MLK Day or Martin Luther King Day is more than just a day. First Lady Michelle Obama wants us to take part in the National Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
“Four years ago, during his first inauguration, Barack and I were thrilled when thousands of Americans from every corner of the country took part in the National Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. We were so excited because we knew that the celebrations weren’t just about a new president, but about everything that we can accomplish together. And that starts with service,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
“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.”—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The First Family is asking us to find an activity to serve others in our communities. Let’s get busy! There are seven ways to get involved: health, education, community resilience, economic development, veterans and military families, faith-based work, and environment.
PS: When you click on the site and commit to serve, you will be automatically entered for a chance to attend President Obama’s Inauguration on January 21, 2013, flight and hotel expenses covered!