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Posted on: June 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: “Hope and Remembrance” Concert to Honor Capital Gazette at Maryland Hall

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Mayor Gavin Buckley


160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or 

“Hope and Remembrance” Concert to Honor Capital Gazette at Community Gathering on Freedom of the Press Day 

Annapolis, MD (June 13, 2019) – Mayor Gavin Buckley announced that the City of Annapolis, in partnership with Maryland Hall and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis will host a “Hope and Remembrance” community gathering and concert on Freedom of the Press Day, Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall in Annapolis.

“A year ago, when Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara were taken, we vowed to honor their memory,” Mayor Buckley said. “We want to recognize our community newspaper and show the pride our City has in local journalism.”

The program:

  • Musical performances by Eastport Oyster Boys, Gary Wright and Leah Weiss, First Christian Church of Annapolis Gospel Choir.
  • Speakers will include Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, State Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Alice Cain, Ryan Simmons of Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT), Capital Gazette Editor Rick Hutzell and Mayor Gavin Buckley.
  •  Annapolis Poet Laureate Temple Cone will read an original poem.
  • Annapolis’ Filmsters Academy will offer a video slide presentation.
  • Family, friends and colleagues will share their favorite memories of the victims.
  • Special guest Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will present “Amazing Grace.”

At the conclusion of the program, a candlelight illumination in the Maryland Hall Labyrinth will take place.

Tickets to the event are free, but reservations are recommended. Visit for tickets.

Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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