By: Haldis Toppen, Work & Travel Cultural Outreach Coordinator

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. It is also a National Service Day, calling for all people in the United States to give back to their community.

Dr. Martin Luther King, was best known for his march to the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his “I have a dream” speech. Click the photo below to watch Dr. King’s powerful words.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. What are you doing for your community? This can be small or a large event. Please share with CCI Greenheart your great testimonials and stories about what volunteerism and service means to you.

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Join the Greenheart Club and the Greenheart movement to bring change to your community. Want to learn more about what YOU can do? Go do the MLK website to learn about the events going on all around the United States today. At CCI Greenheart, we value volunteerism and service to our community. We hope that you find this National Service Day to be empowering and Fun!