Honoring Service with a Day of Service… Every Day

 

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Martin Luther King Jr., in 1964, upon being honored with the Nobel Peace Prize

“Life’s most persistent question is: What are you doing for others?” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ederal holiday falls on the Monday closest to Dr. King’s actual birthday of January 15, which was signed into law
in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. Much more than a day off or a day of sales and shopping, the holiday is an observance of everything this great man did and stood
for. In an effort to honor Dr. King and keep his spirit alive, Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wolford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis in 1994 coauthored the King Holiday and Service Act. President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law, and Congress charging the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal government agency, with coordinating efforts to move the country
closer to Dr. King’s “Beloved Community.” This important day offers our Family Support and Residential Support team members valuable opportunities for engaging consumers in the community for the benefit of the community… something we proudly do every day.

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