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In Case You Missed It: How We Honored Dr. King

The President and several cabinet officials honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by spending the day lending a hand at services sites in DC and throughout the nation.

In 1994, Congress designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a national day of service -- a "day on, not a day off." The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to honor Dr. King by coming together to help meet the needs of their communities and recommit to service throughout the year. Throughout the day yesterday, the President and the First Lady, the Vice President, Cabinet secretaries, and other senior Administration officials participated in a number of community service projects both in DC and throughout the nation. 

Here's How We Honored Dr. King:

President Obama 

First Lady Michelle Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell 

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew 

Secretary of Housing Julian Castro 

Secretary of HHS Sylvia Burwell 

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald 

Ambassador to The UN Samantha Power

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack 

USAID Administrator Raj Shah

For more on the MLK Day of Service, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) at