MLK Day 2014

(Photo by 2001 Tribune Entertainment)

(Photo by 2001 Tribune Entertainment)

On Monday, Jan. 20, the world will remember one of the most captivating and inspirational men of a generation with MLK Day 2014. To honor the world’s most famous civil rights leader, CBS DC will be across the DMV spreading hope and remembering this special man.

MLK Day is in its 31st year of observance after Congress passed the nationwide observance day in 1968.  It is the only holiday that boasts “a day on, not a day off” to promote community service, remembrance, change and empowerment.

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servedc MLK Day 2014MLK Beautification
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial , 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20003, USA
INFO: Team IMPACT will help trim and mulch cherry trees, plant around the monument and memorial and engage in general beautification.
CONTACT: Brandon Andrews at
hoopfest MLK Day 2014MLK Hoopfest
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19
WHERE: Coolidge High School 6315 5TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
INFO: The nation’s best basketball players will compete in this two day event.
servedc MLK Day 2014Arlington Park Cleanup
WHEN: Jan. 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Four Mile Run Park, Barcroft Park, Arlington Va.
INFO: Volunteer to clean up a section of the Four Mile Run road and stream and keep trash out of Arlington County’s largest stream watershed.
naacp MLK Day 2014NAACP Inaugural Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Colony South Hotel & Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735. 301-856-4500
INFO: Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast is open to the public with a limited amount of complimentary tickets available. Call 301-877-4800 to reserve
servedc MLK Day 2014Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project
WHEN: Monday Jan. 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Various Locations
INFO: Volunteers will be deployed to senior housing complexes across the District to spend time with residents and help them to create their own personal emergency preparedness plan.

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