16 January 2006

"A Day On, Not a Day Off"

Today is the 20th Anniversary of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country will honor the life and work of Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. (My family just returned from one such event -- putting together hygiene packages for a homeless shelter.) Together, we honor Dr. King's legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday "A day ON, not a day OFF."

In the words of Dr. King: "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."

For more information, see Martin Luther King Day of Service.

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1 comment:

GayleGifford said...

Thanks for writing about service. I encourage us all to take a more expansive view, so that we honor civic participation all year round. See my discussion of the topic at http://www.ceffect.com/