Commemorating MLK Day

Monday, January 21, is Martin Luther King Day. Our office, along with many other companies, banks, libraries, and the post office, will be closed.

So this is a good time to check out some facts about Martin Luther King, Jr., and the holiday that bears his name.

Facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when he won it at age 35. That record was broken in 2014 by a 17-year-old activist named Malala Yousafzai. 
  • At the Atlanta premier of the movie Gone with the Wind, Martin sang with his church choir.
  • He went to college at age 15 and became a minister at 19. He had his doctorate degree by age 25.
  • There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The name on his original birth certificate is Michael King, which was a mistake. He was supposed to be named after his father who was named for Martin Luther, the leader of the Christian reformation movement.

Facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, according to theodysseyonline.com:

  • MLK Day is only 1 of 3 national holidays in the U.S. honoring an individual person. George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and Martin Luther King, Jr. are the only individuals with national holidays honoring them. President’s Day, although commonly attributed with Lincoln’s birthday as well, was chosen because of Washington’s Birthday and was originally in honor of him alone.
  • MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January because of King’s birthday. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. MLK Day is celebrated on the third Monday of each January because it is close to his birthday.
  • MLK Day is observed by groups in over 100 nations.

PSC Closed On Monday
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, our office and the Panel Support Center will be closed on Monday.

Remember To Take Part in Our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes! 
Don’t forget, this scavenger hunt is still going on until Wednesday, January 23.

Similar to our other scavenger hunt sweepstakes, I’ve hidden images in past blog posts for you to find. All you need to do is go through all of my blog postings from 2018 and look for the six New Year’s Resolution-related images (graphics).

When you find any of the images listed (salad, scale, etc.), make a note of the blog post title where you found the image. After you have found all of the images, go to the link below andfollow the instructions. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCPBlog_ResolutionSweeps

I hope you have a nice weekend.

6 thoughts on “Commemorating MLK Day”

  1. Martin Luther King Day is a “Day On” day. Instead of just being off of work and relaxing at home, it is suggested that one contribute to the well being of others on this day.

  2. I live in Philadelphia, PA. and people use the term MLK day most of the time. I have always been in awe of the Man and his legacy.

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