January 17 is the 25th Anniversary of MLK, Jr.

January 17, 2011 will mark the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. That day in the United States is a federal holiday. In addition, millions of Americans will work in service community following the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to vision of a beloved community.

In 2011 is the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King. This is because after creating in 1983 the federal holiday marking the birthday’s  Martin Luther King.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January. The President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

Martin Luther King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live creating the Beloved Community.

The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solution.

Sources. mlkday.com