The program starts exactly at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Photo: City of Brookhaven
Photo: City of Brookhaven

Brookhaven to highlight unity, patriotism through Facebook Live event

Brookhaven residents are encouraged to fly American flags and log onto Facebook this Thursday in a show of unity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is hosting a virtual event over Facebook Live called #BrookhavenStrong that will feature the singing of the national anthem.

Residents should go to the city of Brookhaven Facebook page at 6 p.m. on April 2 and step outside of their homes. The live broadcast will include remarks from Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and Councilwoman Linley Jones. Atlanta-based operatic performer Kelsey Fredriksen will then sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Fredriksen, an Atlanta native, is a member of the Atlanta Opera Chorus and a staff singer and soloist at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Druid Hills.

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Neighbors are encouraged to sing along and play it out loud.

“I am looking forward to this moment of patriotism and Brookhaven spirit as we make the very best of a difficult situation,” Ernst said in a statement. “We are all in this together, and this gives us all a chance to demonstrate a sense of community in a meaningful and inspiring way.”

Georgia has more than 2,600 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and more than 80 deaths associated with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel virus. DeKalb County has 273 cases and three deaths, the state said Sunday.

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