MLK Day; Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: “Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off”
Posted on 01/20/2020

City Hall is closed today, Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A nationally recognized holiday since 1986, MLK Day commemorates Dr. King’s tireless activism and life of public service; spent in pursuit of equality and civil rights for all people. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy.

The MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of American to come together to serve their community. This holiday aims to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

In observing MLK Day of Service, the City of Mill Creek renews its commitment to making our community a better, more inclusive place to live.

Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve”.

Community service connects us to the teachings of Dr. King. Today and throughout the rest of the year, we encourage our residents to live up to the purpose and potential of America by remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Mill Creek residents can serve our community by volunteering at a local food bank, in their child’s school, or at their church. Service can also look simply like a kind act or treating a neighbor with compassion.

Discover nearby volunteer opportunities via https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve/search.