01/13/2011 11:52 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Martin Luther King Day: Celebrations And Service In LA

Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there are lots of ways to celebrate and honor the life of one of America's most influential leaders in the Civil Rights Movement. Los Angeles is celebrating with parties and parades this weekend to commemorate Dr. King and his legacy, but Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day of remembrance. Since Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act in 1994, the holiday has also become a national Day of Service. We've included both celebrations and opportunities to serve in remembrance of Dr. King.