Photo by RegulusX
Thanks to RegulusX for sharing with us last night: “Outside Capitol building, long line around supreme court building on the 2nd street NE”
CNN reported: “Members of the public will be able to pay tribute to the late Georgia Democrat during select times later in the day on Monday and throughout the day Tuesday as his body lies in state at the top of the East Front Steps of the Capitol. The public will be permitted to file past in the Capitol’s East Plaza. Members of the public will be asked to adhere to social-distancing and DC mask guidelines.” Read More
— kate (@KaterCon) July 27, 2020
Photo by Victoria Pickering
“On Monday, July 27, 2020, a funeral procession for United States Representative John Lewis will occur in the District of Columbia before arriving at the United States Capitol to lie in state.
In conjunction with this event, there will be increased police activity in support of the procession and temporary road closures in the following locations between approximately 11:30 am and 1:00 pm: Read More
via Captain White’s Seafood
Thanks to Henry for passing on the very sad news from Captain White’s Seafood:
“Captain Whites is Mourning today for our Captain, our leader, a Husband, a Father, mentor, the hardest most dedicated, passionate, loving man.
Billy Ray White
He was involved in a fatal car Accident.
He will forever and always be in our hearts and minds. Every day when we come to work he is everywhere and in every detail. He truely loved every customer he ever waited on or had the pleasure of meeting.
He will never be forgotten and always will be missed.
Captain Whites Legacy will continue on Read More
Jacob sends the sad news, and a reminder that those dying are not simply statistics:
“It is with great sorrow that we share the news that Moises Alfaro, who many of us at Hogan Lovells and the surrounding DC area knew as the owner of “Moises Alfaro Shoe Shine and Repair,” recently passed away from COVID-19. Moises was always quick with a friendly smile and a compliment. He worked hard, and his mastery of the art of the shoeshine has kept the spring in our steps for years. Moises also touched many people’s lives by spending part of his time teaching Spanish. Moises leaves behind a wife and three children. Please consider contributing to THIS GoFundMe account set up to assist his wife and children during this painful time.”
Thanks to Brent for sending from “Off Beach Drive near Military”
From an email:
“The info sign for the Tricia McCauley Public Herb Garden has been installed at the Ledriot Park Community Garden. This completes the build of the project that was created thanks to community fundraisers hosted by Boundary Stone DC, DC Brau, Common Good City Farm and Moreland’s Tavern.
The Background: Read More
Uri Martinez died from COVID complications yesterday. Uri worked for a long time at Veritas and then McClellan’s. He worked all over northwest – Brasserie Beck, Pisco Y Nazca, Mola and others. There is a gofund me set up.”
Sam the man Burns passed away on March 7. He was such a cornerstone of DC. There is an official GoFundMe here. There has already been a private service for his family, but there will be celebratory events after it’s safe to gather, I’m sure. Here’s something I wrote. -Courtney”
“I love life: all the drama, all the pain, all the passion, all the joys, all the highs, all the lows. We don’t write the script.”
Sam Burns 2002
Sam. The. Man. Burns.
What can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? I know everyone you left in your powerful wake is praying that wherever you are grants you the same healing, magic and salvation you gave to us when you were behind the decks. You were an idol, a god, a mentor, a friend, a force, a man. I am not going to pretend like I knew you better than I did, but I will share 3 lessons that came from you. Read More