Dr. King reminds us to serve


Old Guard Staff Sgts. at the MLK Memorial

Photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Today, as we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy gives thanks to our military Service members, the men and women who so valiantly made personal commitments to serve humanity and fight for our country’s freedom.

We commemorate this holiday, in its 26th year, by encouraging all Americans to volunteer in support of our nation’s military community, especially on behalf of the thousands of wounded warriors recovering worldwide.

For opportunities in your area to answer Dr. King’s call to action, please visit the following webpages to learn how your service can make a difference in the lives of our wounded, ill and injured Service members.

Corporation for National & Community Service

National Resource Directory