Is a Lenny Harris Field in Alexandria's Future?
The city is seeking public comment on renaming Braddock Field the Lenny Harris Field, in memory of the community activist.
The City of Alexandria seeks public comment on a proposal to rename Braddock Field at George Washington Middle School the Lenny Harris Field.
The park is located at 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave. at the intersection of E. Braddock Road and Mount Vernon Avenue.
Lenny (Lenwood) Harris founded Operation Hope, an Alexandria-based organization that sponsored programs for youth and teens, in addition to initiating and supporting many political activities and programs for community development.
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Harris also founded the One Love Festival, an annual festival initiated for the purpose of bringing people together in unity and love to foster positivity and self-empowerment. He was involved in many grassroots programs for more than 25 years, sat on several committees for community and social development, and supported many programs for youth which were successful due to his personal touch with the community.
Harris was murdered in September 2011 in Fort Washington, Md.
The public is invited to provide comment on the proposal to name the field Lenny Harris Field through April 12.
The proposal was forwarded by the Lenny Harris Legacy Corporation.
Those interested in providing comments will be able to record their comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Lenny Harris Field, or may be mailed to RPCA, Attn: Jack Browand, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria VA 22314.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct date of Harris' death.