25th anniversary of MLK Day commemorated

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To celebrate this day and honor MLK’s life of service, the Serve Guam Commission and Americorps programs held a ceremony so that potential volunteers could learn more about the many ways they could help the community.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that commemorates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. who fought for racial equality through nonviolent demonstrations and civil disobedience in the 1960s.

To celebrate this day and honor MLK’s life of service, the Serve Guam Commission and Americorps programs held an exhibit so that potential volunteers could learn more about the many ways they could help the community.

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Senator Amanda Shelton also presented a resolution to commend the Serve Guam Commission and those involved with community service.

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“We are here to present Resolution 282-35 relative to recognizing the observance of the 25th year anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebration and the various groups and individuals for their continued commitment and dedication for advocated community service and involvement,” Shelton said.

MLK Day is usually observed as “a day on, not a day off” and is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage citizens to improve their communities.

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