President Obama Joins in a National Day of Service

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

On January 21, 2013, our realm will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a nationwide holiday during which we admiration the inheritance of the civil rights leader Dr. King through a day of overhaul and volunteering.

This year, MLK Day memorial will agree with the Presidential investiture, so the President is asking all citizens to join him in contribute in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19. Earlier today, the Presidential opening Committee proclaim that it will host a wide variety of volunteering events in Washington, DC and around the country. Furthermore, the Committee is hopeful people to pledge a promise to serve after MLK Day throughout 2013.

President Obama has been deeply dedicated to engaging more Americans in service since captivating office four years ago. He extended AmeriCorps through procedures such as signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009 and generates the FEMA Corps program last year. He starts the Serve.gov platform to make it easier for Americans to find and post limited volunteer occasion.

Today, Americans are volunteering in growing numbers and attention in national service and civic contribution continues to grow. Building on this impetus, we support all Americans to serve on MLK Day and long after the induction. As President Obama has said, “America’s never been about what can be completed for us; it’s about what can be done by us mutually.”

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