Martin Luther King Jr. impacted the world when he spoke from the heart during his “I Have a Dream” speech. Sharing his vision of America with hundreds of thousands of people who were listening in Washington, D.C. While the speech was given in 1963, the message still is reflected on in today’s world as the American civil rights activist called for an end to racism.
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Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just impact those folks watching in Washington. His message was heard across the land and people still strive for a united country. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the bill observing Martin Luther King’s birthday on the third Monday of January each year. The holiday was observed for the first time on January 20, 1986.
Looking to make the most of the Monday holiday, it’s not uncommon to find people volunteering their time in the community for the holiday. In honor of MLK, hundreds of Volunteer Centers, organizations and volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this day putting an emphasis on a project that could be done with many hands on one day.