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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first family asked Americans to find an event and serve with others in their community. The Joint Base Andrews community did just that on Inauguration morning, Jan. 21, 2013

Volunteers from JBA representing the 779th Medical Group and the 11th Contracting Squadron as well as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency partnered with the Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. to participate in the “A Day On, Not A Day Off” Adopt-a-Road clean up. The group worked to clean along Palmer Road, in Fort Washington, Md., removing large debris, old tires, junked computer equipment and furniture.

The camaraderie and loving spirit of sisterhood was definitely felt throughout the morning. The group collected more than 19 extra-large bags of debris and when the work was complete the road was immaculate. Volunteers of all ages participated in the day of service. High school students who participated earned community service hours toward the Maryland graduation requirement.