In 1983, legislation made the third Monday in January a Federal Holiday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. People all over the U.S. celebrate this day with speeches, parades, and marches to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dedicated to service. This day is dedicated to volunteer service within your community to honor King's legacy. MLK Day of service empowers people around the country to come together within their community. Together they might volunteer at a shelter, deliver meals, collect food or clothes, or help with some service to better their community. Serving the needs of others is a way to help celebrate the work and empowerment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life.
Within any community, there are several ways you can serve and make an impact to better the people in your town.
Ways to volunteer and serve your community safely on MLK Day
For more ways to serve, visit Youth Service America dot org, or contact your local 4-H agent.
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