So the (Second) Inauguration of Barack Obama as President happens today... And tomorrow. Today is the formal event, while the public ceremony will be tomorrow because Washington traditionally doesn't do the public ceremony on a Sunday.
Yet that's not all. Obama's Inaugural Committee has not stopped with just planning a big party in DC. It's also encouraged Americans to celebrate at home in various ways. One is by giving back, and that's what happened yesterday as local OFA Nevada volunteers gave back to the community all over the state.
In Henderson, local volunteers gave back by serving at the Gibson Library. Volunteers searched for missing books, helped with the book sale, and did whatever else was needed to keep the library running smoothly. Library staff certainly appreciated the help, and the volunteers were happy to give back... And discover some hidden treasures in the library.
It's amazing to remember that once upon a time, MLK Day was incredibly controversial. But now, people honor the legacy of Dr. King by giving back to the community. That's another reason for the Day of Service. With so many in this country who are in need, there's still a need to give back.
And it felt good to see this happening.