When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act 1965, I was a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. I had no way of understanding just how significant this day was. Nor did I comprehend the amazing sacrifice that brought it about.
I voted again this year.
How could anyone not vote in view of the investment of life and limb and suffering that brought about this freedom in our nation for all of us?
[Thanks to NBC KXAS-Channel 5 Anchor, Mark Hayes for sharing this historic photo via Twitter!]