WASHINGTON (WUSA9)-- On this Thanksgiving Day, a Springfield, Virginia ministry known as Lucas 4:18 made history by hosting a feast in an unprecedented location.
Volunteers cooked a traditional meal, set up tables from which to serve it and even provided transportation.
"Hallelujah! Praise Jesus! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone," screamed Maryann Blackman. There was no mistaking just how much she appreciated having a Thanksgiving meal, prepared by volunteers.
"To have the meal all laid out for us is a blessing from heaven," she said.
The meal itself was traditional. The location--highly symbolic. On the grounds of the United States Capitol.
"The contrast of having such a powerful thing be here in the back and then bring people that are homeless, broken-hearted, that they may not have had a pillow to sleep on last night," said Daliana Gandarillas, from the Lucas 4:18 Ministry.