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Ten Prince William schools designated Purple Star Schools

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children are recognizing ten Prince William County Schools among 123 schools designated as “Purple Star” schools. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.

Veteran’s home in Alexandria to be weatherized tomorrow by Dominion volunteers and contractors

Dominion Energy employee volunteers and contractors tomorrow, March 7, will weatherize the Alexandria home of Steve Pagach, a Vietnam-era veteran. The project is part of the EnergyShare Weatherization program.

From the American Revolution to Lorena Bobbitt - History Day to cover wide range of PWC topics

Topics touching on history from the American Revolution all the way through the more recent history of the Lorena Bobbitt story will be on the agenda at the "If I Were Today a Virginian: 5th-Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium" between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Old Manassas Courthouse.

Rescheduled dedication Dec. 12 for Pen Fed Home at Bull Run Warrior Retreat in Haymarket

James Schenck, President and CEO, PenFed Credit Union and CEO, PenFed Foundation, was quoted in a news release as saying, “The fight does not end on the battlefield for our wounded warriors. When they come home, far too many of our wounded warriors spend months, sometimes even years, undergoing surgeries and long hospital stays. The Warrior Retreat gives them a break from hospitals and a chance to fully recover.

Lake Ridge Rotary’s Flags for Heroes Nov. 11 at county complex

Lake Ridge Rotary invites the community to its first Flags For Heroes event at PWC’s 9/11 Memorial Park next to PW Parkway on Nov. 11 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. An “All Veterans Muster” will take place early in the morning at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.

New Virginia Veterans Services office opens at Pentagon

Governor Ralph Northam today, Oct. 29, attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The space was secured earlier this year and construction of the office was recently completed.

Women’s Club of Manassas invites public to a Nov. 12 wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m.

The GFWC Women's Club of Manassas and the Stonewall Jackson High School Junior Air Force ROTC will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at the War Memorial on South Main Street in Manassas City on Monday, Nov 12, at 11 a.m.

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony in Occoquan Sept. 21

On Friday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Occoquan's VFW All-American Post 7916 will be holding a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony in Occoquan's River Mill Park followed by a reception at the VFW hall nearby. Both events are open to the community.

Rep. Wittman encouraged by Congressional passage of veterans’ and infrastructure funding bills

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.

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