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Our Man in Arlington

My Memorial Day weekend began with my six-year-old grandson proclaiming emphatically that “Wolling Thunder” had kept him awake all night. He lives in South Arlington between Glebe Road and Walter Reed Drive, major incoming routes for the tens of thousands of bikers coming in for the Rolling Thunder extravaganza on […]

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King & Queen for a (Memorial) Day

The News-Press was fortunate enough to be granted an audience with this year’s King and Queen for the City of Falls Church’s 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade. In this Q&A with King and Queen Peter Davis and Olivia Scott, we delve into the royal recesses of their minds to see […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

The sky over the Fairfax County Public Safety Center was bright blue with a few puffy white clouds for the Fairfax County Police Fallen Officers Memorial Service on Monday. The American flag swayed gently in the breeze as Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Deer played a traditional dirge of “Amazing Grace” on […]

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Falls Church

Thomas Joseph King, Jr., a resident of Falls Church since 1952 and a quiet but tireless church and service club volunteer and pillar of the community, died after a lengthy illness last Friday, Nov. 23, at age 84.

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Jim Moran

Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.