It’s Wednesday, Aug. 28. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!
1. Today…in History: On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, at the end of the March on Washington. Crowds are expected to return to that spot today to hear from President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of this milestone in the civil rights movement.
2. You Said It: “My mom, who is now deceased - Audrey Gary of Arlington, VA - marched in 1963… I was always fascinated by the story she told describing the sea of people forming together for one common cause - justice.” Several of our readers have shared their own stories about the March on Washington in 1963. Share your stories by clicking the “Start Your Own Blog” button on our Blogs page.
3. ICYMI: Check out this Wow house for sale in Clifton - you can get work done in your own oval office!
4. Number of the Day: 4. That’s the number of fractures in the leg of a rescued puppy wounded when he was thrown off a balcony. The Prince William Humane Society is raising money to help pay for his surgery.5. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain today and the temperature will be about 85 degrees.
Have an awesome day!