Every year, the government offers Americans a unique way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and encourages citizens to make it a “day on and not a day off,” as a national day of service, according to White House Domestic Policy Council Director, Melody Barnes.
The President and First Lady, the Vice President and Dr. Biden, Cabinet Secretaries, and senior Administration officials will participate in memorial events and community service projects in the Washington, D.C. area, Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere on Monday, January 17th in honor of the King legacy.
The government has launched MLKDay.gov, a website that shares the different efforts and projects available to volunteer at this coming Monday. It includes an electronic online database, which allows users to simply plug in their zipcode and then be given a listing of various volunteer opportunities in their area. Further, if there are any community groups, organizations or other entities that have projects they’d like to enter in the database, the system allows them to submit their volunteer opportunities.
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Meanwhile, the King memorial that sits on a 3 acre lot west of the FDR memorial and in line with the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials in Washington DC’s Tidal basin continues to be built. I got a chance to get a sneak peek with other reporters last week. Here are a few photos.
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