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Granite Staters Answer President Obama’s Call to Service

National Day of Service held Saturday, Jan. 19, to kick off 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Granite Staters will take part in the National Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 19, to kick off the 57th Presidential Inauguration, by rolling up their sleeves and committing to service in one of dozens of events across the state.

As part of his Inaugural festivities, President Obama is asking all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the National Day of Service on Jan. 19. In 2009, President Obama and the First Lady started the tradition of holding a National Day of Service the weekend before the swearing-in. President Obama has always believed that everyone has something they can contribute to their community, and that America works best when neighbors help neighbors. 

“Service is more than a one-off event, it’s a lifelong commitment,” President Barack Obama said. “The strength of America depends on the strength of our people. That’s why I’m calling on all Americans to take part in the National Day of Service. We all can give back to our communities on January 19 and throughout the coming year.” 

Granite Staters can find an event or sign up to host their own at the National Day of Service webpage, 2013pic.org/service.

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Jan Schmidt January 16, 2013 at 10:52 PM
The link isn't working... But I will be this Saturday!
Nikki Arguin January 18, 2013 at 06:13 AM
I will be there will bells on!
Super Fun Size January 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM
This will work: http://www.2013pic.org/service

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