Each year, thousands of American's gather to honor Dr. King's legacy and come together to serve their neighbors and community.
Held annually on the third Monday of January, the MLK federal holiday is a national day of service and time to re-commit
ourselves to aiding others. Dr. King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all. He
challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play. Four decades after his assassination,
we still work to realize his dream. The needs are great, many Americans are hurting, and government can't do it alone. We need
citizens to help renew our nation and expand both equality and opportunity for all.
The City of Richmond is proud to celebrate this national day of remembrance and service, engaging in meaningful volunteerism,
viewing this day as "A Day On, Not A Day Off". To learn more about this national holiday and day of service, please visit the
MLK National Day of Service website.