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Belleville Township to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Flag-Raising Event, Call to Service

By rlsmetro on


The Township will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a flag-raising ceremony in front of Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

In the quest to truly celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, Mayor Michael Melham and the Township Council are urging residents to perform acts of kindness to mark the national holiday in a meaningful way.

Residents are encouraged, for example, to donate nonperishable food to a Belleville food bank, call or visit a senior citizen or write a letter of appreciation to a health care hero on the front lines of this ongoing battle against COVID-19.

Or, another idea is to donate blood. The American Red Cross will be collecting blood on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 1-6 p.m. at the Belleville Senior Center, 8 Franklin Ave.

Whichever act of charity and kindness you chose, the goal is to pay tribute to the civil rights leader who led the march on Washington, protested in Selma and once said that “life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?”

“Dr. King’s writings and speeches serve as a lasting reminderthat our actions, however large or small, will help make this a better world,” said Mayor Michael Melham. “Join me in honoring his life and legacy by committing to community service on January 18 and beyond.”