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Obama and family mark holiday with community service

4 years ago January 17, 2011 Jan 17, 2011 Monday, January 17 2011 Monday, January 17, 2011 7:54:34 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is marking Martin Luther King day today with community service.

The president and first lady will pitch in today at a to-be-named location in Washington, while Cabinet chiefs and other top officials do likewise across the country.

Obama has eagerly embraced the idea of honoring the memory of the civil rights leader in projects that help the community.

Last year, Obama dropped by a Washington food bank to serve hot meals to the needy.

In a statement marking the holiday, he said King dedicated his life to others, especially ensuring justice for all. Obama asks all Americans to observe it by volunteering on projects that benefit neighborhoods and those in need.

Last year, Obama dropped by a Washington food bank to serve hot meals to the needy.

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