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Contact: Savanna Moore, 731-689-5696
Residents of Hardin County and the surrounding areas are invited to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Volunteers will be helping with preparations for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in volunteer service.
Shiloh National Military Park has planned a day of service that will leverage the strength of local citizens to commemorate an event deeply rooted in the community’s history, and advance Dr. King’s dream of opportunity for all. On the evening of April 8th, nearly twenty-four thousand luminaries will be lit in memory of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing as a result of the Battle of Shiloh. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the luminaries leading up to the anniversary of the battle.
The annual event honors Dr. King’s legacy, and is an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of citizenship through service to others and engage in conversations to advance community goals.
WHO: Shiloh National Military Park and Community Volunteers
WHAT: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
WHERE: Shiloh NMP 1055 Pittsburg Landing Road Shiloh, TN 38376
WHEN: Monday January 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CONTACT: Savanna Moore at (731) 689-5696
The MLK Day of Service is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.