The memory of Prince William County’s longest serving Supervisor is living on in Dale City.
John Jenkins served on the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) for 36 years. He passed away at Inova Fairfax Hospital in February.
The two-tour Vietnam Veteran is remembered for his interest in baseball and commitment to the next generations.
“There’s so many memories that flood our minds and our hearts when we think about Dad and his love of baseball and his love of all the kids, especially those in his … district but all across the county and, really, all kids in general,” his son, Mark Jenkins, said.
A baseball field located at Turley Fields, 15011 Birchdale Avenue, has been named in John Jenkins honor.
Members of the community attended a dedication ceremony for John D. Jenkins Field on Saturday morning.
“He’s definitely, definitely smiling about this,” Mark Jenkins said. “He loves this … Not just because it has his name on it, but he loves the fact that people realized what was important to him.”
Naming the field after John Jenkins, according to Neabsco District Supervisor Victor Angry, was the right decision.
“Just being here today and hearing the stories of Mr. Jenkins, Supervisor Jenkins, Lieutenant Colonel Jenkins, it is very clear to me that he has left a legacy that is going to be forever imprinted — not only [on] Dale City, the Neabsco District but Prince William County as a whole,” Angry said.
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