JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — People across the nation, including here in the Metro are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

AmeriCorps parterned with students and staff of E.E. Rogers Academy a day of service. The school needed assistance with building a Learning Garden playground, painting and other tasks.

Also in the metro, some members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. served lunch at Stewpot Monday. They also helped to set up canned food donations.

Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes held a wreath laying ceremony for Dr. King at the Freedom Corner, which is located at the intersection of Medgar Evers Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Habitat for Humanity honored Dr. King by dedicating three Habitat houses. The homes were on McTyere Avenue, Manship Street, and Kevin Garnett Court.