As on every federal holiday, citizens and residents of the U.S. should fly their U.S. flags today, on the holiday marking the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fly the U.S. flag today for the holiday for the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January.
King’s actual birthday is January 15. In 2018, the legal holiday and King’s actual birthday are the same day. It’s becoming common for Americans to fly their flags all weekend for a holiday on Friday or Monday.
Many Americans will celebrate with a day of service. Perhaps you will, too.
In 2017, days before the inauguration of a new president, remembering and honoring the life and struggles of Martin Luther King, Jr., and serving others in real and symbolic ways, is more important than ever.
- Official website, MLK Day observation and Day of Service
- Gwen Ifill’s blog post on Dr. King and Selma’s marches, and the movie “Selma”
- 2013 Google Doodle
- 2012 notice at MFB — also Obama’s 2nd inauguration
- More from 2012 celebration
- 2010 celebration
- 2009 celebration