The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is one of those days when everyone can come together around a common cause and mission. Throughout the week we will be highlighting stories of service from across the country and today we have the opportunity to share with you our 2010 Ambassadors of Service.
What is an Ambassador of Service? Someone who is helping the Corporation for National and Community Service generate awareness about volunteering on the King Holiday and promote service as part of the solution to our nation’s challenges. Hopefully you’ll hear one of these Ambassadors on your local radio or see them volunteering in your community.
Emmitt Smith, the NFL Hall of Famer, had this to say about how he will honor Dr. King’s memory on the King Holiday and throughout the year:
“I think the best way for us to honor Dr. Martin Luther King is to serve our communities and our country in the best way that we possibly can. He was a man that devoted his entire life to equality and social justice and opportunities for all and with that said, he has given the ultimate price which was his life, for people life myself and many others who have enjoyed the luxuries of freedom and the abilities to go out an have the opportunities that we have. Whether it is my self through sport or whether it is the social justice that we have right now or the equality that men and women enjoy right now as we live our present life state."
Check out our Ambassadors of Service page – other Ambassadors include academics, civil rights icons, national service leaders, and celebrities.
Don’t forget – it’s not too late to get involved in the MLK Day of Service – get involved and visit serve.gov/MLKDay to learn more.