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Legislation to honor Sept. 11 heroes with special tour trail ahead of 20th anniversary of 9/11

U.S. Congressmen Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA) have introduced legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail.” The Secretary of Interior would be authorized to designate a tour route to link the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pa.

Public’s assistance sought to locate next-of-kin

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit received notification regarding the identity of the man whose body was discovered at the American Recycling Center, located at 10220 Residency Road in Manassas (20110), on October 13, 2020. Multiple attempts have been made to locate and notify a next-of-kin for the deceased without success. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a family member of the deceased or anyone who may have known him.

31st annual King Day Youth Oratorical Celebration Jan. 18, 2021 to be virtual on YouTube

Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST) will host its 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Program on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. via its YouTube Channel – PWCAC-DST-MEDIA. Past winner Norman Jones and the Rev. Al Sharpton will be among the guest presenters. The 2021 theme is “Beyond the Dream – Young Voices with Something to Say.”

No 9-11 memorial service at PWC today; county releases video

Prince William County produces memorial video to honor the 22 Prince William County residents who lost their lives on 9-11. The usual memorial service has been canceled due to COVD-10.

PWC historical sites to open for events; call to schedule a tour

Ben Lomond Historic Site, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and Rippon Lodge Historic Site are open for tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; Thursday-Monday. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Tours will be offered the 2nd and 4th weekends. Grounds are open from dawn until dusk, with appropriate six feet social distancing. Call 703-792-4754 to schedule a tour.

Occoquan underscores 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote peak this week.

If you were the Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2020, you would say….

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has launched the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest. Kaine is encouraging students to film videos of speeches that are 10 minutes or less and submit them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 15.

Educators invited to apply for innovative arts & humanities program at Va. museum

This prestigious year-long program is exclusively for educators in the state of Virginia who work in 4th-12th grade art, social studies, language arts, gifted & talented, special education, and ESL / ELL classrooms as well as those who teach as school librarians and media specialists.

40+ events to celebrate 400th year of Thanksgiving in Virginia

For more information about the Virginia Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival and to find an event in your area, go to https://www.americanevolution2019.com/events The C.ustoms, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival is a signature event of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

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