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Peace Love Lebanon Unity

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Kristi Galligan joins others for a candlelight vigil inside the chapel. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post
Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice served as speaker for the event. Justice commented on how the men and women of the department interact with citizens in the community, not just while at work. Justice said since taking the job as chief, he has stressed accountability. "We've got to be accountable for what we do, good or bad".
Participants in the Peace Love Lebanon unity event chat outside of the historic Pickett Chapel on Market Street.

The community gathered recently for a Peace Love Lebanon event at Pickett Chapel.

Wilson County Black History Committee President Mary Harris said she was very pleased with the celebration and hopes that it will draw more attention to the Pickett Chapel restoration project.

New committee member Kristi Galligan helped coordinate the event, which aimed to celebrate peacemakers and celebrate life in Wilson County.

"We also wanted to celebrate it at the first place of communal worship in Lebanon which is Pickett Chapel," she said. "All the money raised went toward the project."

Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice was asked to serve as a speaker during the event.

"We wanted to celebrate the police force. He gave a great speech and talked about why he chose to be a policeman," Galligan added.

"It was a great success. We are hoping to have other Peace Love Lebanon events."

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