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Martin Luther King Day - A National Day of Service

January 04, 2016 2:54 PM | Anonymous

January 20, 1983, marked the first time the United States celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Day always falls on the 3rd Monday in January and will be celebrated this year on January 18th.   

Martin Luther King Day is also highlighted as a "National Day of Service."  Americans from across the country participate in community service activities and hold parades to honor King's birthday and legacy. Learn more about King and why he was honored with a holiday.

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