Fly your flag today.
U.S. law encourages Americans to fly the U.S. flag on holidays and a few other occasions. Congress set aside the third Monday in January as a holiday to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To honor Dr. King, for several years civil rights leaders and others have urged us to find some way to serve our communities on this day — Americans have done it long enough to make it a tradition. Here’s the official find-a-way-to-serve page from the the federal government; look out your window, go spend a few minutes at your city hall, post office, or at the biggest church in town, or walk into any middle school in America, and opportunities to serve will caress you at every turn.
More, much more:
- Obama gives place of honor to bust of King in the Oval Office, St. Louis Post-Dispatch blog; ABC News story
- The King Center homepage
- SMU’s week in 2008 commemorating Dr. King and his visit to SMU
- Enchanted Learning’s page on King (a good resource for students’ report ideas)
- Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (a stellar resource for teachers)
- Seattle Times special report on King
- Tribute at 56 Rebels (good videos of King speeches)
- 2009 MLK Day post at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub (see resources)
- “Arc of History, Under the St. Louis Arch”
- 2008 MLK Day post here
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