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For Immediate Release

January 18, 2013 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer (PIO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 271-2507
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
“Remember! Act! A Day On…Not A Day Off!”

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – The United States Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in U.S. history. Even after the creation of more than 50 specialized federal law enforcement agencies during the 20th century, the U.S. Marshals Service has retained the broadest jurisdiction and authority. The U.S. Marshals Service has been involved in most of the major historical episodes in America's past. For over 200 years, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority used by all three branches of government.

The U.S. Marshals Service proudly joins the nation in celebrating the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK). Congress passed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and Service Act on August 23, 1994, which designated the holiday as a national day of volunteer service. This year’s MLK Day of Service is Monday, January 21, 2013. The national recurring theme of the MLK Day of Service is, “Remember! Act! A Day On…Not A Day Off!”

On behalf of Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, we invite you to join us in a public event commemorating the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we march on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., from the MLK Academy, located at 3501 MLK Drive to the Pittman-Sullivan Park, located at 1101 Iowa Street. The MLK March in San Antonio is considered one of the largest celebrations in the United States, drawing more than 100,000 adults and children. We look forward to your attendance.

“The time is always right to do what is right. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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