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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefOn a cold afternoon in one of the area's oldest graveyards, crowds gathered to honor people most of them never met. Dozens of people met in Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery Saturday to take part in "Wreaths Across America," a ceremony held in cemeteries...
WDBJ7 ReporterOut of the number of people WDBJ7 spoke to Tuesday after Mitt Romney's speech in Salem, most of them said they came out because they wanted to hear from the man himself. It was certainly a friendly crowd which is what you typically see at any political...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Elections, Republican Party, Government
Founded: March 30, 1861 History: Bland County was created in 1861 from pieces of Giles, Tazwell, and Wythe Counties because the citizens were unhappy with the distance between their homes and the various counties' Congress seats. Due to the difficult...
Tags: Forestry and Timber, Rivers, Bodies of Water
Founded: 1928 History: Martinsville, founded by Native American Revolutionary War general Joseph Martin, began as a part of the larger Henry County. Martinsville, though recognized as a separate town, wasn't officially independent of Henry County...
It's an antique collector's dream come true. Next weekend, Roanoke Valley's annual Antique Expo is coming to the Roanoke Civic Center. This is the 45th year the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the event....
WashingtonEach year, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) present the Good Citizenship Award to youth who demonstrate exceptional character, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. On May1, the Judea Chapter of DAR honored several high...
Tucked away in the state's capital, adjacent to the Naval Academy, sits the Peggy Stewart House, a historic house that played an important role in the American Revolution and was home at different times to a signer of the Constitution and a signer of...
"Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, 398 pages, $32.95. This is a non-fiction account of before, during and after the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Founding Fathers generally associated with Boston — John Adams,...
The Hartford CourantThree more Republican legislators have joined the fight against the state's plan to double fares on the landmark Connecticut River ferries. State Reps. Prasad Srinvasan, R-Glastonbury, Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam, and Marilyn Giuliano, R-Old Saybrook,...
Tags: Old Saybrook, East Haddam, Haddam, Rocky Hill, Commuting
At the Saturday, Feb. 9 Harbor of Grace Chapter meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the membership was treated to a presentation by Dawn Fairchild, "Image of a Hero - Recreating George Washington's Revolutionary War Uniform." Fairchild...
Tags: Heroism, George Washington
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