Author Archives: Mike Shearer

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ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY “FLAGS IN”

Through May 25, 2015 Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia For more than 60 years, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has honored America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. This tradition, known

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Memorial Day Tribute: Viva Vienna!

ViVa! Vienna!, presented by the Rotary Club of Vienna Virginia, is a family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit. Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment – fun for all ages! Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations. 50,000 guests and over 300 vendors

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Get Ready for Memorial Day

Our area has a rich history and tradition of celebrating Memorial Day, with the first large observance was held in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. This was 3 years after the Civil War ended when the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a

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