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POTUS Honors MLK on National Day of Service

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Yesterday the First Family kicked off inauguration weekend with a National Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by pitching in on improvements at Burrville Elementary school in Washington, DC. As part of their service, the President and First Lady stained a bookcase for students at the school just miles away from the White House.

“This is really what America is about,” President Obama said. “This is what we celebrate.” And with the inaugural festivities taking place this weekend this is what the President encourages everyone to keep in mind. “We think about not so much the inauguration, but we think about this is Dr. King’s birthday we’re going to be celebrating this weekend.”

On Monday January 20 an estimated 800,000 people will come to witness President Barack Obama's public inauguration ceremony, coinciding with the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. King. “He said everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major. But if you’re going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a drum major for looking out for other people,” said the President.

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