Making a difference on MLK Day

Published 2:00 am Sunday, January 15, 2017

On Monday, Oxford and our nation has an opportunity to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., and keep alive his goal of making our world a better place for all to live in.

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Communities all over the country will be answering that question with the National Day of Service to serve their fellow man and make a difference in the lives of others.

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MLK Day is an opportunity to begin 2017 in a positive way by making an impact in the LOU community through volunteering, cleaning up a neighborhood, helping your neighbor with a project, giving of your time at a school, or any number of other ways to give back.

It’s an opportunity for all of us to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of a man who strived to make a difference and make our nation a better place for all individuals. We still have a long ways to go, but we each can do our part in some way or another.

In the words of Dr. King, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”