Today January 19, 2015 is recognized as the federal holiday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the decision was made after numerous years of battles. The legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, The annual holiday takes place every third Monday in January, it is also the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service
While many would like to utilize this day off for rest and relaxation. It is suppose to be quite the opposite. Dr. King’s legacy is encouraged to be honored through a “Day Of Service”
According to The Corporation for National and Community Service: This day is the perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr King’s legacy through “A Day Of Service” “The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community”.
In the Words of Dr King, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
Click here to Learn more about Dr. King from the official>>>King Center Website