And one of the other ways people are marking MLK Day is by sharing the spirit of volunteering.
For 15 years now, Martin Luther King Day has also been set aside as a national community service day.
President-Elect Barack Obama made a nationwide call to action recently for this to be a day on, rather than a day off, from work.
The W at K.I. Sawyer was one place where people were living up to that.
W volunteer Meagan Ubris says a kids’ gym that recently started up in an old racquetball court going back to the Sawyer Air Force Base days could use some help getting off the ground.
In 2007, the holiday actually fell on Dr. King’s birthdate, which was January 15th.
If he were still with us, he would have turned 80 last Thursday.