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North Texans Embrace MLK Day Of Service: Focusing On ‘The We’ Instead of ‘The Me’

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In 1994, congress designated the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. as a national day of service . Ever since, service-minded people have embraced the challenge to make the third Monday in January a day on, not a day off. A few dozen volunteers in east Dallas spent half the day knee deep in dirt and mulch— to help a small school garden become something much bigger.