King Daughter on the Dual Honors for Jan. 21

Your Take: As Bernice King notes, inauguration and MLK observances fall on the same weekend.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal Bible (the estate of Martin Luther King Jr.)

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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