Monday marks the annual national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Known for his peaceful efforts toward ending racism and segregation in America, Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 at age 39. He would have turned 81. The U.S. has honored the civil rights leader’s life on the third Monday of every January since 1986.
"Thank you Dr. King for being the drum major who was able and ready to lead our nation to greater heights through love and peace."