by: Sheryl Lynne Thomas-Perkins

The public is invited to join a community-wide event for the High Desert in reflection and remembrance of how we have triumphed since the horrific September 11, 2001 attack against our nation.

“A Night of Grace & Unity in the Community” is a free event scheduled 6-8pm, Wednesday, September 11, at Burning Bush Church, 14849 7th Street, Victorville.

The event will also celebrate one of our national treasures and finest entertainers, the imitable Aretha Franklin. There will be a screening of the critically acclaimed concert documentary film “Amazing Grace,” featuring her voice and music. Franklin’s music appealed to a diverse worldwide audience and multiple generations, and likewise, this soul-stirring film will appeal to people from various walks of life. Her recorded album “Amazing Grace” is the biggest selling gospel album.

“A Night of Grace & Unity in the Community” is presented in partnership by the Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Project (DVL) and Dr. David Denson Jr. and the Burning Bush Church to encourage a coming together to break down walls and barriers of division within our community.

This family-friendly event is a free, non-political, non-denominational gathering where people from all backgrounds, and all faiths, races, and cultures, are welcomed. Join us, coming together as an open-minded community, in acknowledgment of the unifying spirit of our great nation.

Help spread the word and invite others. For more information, you may contact the Burning Bush Church at 760-241-6221, www.bushpower.org, or DVL at 760-242-2487, www.dvlproject.com.

About Sheryl Lynne Thomas-Perkins: Over the past 35 years, my writings have been published in USA TODAY, The Los Angeles Times, The Victorville Daily Press, the L.A. Watts Times, the Atlanta Tribune, the Atlanta Daily World, and numerous other publications. I am a beloved wife and daughter, faithful friend, and co-caretaker of a feisty Miniature Pinscher.

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