For many African Americans who served in the military, it was an honor to put on the United States Uniform and represent their country, but it was also a pride in seeing their own families look up to them as men and no longer as boys.
No institution stands in command of the language more so than its newspapers.
School board votes to change names of T.C., Maury schools
Following months of heated debate, the Alexandria School Board voted Nov. 23 to rename two city schools, including T.C. Williams High School of “Remember the Titans” film fame.
There’s no getting around the fact that this year has been an incredibly challenging one for restaurants and their owners.
SSA holds drive-through volunteer appreciation event
The warm temperatures and sunny skies of an Indian Summer day provided the perfect backdrop for Senior Services of Alexandria to hold its annual Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation luncheon as an outdoor drive-through event Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria.
Oscar Winner and Oscar Nominated Directors Among Honorees
Seven awards were presented at the 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony, attended virtually by all winning filmmakers from Los Angeles to Israel.
Many nonprofits in the city and nearby need your help to continue to rise to the need during the dual health and economic crisis of the pandemic.
Notice that none of the men in the split screen photo are wearing neckties, which would not be the case with in-person meetings.
I grew up with an absent father and an abusive mother.
In Letter from Birmingham Jail Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "Justice too long delayed is justice denied."
Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, Nov. 28 – and the City of Fairfax is showcasing its small businesses with a citywide Elf Hunt.
Love our parks and being outdoors?
For people struggling to pay for food and rent, it’s tough to think about the holidays without a sense of sadness.
The Connection asked people encountered outside, just enjoying nature or waiting in line for services: “What are you thankful for in 2020?”
Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield: What Are You Grateful for on Thanksgiving 2020?