Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration

This Monday we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday is dedicated to his life and the work he devoted to serving others, not only as a pastor but also as a civil rights activist. King not only influenced people's spiritual lives but also provided practical assistance to those in need and suffering.

Every year, on the third Monday of January, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day - "a day on, not a day off." Coretta Scott King said, "The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all races and ethnicities celebrated this holiday by doing good deeds for others. This is the only national day of service. Americans are encouraged to honor the life and service of Dr. King by serving others and their communities.

Dr. King said, "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

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