I am proud to live in a country that celebrates not only our Founding Fathers, but also leaders and visionaries like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King's tireless fight for civil rights and economic justice for millions of Americans proves one person can make a difference in our country.
In honor of Dr. King's work, our nation celebrates his birthday with a national day of service in which I am proud to participate. I'm looking forward to joining Alan Khazei this Monday, rolling up our sleeves with Boston Cares and volunteering in the Boston area. Alan is the inspirational leader who created City Year and Be the Change.
For millions of men, women, and children, that spirit of service extends year round. Every day, 365 days a year, Americans like you throughout the Commonwealth and across the country mentor students, assist the elderly, and feed the hungry. They clean up parks, save our rivers, and protect our beaches. They lend a hand to those who need our help the most.
That's incredible, and after your service this Monday, I hope you'll continue to stay involved in your community. That's what this is all about.
Thank you for being a part of this -- and thank you for giving back.
Very truly yours,
P.S. I'd love to hear back from people who go out and do service projects on Monday. Please email your stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org -- and we'll feature some on our website next week!