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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Many Closings Monday To Honor Dr. King

Closing For Martin Luther King Day

mlkingFederal, state and county offices will be closed on Monday, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

A federal holiday held on the third Monday of January, it celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many banks and businesses will also be closed and there will be no mail service. Some schools and colleges close. Of those that stay open, some use the day to teach their students about the life and work of Dr. King.

Recent federal legislation encourages Americans to give some of their time on Martin Luther King Day as volunteers in their communities.

In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000. Potter County Today

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