Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
As President Barack Obama spoke to the thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, the same place where King delivered his speech on August 28, 1963, Peace Lutheran Church Rev. Elizabeth Eaton and church members commemorated the anniversary by ringing the church’s bell 50 times.
Peace Lutheran Church, which is located in the Lincolnia area of Fairfax County just outside of Annandale, joined schools and other churches across the country in a nationwide “Let Freedom Ring” bell ringing ceremony that began at 3 p.m.
It turns out that Thursday isn’t the first time Peace Lutheran Church has participated in a bell ringing ceremony.
In the video
above, longtime Peace Lutheran Church member Christine Helen explains how the
church has commemorated the anniversaries of the March on Washington over the
last 30 years.
Check out the video above and listen for the bells.