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“Christmas 1862” to be held at the Historic Stone House at Manassas Battlefield on Dec. 2

Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to present, with Manassas National Battlefield Park, "Christmas 1862" at the historic Stone House. Celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more.

National Veterans Day public ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery Nov. 11

The Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC) announces that a National Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Quantico National Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. It is open to the public.

Ground broken for new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill

Governor Terry McAuliffe broke ground Oct. 26 on the new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill in Fauquier County. The 128-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility will be built on 30 acres located on the former Vint Hill Farms Station.

NOVA-Woodbridge Campus to host Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 8

College representatives will provide information about NOVA programs, workforce development and financial aid. NOVA-Woodbridge Military Appreciation Day will be held in the Lakeside Theatre, located on the first floor of the Seefeldt Building (WS). The event is free and open to the public.

National Park Service seeking suspects in vandalism of Stonewall Jackson monument at Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4.

Get info on service academies Sept. 16 at Quantico Marine Corps Base

US Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9–11 a.m. at General Alfred A. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, 2040 Broadway Street on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Area Agency on Aging program has free legal services for veterans

Prince William Area Agency on Aging's Wills for Vets program is set to help Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park veterans draw up legal documents. Interested veterans will need to attend three meetings to get things in order. All of the Saturday meetings will be at the Woodbridge Senior Center at 13850 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. Each meeting will concentrate on one legal document and last 90 minutes.

Secretary of Defense and Veterans Affairs leaving state government for private industry

Admiral John C. Harvey Jr., who opened the new Virginia Office in Veterans Affairs in Manassas in July is leaving Virginia government for the Institute for Defense Analyses as the Director of Strategy, Forces and Resources Division. Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised his "leadership in making Virginia the first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness."

Governor appoints two Woodbridge residents to state boards

Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed CSM Victor S. Angry, ARNG (Ret.) and Lee Odems, both of Woodbridge, to state boards, according to a news release from the Governor's Office.

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