Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy endures on this federal holiday to remember the iconic champion of civil rights. Special events around the nation from parades to tributes to service projects will be held to commemorate the dream of the civil rights leader. Dr. King dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived, and he challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans.
Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is often celebrated as a national day of service, an opportunity to come together and serve one’s neighbors and community. Hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide will honor his legacy today by strengthening their communities through service and volunteering.
Like those volunteers, our firm strives to improve our community through volunteer service efforts. Over the holidays, Pond Lehocky partnered with Families Forward Philadelphia to benefit the shelter’s mission of helping homeless families and travelers in Philadelphia. Our attorneys consistently volunteer their time for pro bono activities along with seminars and informative lectures about workers’ compensation and Social Security disability. Even with our firm’s immense growth, we have always maintained a steadfast commitment to bettering our local community.
Truly, Martin Luther King Jr. Day reminds us all of the essential need to come together to serve our communities. On this day, we pay tribute to Dr. King by reaffirming our dedication to the tenets of humble service that are an indelible part of his legacy.