Winchester Cemetery honors those who gave all

Yesterday Memorial Monday May 30 hundreds gathered to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Winchester’s National Cemetery (WNC).

Over 5,000 flags were placed at the headstones of those soldiers who are laid to rest at WNC.

The ceremony was organized by the American Red Cross of the Greater Shenandoah Valley with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 co-hosting the event.

Lieutenant Colonel Joan K. Grewe U.S. Army Retired was the Keynote Speaker.

Karen Wallace Williams read the poem of remembrance.

Another co-host of the event, Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution set off a  volley of musket fire to honor those who sacrificed.

That was one of many ceremonies held across the region.

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) allowed the laying of flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier by the general public this year.

As always ANC with the help of volunteers placed flags at the headstones of those who are buried there.

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Gov. Youngkin orders flags at half staff for Virginia Tech

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he is exercising his right as Governor to lower United States and Virginia Flags.

The Governor has ordered all U.S. and VA. Flags to half staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow April 16.

The order is to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives in the Virginia Tech tragedy 15 years ago.

The flags are to be at half staff at all government buildings and grounds in the state.

32 people lost their lives at Virginia Tech in what was at the time the deadliest shooting in history on Apr. 16, 2007.

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Stanley honors Officer Winum

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The Stanley Police Department released a remembrance of  Officer Dominic Nick Winum.

Sat. Feb.26 was one year to the day that Officer Winum was killed in the line of duty in a traffic stop in Stanley Virginia.

February 26 has been declared Officer Winum day in the town.

Winum was honored by citizens, officials and politicians in a ceremony at the Ed Good Park on Saturday Feb. 26, 2022.

The new Stanley Police Department was named the Winum Building in honor of the officer on Sat. as well.

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Browntown Baptist Church honors Warren Co. teens tonight 1/25

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A social post from Browntown Baptist Church, 12 Browntown Rd. will hold a vigil for two that were lost in a boating accident over the weekend.

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight Jan. 25 for Cory Alles and Nathan Jenkins at 7 p.m..

According to the pair were lost after their boat capsized in what is being described as a winter storm.

The storm created dangerous winds and frigid temperatures Sat. Jan. 22 off the shore of Chincoteague Bay causing a wave that capsized the boat.

Two other former occupants of the boat were rescued by good Samaritans following the boats capsize.

Alles’ body was recovered later while the search for Jenkins continues by boat and aircraft until he is found.

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9/11 Commemorative events around the region

9/11 commemorative events to be held in the area include a 911 challenge at Skyline High School stadium Front Royal starting at 7:30 a.m..

The Strasburg American Legion will host a ceremony at 8 a.m..

The Woodstock Fire Department has a remembrance at 8:30 a.m..

 A ceremony at Lake Frederick starts at 9 a.m..

Middletown will release a video on the town Facebook page at noon.

Shenandoah University will hold a remembrance at 2:30 p.m..

Clarke County high school has a ceremony starting at 6 p.m..

All events will be held tomorrow the 20 year since the 911 tragedy.

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