Monday's shooting at Navy Yard made national headlines, shook up the city and brought attention to a neighborhood usually only profiled during baseball games. The Hill Is Home reports that one Navy Yard resident, Rachel Reilly Carroll, wanted to simultaneously heal some of the pain from Monday's awful events while showing the city and the world why Navy Yard is still, for many who live there, a great neighborhood. She started the #IAmNavyYard hashtag on Facebook and Twitter and encouraged those who live and work there to state their favorite things about the area. Here are some of the points of pride that have since appeared on Twitter.
Rowing on the Anacostia at sunset with the moonrise behind the USS Barry listening to Navy band #IAmNavyYard— Rodney R (@rwr4a) September 20, 2013
Going out to see Nats pull off second win today, back home in only neighborhood nestled between the Stadium and the Capitol #IAmNavyYard— Logan (@NavyYardPirate) September 18, 2013
For me, some things that stand out about our 'hood: military industrial heritage, Yards Park yoga, friendly neighbors & biz. #IAmNavyYard— David Garber (@GarberDC) September 17, 2013
· #IAmNavyYard [The Hill Is Home]