May the vibrant community continue with the rebirth of unity, inclusion, decency, and democracy.Stay focused on the work before us and the talents amongst us to forge a just society with the much needed healing after these months of the pandemic.

Dear DC, I am a transplant but have now lived here by choice for more than half my life. You introduced me to the love of my life (who was born and raised here), and created a home for our children. Your neighborhoods are filled with culture, community and love, and for that we hope to never leave.

DC, I miss you. We moved away 6 years ago, and are happy in our beautiful new physical location (with less humidity!), but flying into Reagan when I come back to visit always gives me chills. I grew up with you, and you will always be my home. You hold my happiest memories and my lowest times. You are my dear friend.