.S. Air Force base in Georgia was forced to pull a flyer advertising a Martin Luther King Jr. Day “fun shoot” after public outcry, reports WMAZ.
The flyer — featuring the face of the civil rights icon — promoted a noon gathering on Jan. 18 for the Robins Air Force Base Trap and Skeet Club, where participants would get two rounds of shooting and lunch for $20.
Monday, Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of remembrance of the late Dr. King who was gunned down on April 4, 1968 at a Memphis motel.
An official at the military base’s Outdoor Recreation office said it was created by a marketing team and called it “an honest mistake.”
“We’re deeply sorry for any offense or harm caused by our insensitivity and failure to provide appropriate oversight of our marketing process. The flyer does not represent the values, opinions or views of the Department of Defense, the Air Force or Robins Air Force Base leadership and its employees, ” the apology stated.