Gov LePage deems MLK Jr. Day "Day of Service"

8:42 PM, Jan 20, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage is proclaiming Martin Luther King Junior Day to be a Day of Service in the state.

In his proclamation, the governor says the holiday was designated as a national day of volunteer service when it was enacted in 1994.

He says it's the only federal holiday commemorated as a national day of service.

There's no word right now on what the Governor's plans for the holiday are.

For two years, the NAACP had extended the Governor an invitation to their MLK breakfast in Portland, but each year he has gone to a similar celebration in Waterville. This year, the civil rights group did not invite LePage.

He's not going to the Waterville breakfast this year, either, thoug; his office says he will be out of town.










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