MLK's daughter tweets heartfelt tribute on his birthday

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On Sunday, what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 88th birthday, his daughter, Bernice, tweeted a heartfelt tribute, honoring the civil rights icon and sharing an image of her standing with the monument to her father.

The memorial, located in downtown Washington, D.C., was opened in 2011.

Look back on King's March on Washington:

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Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Dr Martin Luther King Jr addresses the crowd on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the historic March on Washington. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech to huge crowd gathered for the Mall in Washington DC during the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom (aka the Freedom March). (Photo by Francis Miller/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Civil rights march on Washington, DC, USA. Procession of African Americans carrying placards demanding equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing, and an end to bias. 28 August 1963. Photographer: Warren K Leffler. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
August 1963: Some 200,000 protesters gather to demand equal rights for black Americans on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. Among them are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) (4th L), A. Philip Randolph (2nd R) as well as Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young and Rabbi Joachim Prinz. (Photo by MPI/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Overhead view of the massive crowd assembled on the Mall in front of the Reflecting Pool and between the Lincoln and Washington monuments during the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. It was at this rally that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Crowd of over 200,000 gathered on Washington Monument (rear) mall for March on Wash. for Jobs & Freedom, during which Martin Luther King delivered I have a dream speech. (Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
African Americans and demonstrators for equal rights waving signs during March on Washington. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Civil rights Leaders hold hands as they lead a crowd of hundreds of thousands at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. Those in attendance include (front row): James Meredith and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), left; (L-R) Roy Wilkins (1901 - 1981), light-colored suit, A. Phillip Randolph (1889 - 1979) and Walther Reuther (1907 - 1970). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
African Americans and demonstrators for equal rights waving signs during March on Washington. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NBC News -- MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM 1968 -- Pictured: Civil Rights activists gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom political rally in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (front row, second from right) stands with other civil rights leaders in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the Freedom March for civil rights. August 28, 1963. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
28th August 1963: Crowds gathering in Washington DC for the 'march for jobs and freedom' where Martin Luther King delivered his famous 'I have a dream' speech. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1963: In front of 170 W 130 St., March on Washington, l to] r Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director, Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of Administrative Committee (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. with compatriots at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. August 28, 1963. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
The political activist John Lewis, former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee addressing a crowd at the 1963 March on Washington by black activists for jobs and freedom, Washington, DC, April 4, 1963. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
28th August 1963: A young marcher during the march for jobs and freedom to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, where Martin Luther King made his famous 'I have a dream' speech. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
Demonstrators sit near the reflecting pool in Washington DC after participating in the March on Washington. Marchers led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of the Civil Rights Movemen | Location: Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C., USA.
Screen capture from the CBS national broadcast of the 'I Have a Dream' speech of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), Washington, DC, August 28, 1963. King Jr. delivered his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to over 200,000 supporters at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
380887 25: Thousands of Americans march near the U.S. Capitol August 28, 1963 at a civil rights rally. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968, right) at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, 28th August 1963. King gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech at the event. (Photo by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
NBC News -- MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM 1968 -- Pictured: NBC News' Nancy Dickerson at the National Mall during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom political rally in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News -- MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM 1968 -- Pictured: Young paperboy during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom political rally in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American Civil Rights activists actor Sidney Poitier (left) and singer Harry Belafonte talk together during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. (Photo by Francis Miller/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
View of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968, center) at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where he would deliver his 'I Have a Dream' speech, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. (Photo by Rowland Scherman/Getty Images)
View of some of the leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968) (second left) and Rabbi Joachim Prinz (1902 - 1988) (in sunglasses), Washington DC, August 28, 1963. The march provided the setting for Dr. King's iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Jr., gives his 'I Have a Dream' speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. The widely quoted speech became one of his most famous.
2nd July 1963: L-R: National civil rights leaders John Lewis, Whitney Young Jr., A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer and Roy Wilkins pose behind a banquet table at the Hotel Roosevelt as they meet to formulate plans for the March on Washington and to bring about the passage of civil rights legislation, New York City. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
381091 31: President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August 28, 1963. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
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Born just five months before King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech, Bernice was appointed as CEO of The King Center in 2012.

Last week, in honor of this year's Martin Luther King Day, President Obama designated three Civil Rights sites as national monuments, including the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Alabama, which served as a headquarters for the Civil Rights leaders, including King.

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