PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CELEBRATES MLK HOLIDAY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says there is no better way to honor Martin Luther King on the national holiday honoring him -- than to do something to help others. The president and his family evoked King's own words about public service yesterday as they celebrated King Day in the nation's capital. The president, along with wife Michelle and daughter Malia, joined other volunteers at Browne Education Center in Washington. After meeting with volunteers, the Obamas headed to the school library to help build bookshelves and a reading corner for students. The president and first lady were then put to work painting two King quotes on the library walls.
Last evening, Obama and his wife attended a "Let Freedom Ring" tribute to King's legacy held by Georgetown University and the Kennedy Center. The program included selections from musician Bobby McFerrin and a choir.