The Bay Area will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. by dedicating a day to community service

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, numerous individuals in the Bay Area will engage in a nationwide day of service. MLK Day, distinguished as the sole federal holiday dedicated to a national day of service, aims not only to pay tribute to the late civil rights icon but also to promote community involvement and instigate positive change.

On Monday, various events across the Bay Area will be held to honor King’s legacy. Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, is organizing a blood drive. Simultaneously, the East Bay Regional Park District will conduct its annual day of service, featuring a cleanup at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.

Caltrain is set to operate its yearly NorCal MLK Celebration Train, traveling from the Diridon Station in San Jose to San Francisco, followed by a downtown march. Meanwhile, in Vallejo on Sunday, student volunteers associated with the Community Engaged Learning Center at Cal Maritime participated in tree planting activities to create the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy grove near city hall.

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