Inauguration weekend kicked off this morning with the launch of the National Day of Service, a day held to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., with citizens urged to perform volunteer work across the country.

Photos commemorating the day gave the impression that, for politicians at least, the day fell on the same date as National Pose While Holding a Paintbrush Day.

Joe Biden looked really, really happy to be helping out.

Departing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis tweeted a photo of herself preparing to help undocumented immigrants fill out applications for the administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Sandra Fluke encouraged followers to lend a hand to support anti-gendered violence organizations.

Plenty of citizen volunteers tweeted their own photos of actual work being done; follow the hashtag #iServe for more. Kudos to all of the citizens who volunteer in their communities all year long.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama’s original plan for the day was to help his galpals Anna Wintour and Sarah Agatha Parker pick out some lovely fabric for dresses.

    Later, he was to help Val Jarrett, Van Jones and the Salahis set up for tonight’s party.

    His specialty is folding the napkins into a divine swan shape!!!

  • Peyton

    Those walls looked like they didn’t even need painted.

  • Steve_J

    #iserve By having a job and paying taxes to support too many freeloaders.

    • Just Another Guy

      Amen on that.

  • Netmilsmom

    I serve no one but God. I do volunteer work because I serve him, not because any President says I should.

  • Roto

    … an oldie but a goodie — homeless with a cell phone
    And geezus…. FIVE people to varnish a freakin bookshelf? Obama’s govt mgmt I guess.
    Edit: yea, WTF is “anti-gendered violence?” Gotta be some stupid liberal dog whistle cause…

  • V the K

    Politicians doing what politicians never do when there aren’t cameras around.

  • nc

    For Pete’s Sake, now we need the government to tell us when we must “serve?”

    ps: What’s “anti-gendered violence?” – see Fluke tweet above.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    In the Jan Schakowsky photo… they are NOT painting Mooch on that wall, are they….?