"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Today and Monday are important days for us to pause and recognize the importance of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15 marks his birthday and Monday, January 20, is the federal holiday to recognize Dr. King for the work he started, and the crucial work that continues today.
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. On MLK Day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions. As he said, "The time is always right to do what is right" and it applies today more than ever.
Please take today and Monday to think about how you can add to your community - in the KM area and across the nation - through service.