Mayor to hold Peace and Solidarity Vigil on Sunday

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The location for the peace and solidarity vigil on Sunday, August 13, has been moved to the parking lot of First Baptist Church in Gainsboro, Va.

The vigil's time remains the same and will start at 6 p.m.


Mayor Sherman Lea and Members of the Roanoke City Council have invited the community to join them at a peace and solidarity vigil on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m.

The Vigil will be held on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge, at the statue.

The vigil will be a time to remember those who were injured and killed at the rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12.

In a news release they stated, "this will also be an opportunity to affirm Roanoke's commitment to be an inclusive community and to stand united together."