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Column: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington


Excerpted from “A Son and his Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington” 2006 exhibition at Mount Vernon.

Editorial: Remembering on Memorial Day 2015

On Memorial Day, take at least one minute to reflect on those who have died.

On Memorial Day, we remember all of those who have died in military service, more than 400,000 in World War II, more than 30,000 in Korea, more than 50,000 in Vietnam. As many as 620,000 soldiers died in the line of duty in the Civil War, stunningly about 2 percent of the population at that time. To compare, while more than 2.5 million soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, that number is still less than one percent of the U.S. population.

Letter: Coalition Opposes Country Inn Proposal

Letter to the Editor

The following open letter was addressed to Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board.

Letter: Legislative Focus On Alzheimer’s

Letter to the Editor

Freshman U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) is demonstrating he values his constituents’ opinions.

Column: Bishops’ Statement on Death Penalty Debate

To build a culture of life we must respect the sanctity of even “unlovable” lives.

This year, through the advocacy of the Virginia Catholic Conference, our Church spent considerable time opposing legislation related to the death penalty.

Editorial: Public Comment at Police Commission

Come out to testify before the commission on Monday, May 18.

John Geer was shot dead by Fairfax County Police Officer Adam Torres on Aug. 29, 2013, and the outrage over the quality and timing of the release of information about the shooting led to the formation of the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, which will hold a public forum next Monday, May 18.

Editorial: Call for Father’s Day Photos

This week and next, we print Mother’s Day photos, and we call for photos for Father’s Day. Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, 2015 and once again the Connection will publish a gallery of Father's Day photos.

Letter: Appreciate Police Officers

Letter to the Editor

This week is National Police Week and we say thank you to those community police and liaison officers who have served our neighborhood so well. Some have retired, all have demonstrated extraordinary dedication.

Column: Why Fi?


“That’s the dream; to have Wi-Fi in the car.” So says one of the focus group participants (“real people, not actors”) in a recent television commercial from Chevrolet. The answer is to a question asked of five adults to identify which car brand: Mercedes, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, or Toyota, includes “Built-in Wi-Fi” in their product line.

Letter: Service Trumps Party Label

Letter to the Editor

We write to express our staunch, and perhaps unexpected, support for Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg in the upcoming mayoral race.

Letter: The Choice Is Clear

Letter to the Editor

In less than four weeks residents will be able to take the first step in taking back control of their city. There is absolutely no doubt that this off-year primary election is destined to direct the future course of Alexandria for many years to come.

Letter: Reject Option B

Letter to the Editor

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is one of finest federal parks in the Unites States that uniquely incorporates the beauty of D.C. with the marvels of nature.

Letter: Steady Leadership

Letter to the Editor

In the upcoming Democratic Primary for mayor it is imperative that Silberberg not be elected.

Letter: Unnecessary, Unaffordable

Letter to the Editor

When a Metro site was envisioned 40 years ago for the Potomac Yard, there were no Metros stations in Alexandria. Now we have a passel. And near each today, there are vacancies aplenty. These vacancies exist despite lower property tax rates than planned for the Potomac Yard Metro.

Letter: West End Traffic

Letter to the Editor

The April 30 - May 6 edition of the Gazette Packet ignored the "development" that's been underway in Alexandria for over a year regarding Eisenhower West End Small Area Planning. See www.alexandriava.gov/EisenhowerWest.