Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Today we observe the 25th Annual National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. For many it is a day off from school and work, for others it is just another day. But for all of us it should be a day to reflect on the values of Dr. King and to serve our community in a manner that would be honoring to his memory. Great strides have been made over the years towards a nation of equality, but Dr. King’s dream of a nation of freedom and justice for all has yet to be reached.
When we look around in our communities we often can see the disparity that exists not only between racial lines but economic ones as well. In the economic climate in which our GREAT nation finds itself today it is especially evident that there is still much work to be done.
The question remains “who is going to do it”? Who will step in where Dr. King left off? We each hold a responsibility to step in to the gap and help our community, our nation, our world; what legacy will you leave for those to come?
The National Day of Service calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems (and in case you haven’t noticed lately, we have A LOT of them). Answer the call to serve if not today, then this week, this month or at least this year; do something to better your community, even if it is just for one person. You might find you will better yourself too!