Sunday, January 20, 2013
We've compiled a list of closings in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
All federal, and state offices as well as banks will be closed on Monday in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The holiday marks the birthday of the famed civil rights leader. King’s actual birthday is on Jan. 15, but the third Monday of January was designated as the official holiday in 1983. The Village of Shorewood, the Shorewood Library, and Milwauke County offices (with the exception of courts) will be open on Monday. Garbage and recycling is not affected by the holiday. However, the post office and the schools and district offices in the Shorewood School District will be closed. They will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday and regular mail delivery will resume on that day.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On Monday, district employees will volunteer at 10 differnet non-profit organizations and events in Shorewood and across the Milwaukee area.
"A day on, not a day off.” Staff at Shorewood schools are taking the motto behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day seriously in hopes of building a new tradition of giving. On Monday, employees will volunteer at 10 differnet non-profit organizations and events in Shorewood and across the Milwaukee area. Music department staff will perform at two nursing homes in the area (Catholic Home and Jewish Home, employees will canvass Shorewood to promote fire safety, in conjunction with the Red Cross and the North Shore Fire Department and clean rooms at Kathy's House, a house which provide lodging for patients and their caregivers traveling to Milwaukee area hospitals for medical treatment. “The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Shorewood is a …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Watch and read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in honor of MLK Day.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was delivered on Aug. 28, 1963. It is still considered one of the most powerful pieces of public oration in American history. King delivered the speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., in front of the hundreds of thousands who had marched onto Washington, urging the country to abolish Jim Crow laws and turn their attention toward civil rights. Read the full text of the speech below: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon …