Alexandria National Cemetery

May 31, 2006
Alexandria National Cemetery

At the end of Wilkes Street is Alexandria National Cemetery, one of the first U.S. national cemeteries. It covers five and a half acres and is the final resting place of nearly 3,600 Civil War Union soldiers.

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Fife and Drum Corps

May 30, 2006
Fife and Drum Corps

More festivities welcoming the Godspeed Sail to Alexandria.

Memorial Day

May 29, 2006

Today is Memorial Day, the national holiday where we honor the memory of soldiers who died in the defense of the United States.

This is a view of Alexandria National Cemetery, where nearly 3,600 Civil War Union soldiers are buried.

Godspeed Sail

May 28, 2006
Godspeed Sail

The Godspeed Sail, a replica of one of the ships that brought the first settlers to Virginia in the 1600s, sailed in to Alexandria yesterday. That was the first of a week’s worth of festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the colonists to the New World.

Farm Fresh

May 27, 2006
Farm Fresh

Who can resist photographing fresh produce? Not me. I hate cooking, so I’d much rather shoot them than wash, peel or chop them.

We have a farmer’s market in Market Square every Saturday from 5 am to 10 am. It doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but the square is used regularly for other events, especially on weekends. Besides, if you miss it, just get up early and come back next Saturday!