A Day On, Not A Day Off! This was the theme of this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. address given by Guess Speaker retired Army Col. Roy G. Plummer on Fort Benning last week. This was a great theme and a great event honoring Dr. King that was attended by not only soldiers but also by civilians from the surrounding area of Ft. Benning, Ga, Columbus, Ga and Phenix City, AL.
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In his address he "encouraged the audience to take time and find a need in the community, visiting organizations, rest homes, the homeless and wherever there is a need for help."
There are other special events going on in my area like the MLK Unity Parade of Excellence on Saturday, on Monday there's the MLK Unity Awards Breakfast and I'm sure there are other events in our community and local churches as well.
We all need to try to attend at least one event in our area, we all need to remember the love and hope that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had for his country and all people. It's also a great photo and teaching opportunity for our children. So don't just think of January 16th as A Day off but instead as A Day On.
How will you spend this MLK holiday?