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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Post Date:01/10/2019
Proclamation
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2019

WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, economic
advancement and opportunity for all, and challenged all Americans to participate in the never-ending work of
building a more perfect union; and,
WHEREAS, Dr. King’s teachings should continue to guide and inspire us in addressing challenges in our
communities; and,
WHEREAS, legislation was signed in 1983 to mark the birthday of Dr. King as a federal holiday and in 1994
the King Holiday and Service Act was enacted designating the King Holiday as a national day of service, and
charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with leading this effort; and,
WHEREAS, since 1994 millions of Americans have been inspired by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. to serve their neighbors and communities on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service; and,
WHEREAS, providing service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an appropriate way to honor
Dr. King, meet local and national needs, bring our citizens together, and strengthen our communities and nation;
and,
WHEREAS, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday commemorated as a
national day of service, and offers an opportunity for Americans to give back to their communities on the
holiday and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year; and,
WHEREAS, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects are being organized by a wide range of nonprofit
and community organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, private businesses, and other
organizations across the nation; and,
WHEREAS, each of us can and must contribute to making our communities better with increased opportunity
for all our citizens, and,
WHEREAS, citizens of Curry County have the opportunity to participate in events throughout the City of
Clovis on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 21, 2019, as well as create and implement
community service projects where they identify the need;
NOW, THEREFORE, We, the Curry County Commission of Curry County, New Mexico proclaim January
21, 2019 as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Curry County and call upon all citizens of Curry
County to honor the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through participation in community service
projects on Martin Luther King Day of Service and throughout the year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the County of Curry to be affixed this
10th day of January, 2019.
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