A Day Off to Serve

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. Find out what's closed as well as how you can honor the civil rights icon's legacy through volunteerism.

The following places—some among Cherokee County's largest employers—will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

While some of us will use the day off to rest, did you know that Coretta Scott King, the wife of the slain civil rights icon, went before Congress in 1994 to make the federal holiday a national day of service?

According to The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, President Bill Clinton signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday and Service Act that same year, a move that expanded the mission of the holiday to include community service.

What do you plan to do to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.? Let us know in the comment box below.

So in between the lounging, the Internet surfing and the mindless television watching, consider doing something that makes our community better. To find volunteer opportunities within driving distance of ZIP codes 30114 and 30115, visit www.serve.gov/mlkday.


  • Schools. and  will be closed Monday.
  • Mail. The will not deliver mail Monday.
  • Transportation. The observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Trash. Waste Management observes the federal holiday, too.
  • Libraries. The will be closed Monday.
  • Government offices. 
    • offices will be closed Monday.
    • will be closed Monday. 

If you know of other closings, add them in the comments field below this article.


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