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Friday, October 7, 2022

World War II

Editor’s Notebook: Puff the magic dragon (circa 1970)

From the history column, we take the wayback machine way back – 52 years to this week in 1970 – for this nugget from the recreational-drugs file. The Northern Virginia Sun reported that a task force empaneled by newish Gov....

Editor’s Notebook: The need for speed (WWII) edition

A week or so back, I noted that, in a Sun Gazette local-history item from the late 1970s, it was recorded that Virginians were the most likely, among residents of the 50 states, to adhere to the 55-mph speed...

Commemoration to mark rebirth of Netherlands Carillon

A community event and Freedom Concert to mark the rededication of the Netherlands Carillon adjacent to the U.S. Marine War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 10 to noon. The date marks the 77th...

Editor’s Notebook: Who wears short-shorts?

We’re going to take the wayback machine to this coming week back in 1943, where perhaps to nobody’s surprise the Northern Virginia Sun’s front pages were somewhat preoccupied with the war. You know, the big one. (Although give it a...

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘what might have been’ episode

As the Arlington County Board convenes for its first working session of the new year, its members may want to reflect that it was 19 Januaries ago that Charles Monroe died after suffering a seizure while chairing his first...

Editor’s Notebook: The Don-Don goes after Barbara Comstock

Donald Trump does like going after his enemies (real and perceived) with rapier-sharp retorts, and on Tuesday evening he sent out a statement rapping former U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th). His missive in full: RINO Former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of...

WWII submariner lauded for service in war and peace

It’s been 77 years since Alvin Anceravage, 99, began serving on U.S. Navy submarines, and the USSVI Northern Virginia Base Submarine Veterans recently honored him for his service in World War II and beyond. Club representatives on May 20 give...

Upcoming event to showcase WWII warbirds

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), based in Culpeper, is bringing its “World War II Warbird Showcase” to Warrenton-Fauquier Airport the weekend of May 22 and 23. Residents in Northern Virginia will have the opportunity to buy...
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