NEW YORK (TIP): The world will celebrate, January 20, the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who, in the words of President Barack Obama, “gave mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, offered a redemptive path for oppressed and oppressors alike, and led a Nation to the mountaintop”. While issuing a proclamation to observe January 20 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday, President Obama said, “Dr. King taught us that “an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

In honor of this spirit, Americans across the country will come together for a day of service. By volunteering our time and energy, we can build stronger, healthier, more resilient communities. Today, let us put aside our narrow ambitions, lift up one another, and march a little closer to the Nation Dr. King envisioned”.