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April 7 might not have been a day that many of us saw as significant, but for New York Times best-selling author, Immaculée Iligabiza, and the millions living in the country of Rwanda, it marked the 25th anniversary of the start of something truly tragic; the Rwandan genocide, a mass murderi…

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The Tall Ship Providence Foundation has just announced the date for the much-anticipated arrival of the Tall Ship Providence in Alexandria. The ship, which is a reproduction of the original Providence, the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy, will arrive in Old Town on the…

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Fairfax County History Commission dedicated a historic marker at Colvin Run Mill pointing out the difficulties farmers and miller faced during the War of 1812. From left to right are Gregory Wilson, Sally Lyons, Barbara Peters, Dranesville Sup…

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On May 18, a vibrant crowd of more than 130 historical enthusiasts were mesmerized by the long-anticipated unveiling of the Civil War Trail’s marker entitled, “Mystery of the Centreville Six.” The gathering took place at the McDonald’s restaurant at 5931 Fort Drive in Centreville, and center…