Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a federal holiday that is also used by many as a day of service.
King is remembered for the role he played in standing up for civil rights by encouraging non-violent solutions. His "I Have a Dream" speech, given in 1963 during the March on Washington is among the signature moments of his lifetime.
On April 4, 1968, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 39. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year in honor of King's birthday, which was January 15.
What impact has Martin Luther King, Jr., had on your life? That was the question we asked on the Woburn Patch Facebook page. One response came from Bill Robbins, who said the King's legacy has stretched far and wide.
"Martin Luther King had an impact on everybody. People share their dreams in many ways. It's a shame he was assassinated. His dream lives on," said Robbins. "The dream he had was to bring tranquility to the fellow man with hope and peace. He was the way he was preserved for. Martin Luther King. May the dream live on."
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