The beautiful thing about service is that everyone can do it. We can’t all stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or the steps of the Capitol and inspire a nation to do what’s right. But each of us, in our own way, can follow in our leaders’ footsteps and make a difference for someone today.
Bernice A. King, who is CEO of the King Center in Atlanta, is a daughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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