Saturday, January 15, 2011

Make it a day ON, not a day OFF

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Monday, January 17, 2011, is the 25th year of the federal holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr.  This annual Monday holiday is a "day on, not a day off," and everyone is encouraged to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back in a national day of service.  Dr. King believed in freedom and justice for all, and in creating active citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America.

You don't need to have Monday off to participate in this annual tradition.  Spend a few hours this weekend thinking about your own hopes and dreams.  Take the challenge of the Corporation for National & Community Service, which created find or create a project and make an impact.  Using the website, you can create your own community service project and invite others to join you, or you can join a project that someone else has already started.  Most projects are family-friendly; bring your kids and your grandparents and honor Dr. King by serving your community this weekend.

"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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