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Alexandria Celebrates Washington’s 285th Birthday

February 22, 2017

A month of commemorations of President George Washington’s birth culminated on Monday in Alexandria with the annual George Washington Birthday Parade.

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Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade On February 20

February 16, 2017

The George Washington Birthday Parade takes place in Alexandria on Monday, Feb. 20, starting at 1 p.m. The annual parade – the largest and oldest in the country celebrating this Founding Father – winds its way through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town.

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City Of Alexandria Announces ScheduleOf Services For 2017 George Washington Day Holiday

February 15, 2017

All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of George Washington Day. The following list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.

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Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than A Dozen Events Throughout February

January 23, 2017

Thousands will join in the revelry for the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with 16 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday Parade, a Cherry Challenge among Alexandria’s best restaurants, free admission to historic sites, popular walking tours, and an 18th-century banquet and ball.

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Marymount Starts Semester With MLK Jr. Day Service Event

January 20, 2017

Members of the Marymount University Community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reflecting on his teachings about service. Then they rolled up their sleeves and put together wellness packages for Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the sense of self, family and home to those touched by military service.

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Weichert, Realtors Helps Spread The Holiday Spirit With 38th Annual Toy Drive

January 19, 2017

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 38th annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 13,500 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season.

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Church In Alexandria Packed For MLK, Jr. Mass

January 17, 2017

It was standing room only at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria Sunday morning, when more than 220 people gathered to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Transportation Plan For 2017 Inauguration Announced

January 16, 2017

The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees released the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including information on street closures, pedestrian routes, Metro schedule and more. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration will take place from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Riders, Clergy And Transit Workers Celebrate Legacy Of Dr. King At The“People’s Rally For Transit Justice,” Jan. 15

January 13, 2017

To celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, riders, civil rights activists and the labor union community will come together to call on WMATA leadership to make Metro safe, reliable and affordable for all on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, 4-6:00 p.m. at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, Washington DC 20005.

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Metro Service information For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16

January 13, 2017

Metro announced the service schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, for Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess. Metro's customer information call center will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

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