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Observance: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The history of “MLK Day” is a long and politically engaging affair, and as with most everything in America it generates all kinds of opinions. It’s no secret that we are a nation that finds it hard to agree during the holidays, sometimes even with regard to the holiday itself.</br></br>Ironically – and appropriately – this is actually okay and something that would very likely please the holiday’s honoree, who advocated for the freedom to express one’s opinion in the form of nonviolent activism.</br></br>Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition – these are important things to consider in America these days. Whatever your opinion may be about how people exercise these rights, there’s no arguing that without them we would live in a different kind of country.</br></br>They form the very bedrock of our society – and that society includes all of us, together – and that idea is one of the bigger takeaways of Dr. King’s message.</br></br>We don’t presume to get political here or offer advice on how to observe MLK Day (or any other day of the year for that matter). Our goal is to simply be nice; to treat others how we ourselves would like to be treated.</br></br>And, Dr. King would probably give that a thumbs up; just puttin’ that out there.</br></br>So, whatever you do on MLK Day, we hope you enjoy a feeling of togetherness; with your family, your friends, your community and your fellow Americans.