Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?‘” No matter how you choose to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, this day and every day you can choose to reach out and help someone.
All over the country, there are events and volunteer opportunities happening today to celebrate the spirit of Dr. King.
In Atlanta, the birthplace of Dr. King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is being held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Boston University, where Dr. King earned his Ph.D., is holding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the George Sherman Union. The event is free and open to the public.
The National Civil Rights Museum, which is located at the former Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. King’s assassination, is hosting its annual King Day Celebration. This year the theme is “Love, Peace and Freedom.”
The National Park Service is waving entrance fees today to commemorate the holiday.
You can also go visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. southwest of the National Mall.
Not near any of these places? The PBS website currently has a special section dedicated to the legacy of Dr. King featuring a collection of videos and features designed to educate people on Dr. King’s life and work.
It is easy to see that the one of the main themes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is community service. The U.S. government even has a special site, United We Serve, dedicated to helping people find opportunities to serve their community and those around them. Check out this site to see if you can lend a helping hand to a project around your area.
Geri Bogue is an e-book Developer at WORDsearch. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Clint, her daughter Addison and her min pin Daisy.