Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
WHEREAS, Dr. King's teachings continue to encourage and guide us in addressing challenges in our communities; and,
WHEREAS, the King Holiday and Service Act, enacted in 1994, designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a national day of volunteer service, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort; volunteering on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an appropriate way to honor Dr. King, meet local and national needs, bring our citizens together, and strengthen our communities and nation; and,
WHEREAS, in recognition of this day, service projects are being organized by a wide range of nonprofit organizations, private businesses, colleges and universities and other organizations throughout the state and country; all Michiganders have an opportunity to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service projects on this day and throughout the year;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 21, 2013 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Michigan.