Monday, January 19, 2009

King Day and National Service Day

Yes, it is the national King holiday, but today is also National Service Day.

Monday is the federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., and Obama is leading a day of community service Tuesday, asking the nation to honor King's legacy by making a renewed commitment to service.

Even before Obama ventured from Blair House , crowds started forming on the streets of the capital Monday morning. The attraction: remote broadcasts by television networks and local affiliates, and throngs of onlookers braved the cold to watch the live broadcasts.

The vice president-elect, Joe Biden, is also taking part in volunteer service. His wife, Jill, and Obama's wife, Michelle, are helping with a service project, too.

Transition aides declined to name the locations or details of the projects.

So, if you are in D.C., you just may run up on the Obamas or Bidens participating in volunteer service.


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