This year marks the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students, faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology will honor King’s life and legacy by serving the Rolla area during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17.
This year’s theme is “A Day On, Not A Day Off. A Call To Service.” Participants will work on a number of projects throughout the Rolla community. The day will conclude with a luncheon and a keynote speech by Leila Thompson Flagg, a 1960 civil engineering graduate of the university.
The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in 1986. In 1994, as a tribute to King’s personal commitment to service, Congress designated the day a national day of service. Missouri S&T volunteers will join the efforts of thousands of individuals and organizations across the county to commemorate the day. This year will be S&T’s third year to participate.