US president Barack Obama and his family painted a wall at a middle school in Washington D.C. to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., emphasizing the importance of volunteer service. This is what Obama had to say:
"Dr. King obviously had a dream of justice and equality in our society but he also had a dream of service, that you could be a drum major for service, that you could lead by giving back to our communities. That´s what this program is all about."
At the event people also sang "Happy Birthday" to the first lady, who turns 47 today.