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It's been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years, but now the Humpback Bridge near Covington is a National Historic Landmark. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Wednesday. For many in Alleghany County, it's a...
WDBJ7 ReporterHistory is coming down in Danville, literally. Piece by piece these 83 year old Willow Oak Trees that soar like skyscrapers in Danville are coming down. It's bittersweet for Shirley Love. "There were five children and they loved hiding and racing the...
Tags: Mount Vernon, Human Interest, Volvo
WDBJ7 ReporterA series of memorials in Danville commemorating the lives of World War one soldiers could soon be coming down. City leaders say more than a dozen Willow Oak trees on Mount Vernon and Virginia Avenues are a safety hazard to the neighborhood. The recent...
Tags: Mount Vernon, Human Interest
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSome much needed repairs are finally being done to a Lynchburg monument, thanks to money from a local university. The "Doughboy" statue is a focal point of Monument Terrace. The city landmark was created to honor the men of Lynchburg who died in World...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAn important piece is missing from an iconic hometown landmark. Someone has broken the bayonet off the "Doughboy" statue in downtown Lynchburg. The bronze figure has stood at the base of Monument Terrace for more than 80 years. It's a tribute to the...
Multimedia JournalistIt's seven-feet tall, weighs more than 4-tons, is made out of black stone from China but lives in Clifton Forge. A ten-thousand dollar monument was unveiled on Veterans Day in Veterans Park. Veterans Park already has a monument but it only honors...
ReporterIn his small shop just outside Amherst, Lenny Whitcomb is hard at work. "This is an old Remington," he says, looking at the single-barrel shotgun. "It's got an ejection problem." And he's backlogged by six months. "It'll be strip cleaned but I asked...
Tags: Firearms, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Defense
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith Memorial Day approaching, Anna and James M. Harnish of Fairview this week decorated their son’s grave at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery near Clear Spring. The couple placed flowers, a cross and a pinwheel in memory of their son, James L....
email@example.comSharpsburg Elementary School fifth-grader Kahlin Stydinger said placing American flags on the graves at Antietam National Cemetery was a way to reward the Civil War soldiers buried there because of what they fought for. “That’s the only...
The following local events have been scheduled in observance of Memorial Day: Saturday • Rose Hill Cemetery at 600 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker is retired U.S. Army Lt. Col....
Sun SentinelIn honor of Memorial Day, get free access to family military records from Ancestry.com. Search through military records in collections including Draft Registration Cards for WW1 and WWII, Civil War and Department of Veterans Affairs death files from...
Tags: Memorial Day
"We cherish too, the Poppy red / That grows on fields where valor led, / It seems to signal to the skies / That blood of heroes never dies." — "We Shall Keep the Faith" by Moina Michael For many Marylanders, Memorial Day is the unofficial...
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