See more photos from Saturday’s UHOP Parade as it made its way around Logan Circle.
On Saturday, we were lucky to enjoy what has become a neighborhood tradition during Memorial Day weekend — the annual United House of Prayer for All People, always on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Starting from UHOP’s main location at 6th and M Streets NW, the parade of marchers and marching bands wound its way through the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.
The parade reached Logan Circle around noon, and the location has become a gathering spot for residents in the neighborhood to watch the parade. At the Circle many neighbors gathered with lawn chairs while kids played and dogs sat beneath the shade trees. The parade took almost two hours to go around Logan Circle, while the bands and congregants marched their way back to UHOP.
“Sweet Daddy” Grace (photo above), the founder of the denomination lived at 11 Logan Circle NW and the church still owns the house; Cultural Tourism DC has a good write up about Grace and the history of the house.