A Day of Service

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was signed into law in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan and is held to be a day of service to others.  One of the tenets Dr. King held tightly to was the meaning of service to others.  In one of his last sermons prior to his assassination in 1968 he spoke about how a fulfilled life included service to others and in that sermon he is quoted as saying, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”.

As we commemorate this holiday, January 16, 2017, take time to celebrate not just a day off, but an opportunity to serve others. Consider all the different volunteer opportunities your community has to offer and give back in some fashion.

A guiding principle of Federally Employed Women is the opportunity to serve as the organization serves in its capacities as an advocate for the advancement of women in federal service.  Invest in Our Future by helping out this holiday.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.