The 2008 King Day of Service saw a record number of Americans honoring Dr. King by volunteering in their communities. From building homes and delivering meals to refurbishing schools and reading to children, more than a half million Americans served in projects in all 50 states. President and Laura Bush served at the MLK Library in Washington D.C., one of 5,000 projects taking place across the country. Participation in the King Day of Service has grown each year since 1994, when Congress passed legislation encouraging the holiday to be observed as a national day of service.
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