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Kentuckians Called On to Participate in Day of Service Saturday


As part of the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson urged Kentuckians to find volunteer opportunities this weekend to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

“I’d like to invite all Kentuckians to participate in the National Day of Service this Saturday,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “Whether you join a community volunteer effort or organize your own event or small project, your participation can make a difference in our Commonwealth. Your service honors the life and civil rights work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helps build strong communities across Kentucky.”

“As Kentuckians, we have shown time and again our desire to offer a helping hand to others in need and to work to make our communities a better place. This willingness to help neighbors or clean up our neighborhoods is part of what makes Kentucky such a terrific place to live and raise a family,” said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. “The Governor and I ask that you continue to put others first during Saturday’s National Day of Service by volunteering and honoring the achievements of Dr. King’s life and legacy.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 21. This year, the Presidential inauguration coincides with the King holiday, and President Obama is also urging all Americans to volunteer.

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Source: news release

Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr./Library of Congress