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Watch West End retirement community's 'God Bless America' sing along 

Posted at 7:23 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 23:19:01-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A group of residents at a West End senior living community lifted spirits through the power of song Friday.

Folks at the Lakewood Retirement Community on Lauderdale Drive in Tuckahoe gathered to sing "God Bless America."

"Residents joined in from their balconies, windows and socially distanced around campus," read a post on the community's Facebook page.

Organizers said 100 people, some holding American flags while others displayed their patriotism from their balconies, took part.

The sing along was reminiscent of scenes from Italy where people sang from their balconies while they were forced to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was a way from the community to come together while maintaining social distancing, organizers said.

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