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CHVFD Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Supports Neighborhood Unity

On Monday, January 16, 2012, the Town of Capitol Heights hosted a Community March to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The event, “Reclaiming the Dream – Uniting the Community,” was organized to empower residents and provide information to the community. The march through the Town will feature faith based, business and community leaders including Fire Chief Bashoor, members of the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department and other members of the department.

The march is call of action to community to both unite the Town and promote the principles of public safety, service and support to our neighborhoods. Members of the community rallied at Town Hall, Holy Cross PBS Pentacostal Church, Jordan Baptist Church, and the area around the Northwest Baptist Church. Units from Capitol Heights and Chapel Oaks fire stations were a part of the procession to each rally point.

The march concluded at the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department where there were refreshments, community awards, and presentations from the faith community and local law enforcement. “The Town is committed to making a difference in lives of Capitol Heights residents, this march is symbol of our commitment to creating a environment that lives up to Dream that was envisioned by Dr. King”, said Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Town Administrator.

Event sponsors included the Town of Capitol Heights, First Baptist of Capitol Heights, the Islamic Resource Center, and many other community partners.