SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Dozens of members of the Salem community — and a few from the larger Virginia community — braved Saturday’s rainstorms to show their support for law enforcement at a “Back the Blue” rally.
Veteran Events Management, Inc. told WFXR News approximately 80 people attended the “March on Main” part of the rally the morning of Saturday, Aug. 15.
However, the organization asked attendees in advance to dress appropriately and “remember the Blue always have our back 24/7 Rain or Shine. They are our first line of defense when we call 911. Let’s get out and show our support even if it’s raining.”
Meanwhile, approximately 100 were reportedly in and out of the Salem American Legion Post Saturday afternoon.
The organization says the event at the American Legion Post featured food and beverages, musical performances, and speeches from U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith; Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman David Radford; and gubernatorial candidate, State Sen. Amanda Chase.