“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say
that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness… We all have the
drum major instinct.”
Excerpt from The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
"Drum Major Instinct" sermon,
given on February 4, 1968.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award for community service is based on nominees who selflessly perform daily acts of service to make their community—and our world— a better place. The award was created by the Great Lakes Bay Regional MLK Celebration event committee, and the honorees are selected from Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.