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Rep. Fred Upton returns to Mich. to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Congressman Fred Upton returned to West Michigan this week to attend a number of events honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

He joined the celebration of Dr. King at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Sunday, and volunteered at the annual Deacon's Conference "Simple Treasures Sale" in Kalamazoo Monday, to provide for low income families.

Upton told Newschannel 3 on Monday afternoon that with all the racial disharmony making news lately, as a country we have a long way to go when it comes to putting Dr. King's preachings into practice.

"We're not where we want to be yet, that is for sure. Not only trust within the neighborhoods and elected officials and others, but it is a good day now to reflect about where we really need to go, and to use his leadership to try and get there," Upton said.