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Week in Great Falls

Veterans Day Ceremony at Freedom Memorial

On Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the site of the Freedom Memorial (behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike). The speaker will be James Roberts, who served as an anti-submarine warfare and nuclear weapons officer in Vietnam. In 1995, he founded The American Veterans Center, “honoring the sacrifice and guarding the legacy of America’s veterans.”

A Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard will present the colors. The 6th Grade classes at Great Falls Elementary School will join the ceremony and members of the Great Falls Village Green Day School kindergarten class will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Madrigal Choir of Langley High School will provide music for this event.

The ceremony is open to all and ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move into the Library’s meeting room.

Survey on Drinking and Driving in Fairfax County

Fairfax County residents 18 and older are being asked to complete a brief survey on behaviors and attitudes about underage drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in the county. Data collected in the survey by George Mason University will be used by the nonprofit Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) to develop and implement strategies to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes for those 18-24. To take the anonymous survey, go to www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org by Nov. 9 and click on “Community Perception Survey.”