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​Delta and its employees celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this week by honoring Dr. King's legacy and celebrating the civil rights pioneer and Atlanta native who believed that how we serve others is one of the most important measures of one's self and of society.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed on Jan. 15 this year, Delta sponsored several events across the system to celebrate the civil rights leader's life and legacy.

Distribution of commemorative luggage tags to customers

On Jan. 15, flight attendants handed out commemorative luggage tags to customers on select flights departing Atlanta. The luggage tags, titled, “We move people who move the world,” reflect Delta’s core values of embracing diverse people, styles and ways of thinking, and treating customers and each other with respect.

“D.E.A.R. Martin” Day

Partnering with local elementary schools across several of the communities Delta serves, members of the Black Employee Network volunteered on Jan. 11 for the “D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Martin” Day. Volunteers read “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport and led hands-on-activities with the children.

Hosea Helps Annual Dinner

On Saturday, Jan. 20, hundreds of Delta employees, along with their friends and family members, will volunteer their time alongside additional volunteers from the Atlanta community to give back to those in need at the 15th annual Hosea Helps dinner.

As the 2018 title sponsor of the event, Delta is helping to provide an estimated 6,000 people with a meal and services including a haircut and style, clothing, shoes and blankets, medical care and more.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

View the photo gallery below for photos from the  MLK Day events:

MLK Day 2018

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