CW44 News at 10 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s vacation on January 18, 2021 marks the 26the annual day of service to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader. Observed annually on the third Monday in January, MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday designated as the National Day of Service – “One day, not a day off.”
Coretta Scott King said: “The best birthday present my husband could receive is for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to celebrate the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness while serving others. The service breaks down barriers by bringing together people from different backgrounds and benefits those who serve: young people do better in school, seniors are healthier, families are closer, and all gain in fulfillment and a better life. goal.
During his lifetime, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly towards a dream of equality and opportunity for all. Recognizing the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals, he challenged all citizens to help build a more perfect union and live up to America’s purpose and potential. Through his words and examples, Dr. King challenged individuals to take action and uplift their neighbors and communities through service.
Appropriate virtual service and COVID-19 projects for MLK day are organized by a wide range of community and non-profit organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, private companies and others. organizations across the country to meet important community needs. To find a way to honor Dr. King and give back, AmericCorps invites you to visit this National Day of Service site for opportunities at a distance or near you.