July 30, 2012
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Slain Alexandria activist Lenny Harris sponsored a community festival every year. Almost a year since he was murdered, the festival goes on with the leadership of his wife.
Deborah Harris said she wanted to hate those charged with her husband’s death, but she feels she has to forgive, and she’s giving back by continuing her husband’s legacy.
“I have my days,” she said. “Some days are better than other days. My daughter, she still struggles, but she keeps pushing.”
Lenny Harris was shot and killed last September. His body was dumped in a well in Prince George’s County.
“I wanted to really hate the ones who did it,” Deborah Harris said. “I really wanted to, but there’s something inside that won’t let me.”
She is stepping in to continue the One Love Festival in her husband’s memory.[...]
The Lenny Harris One Love Legacy Festival is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 in the field next to George Washington Middle School on Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria.
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