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Americans Roll Up Sleeves in Day of Service Before Inauguration

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The day honors the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who famously said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?’” Obama will be publicly sworn in for a second term on Monday, which is also a national holiday honoring King. Before his first inauguration in 2009, Obama urged Americans to spend part of January 19 helping others by volunteering. This year, the Presidential Inaugural Committee asked people both to volunteer on Saturday and pledge to do more service work throughout the year.
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This is a wonderful American

This is a wonderful American tradition, and could be adopted with good effect in our other countries of the world, as well, on the same day or another day of service.