“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve”
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves participated in service events yesterday in the Washington, D.C. area to honor the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service and honors Dr. King’s achievements as a civil rights leader who advocated for equality, justice, and dignity for all.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stopped by the Good Success Church to help distribute food to the community. Then, she attended the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference to meet with church leaders and honor Dr. King’s legacy.
“Today and every day, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Secretary Raimondo. “As we reflect on his legacy, let us recommit ourselves to his unfinished work. It’s up to all of us to continue to fight for equality, stand up to hatred, and improve communities through service.”
Deputy Secretary Don Graves joined Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at Hart Middle School in Washington, D.C. and saw first-hand the incredible work being done by AmericCorps and City Year D.C. to help build strong relationships with students to ensure their success. Graves and Buttigieg joined several volunteers in building a table for the school.
“Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service,” said Deputy Secretary Graves. “Together, we can honor Dr. King’s legacy and the work of so many others who stood alongside him to build a more equitable and just America.”
Please visit The King Center for more information on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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