Martin Luther King Day of Service (will you serve?)
Martin Luther King day is this Monday, what will you be doing?
Remembering Martin Luther King and his dream and vision for the world is one of the ways we can celebrate this day. It’s not just a federal holiday but also a day to serve.
“Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community.
On the 25th anniversary of the King Federal Holiday, we still have work to do to realize Dr. King’s dream. MLK Day of Service is the perfect time for Americans to answer Dr. King’s challenge to do something for others. Just as Dr. King set big goals and focused relentlessly on results, we need sustained citizen action to address today’s social challenges.
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.” – mlk.gov
Martin Luther King day is a federal holiday. Some people have this day off while others don’t. In my area we still have school and life goes on as normal. Whether you have the day off or not you can still find a way to serve in your community or even online. Will you join me in serving our community and remembering Martin Luther King on Monday?
For more info on MLK Day of Service check out –
- What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?
- Where can I serve? (tool to find projects in your area)
- Stories of Service blog