DEOMI releases 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance poster

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In observance of the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s website at www.deomi.org.

Click the “download” link below the thumbnail image of the poster on our website and download it to your computer. You may then take it to your preferred printing facility for display in your organization or use during your special observance programs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 19. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

President Clinton signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday and Service Act August 23, 1994, expanding the mission of the holiday as a day of community service, interracial cooperation and youth anti-violence initiatives.

According to Mr. Peter Hemmer, DEOMI Illustrator, DEOMI’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday poster focuses on the concept that this holiday is a day of service. The imagery is a cubicle wall populated by a portrait of Dr. King, photos of volunteer activities, and volunteer events written on a dry erase board. The national recurring theme of this holiday is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On…Not A Day Off.” It calls upon the American people to engage in public service and promote peaceful social change. Dr. King’s unfinished movement toward equality can be achieved by our united, enduring efforts. All DEOMI observance month poster files are in the public domain. We simply request you credit the illustrator or the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.