Originally posted on social media on May 4, 2021
Words are insufficient to describe our gratitude that this flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of Molly. Drew Nirenberg, the Nirenberg family and Speaker Pelosi, we are humbled. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor said, Molly had the heart of a public servant.
When this flag arrived, I broke down sobbing. Drew is the nephew of my friend who is actually family, Leslie Helmer. Drew was invested in Molly’s story before he realized that his aunt is like a sister to me.
When Drew and his family learned of our connection, they wanted to do something special to honor Molly. Drew works on Capitol Hill. He contacted Speaker Pelosi’s office and explained what happened to Molly, arranging for this flag to be flown in her honor.
Drew, we will never forget your kindness. Our boys are already fighting over where the flag will reside (which is silly, since they both sleep in Molly’s room). Our family, like yours, is politically active. Our ten-year-old, Nate, who desperately misses Molly, is in awe of your gift. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.