Sen. McLachlan Attends Event Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 5, 2018
Sen. McLachlan at King Ceremony 2018

Sen. Michael McLachlan (left) shakes the hand of Yvette Early, who sang a Gospel hymn at the ceremony marking 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ms. Early is a members of Middletown’s Zion First Baptist Church.

Hartford – State Senator Michael McLachlan (R-24) said he was moved by today’s event commemorating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The speakers reminded us that Dr. King accomplished so much for our country in such a short period of time and at great sacrifice,” Sen. McLachlan said. “It’s easy to forget that he was only 39-years-old when he was killed. He was a young man, with a young family who was able to change the world. His murder will always be a dark day in American history.”

The event at the Capitol marked 50 years since Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN.

Sen. McLachlan represents the communities of Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman.