In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group in Loudoun will host a family picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg. The event will be held rain or shine.
Attendees are asked to wear orange in honor of the lives lost to gun violence. Remarks will be made by state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33), Del. David Reid (D-32) and county Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large).
“We hope Loudouners will show their support by turning Loudoun orange Friday and Saturday,” stated Samantha Villegas, Loudoun’s spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “They can do that by wearing orange colors, by lighting their homes or businesses with orange light, or by tying orange balloons or ribbons to their mailbox or front door.”
Loudoun will join other communities having events throughout Virginia and the U.S., including in Alexandria, Arlington, Warrenton and Fredericksburg.