To Jefferson Village and Greenway Downs:
Thank you to all those who attended tonight’s Candlelight March. The board and I met after the event and I believe I speak for everyone in expressing my deep gratitude regarding the turnout. You have once again shown the exemplary strength and character of our community. We are immensely impressed.
To see more than 150 residents, families, adults, and children walk through the humid dusk on a gusty, August night gave us chills of excitement. You and your neighbors demonstrated a care and concern that shined from candles and flashlights and luminary bags lit throughout the streets in support. The JVCA Board is proud to represent this neighborhood and the people living in it and will continue to work to ensure this remains an exceptional place to live.
We would like to extend our appreciation to Supervisor Palchik’s office, to the Falls Church News-Press and their news network, the Greenway Downs Civic Association, and also to all our JVCA co-members for their support.
Again, thank you all, be safe, and we will see you around the neighborhood!
Next Thursday, August 27th the JVCA will be holding a very important event. At 8pm in Jefferson Village Park, we will gather and show our support for a dream, a dream that we will one day be judged not by the color of our skin but on the content of our character.
It is our turn to demonstrate that character. We will demonstrate that our neighborhood is a place where hate has no home and our compassion for others runs deep, deeper than the fear and greed which has stained our country for too long.
We know this is a difficult reality to face. That is why we choose to face it together -- hundreds of candles in the night carried by our members, our friends, all saying "I care." Please join us, your neighbors in support of the disenfranchised and oppressed, in support of yourselves as champions of a new reality: of equality and compassion and caring.
Thank you and see you all Thursday!
Nextdoor Event: https://nextdoor.com/events/3676576/
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