HomeNewsArticle Display

MLK Day; Remember, celebrate, act

A graphic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, on the third Monday of January, our nation celebrates and honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements and dedication to the betterment of our country. We answer his call to action to serve our communities by volunteering to make a difference and spark change. This holiday is the first and only federal holiday designated as a day of service. (courtesy graphic)

VANDENBERG AIR FOR BASE, Calif. --

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely regarded as America’s preeminent advocate of nonviolence and a pivotal leader of the Civil Rights Movement. His speeches called for the American people to work together towards a better world. His work embodied the ideals in our founding documents. “We are all created equal with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

 

Each year, on the third Monday of January, our nation celebrates and honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements and dedication to the betterment of our country. We answer his call to action to serve our communities by volunteering to make a difference and spark change. This holiday is the first and only federal holiday designated as a day of service. The MLK Day of Service is a way to honor the memory of King’s work by volunteering to better the world for the people around you.

 

The Corporation for National and Community Service is charged with leading this national effort in remembering King’s dedication by organizing a number of volunteer opportunities across the nation. For more information, visit their website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service.