Collier, Pennsylvania-The flag of the First United Presbyterian Church in Reinadale was lowered in half to pay tribute to the beloved postman Luvigno, who was shot and killed last week.
“Lou is a postman. He is a father, husband, and son. We want to pay tribute to him in this way. The lowering of the flag at half-mast seems to pay tribute to him,” Pastor Jody Flack told Channel 11.
Lowering the flag is not the only way for the Rennerdale community to pay tribute to him.
When you look around every street nearby, almost every mailbox is tied with a blue ribbon.
“When a tragedy occurs, people will feel the need to do something and leave stuffed toys, flowers, flags, etc.. They decide to be “Lou Lan” and tie a blue ribbon to our mailbox,” Flack Say.
Gretchen Grimes lives in Rennerdale and has a blue ribbon tied to her mailbox.
“It’s sad, it makes you think. Then you pray for Lou and his family,” Grimes said.
At the weekend, the church held a memorial service.
Grimes told Channel 11, “A lot of neighbors are here. Even people who don’t live in Rennerdale are here. There are prayers and memorials, which is very good.”
People also left donations, and Flack donated 100% of it to Lou’s family.
The pastor said: “It is extremely important for us to show how much we love Lou. Although money does not mean anything, it is the only way we know how to tell Lou’s family that we love him.”
Lou’s former neighbor was charged for his death, and because Lou was a postman, he is now charged with a federal crime.
If you want to donate to Lou’s family, the information can be found on the church’s website, https://www.rennerdalepresbyterian.
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