Congressman Bright volunteers at "A Day of Service for our Military"

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Bobby Bright participated in "A Day of Service for Our Military" at Washington's Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Joining him at the project were his wife, Judge Lynn Bright, and daughters Katie and Lisa. The event was organized as part of the National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Volunteers prepared care packages for the military.

Congressman Bright made the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Day and the National Day of Service Project:

"Starting in the pulpit at Montgomery's Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Dr. King inspired Americans from all walks of life to serve their fellow citizens. Dr. King once said 'every man can be great, because every man can serve.' The King Day of Service is an appropriate way to honor the life of an extraordinary man who helped change America. I chose to volunteer for the people who serve America every day- the men and women of our armed services. A Day of Service for our Military was a great way to give back to the people who have sacrificed so much for the country.

"From coast to coast, Americans chose to spend today serving their neighbors. I strongly believe if Dr. King were alive today, he would be pleased that part of his dream has become reality through the National Day of Service."

President-Elect Barack Obama also volunteered some of his time. He was seen helping to paint a homeless shelter.