On Jan. 20, 2020, Americans pause to honor the incredible life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement, gave hope to millions experiencing discrimination, and whose enduring memory inspires a more just and equal society.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
His life cut short at the age of 39. But those 39 short years had changed America forever. The conscience of America had been touched. Across the land, people had begun to treat each other not as blacks and whites, but as fellow Americans. And in his words, from every mountainside, let freedom.
[Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.] Ring from every hill and molehill in Mississippi. From every mountainside. Sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners, will they be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood? I have a dream.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day
A day which is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, Jan. 15.
This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service will be recognized on Jan. 20, 2020.
Thank you, Cpl. Marvin Chavez for the video!