City to host annual King ceremonies Monday

Published on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:44
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN - The city will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Trinity-on-Main.

Sponsored by New Britain’s office of Human Rights and Opportunities, the celebration has been held annually for more than 30 years.

The event began as something just for City Hall employees, but has since become a community-wide affair.

“It is more important now than ever to set aside time to honor and reflect on Dr. King’s words of action and compassion,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with light refreshments, followed by the program at 11 a.m. with community leader Jerrell Hargraves as keynote speaker.

A wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Stanley Street, ill take place at noon.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact David Huck in the Mayor’s Office at 860-826-3302.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:44. Updated: Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:47.