Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January every year. On this day we commemorate the value of courage, truth, justice, service, and dignity. Dr. King’s voice and vision have brought the noblest principles to the nation. It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing.
Every King Holiday has been a national “teach-in” on the values of nonviolence, including unconditional love, tolerance, forgiveness, and reconciliation, which are so desperately-needed to unify America. It is a day of intensive education and training in Martin’s philosophy and methods of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation. The Holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to fight evil, not people, to get in the habit of asking themselves, “what is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?”
It’s a day of service. It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can’t read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, consoling the broken-hearted and a thousand other projects for building the beloved community of his dream.