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DASH And King Street Trolley Independence Day Schedule: 7/4

July 2, 2018

DASH and the King Street Trolley will operate on the below service schedule for the Independence Day holiday on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

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Free July 4 Lyft Rides Offered In DC Metro Area To Prevent Drunk Driving

July 2, 2018

Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 41% of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free Independence Day Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area beginning Wednesday, July 4.

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City Of Alexandria To Hold Annual USA And City Birthday Celebration On July 7

June 29, 2018

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 269th and the USA’s 242nd birthday on Saturday, July 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.). In the event of inclement weather, fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services for 2018 Independence Day Holiday Week

June 29, 2018

All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The following list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.

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The History Of Memorial Day

May 27, 2018

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. Alexandria has several monuments and memorials around the City.

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AAA: 1.05 Million Washington Area Residents Expected To Travel Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

May 22, 2018

The highest number of holiday travelers hailing from the Washington metro area in the annals of Memorial Day travel forecasting will venture 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting. Travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal over the holiday week.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Holiday Week Schedule Of Services For Memorial Day, May 28

May 22, 2018

The City of Alexandria announced the holiday week schedule of services for Memorial Day, May 28. The following list includes schedule information for City government, facilities and partner agencies.

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City Of Alexandria Holds Annual Memorial Day Ceremony To Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA In The Vietnam War

May 18, 2018

The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The event will honor the 67 Alexandrians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

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Honoring Our Mothers With Poetry

May 4, 2018

Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to a special community poetry reading honoring mothers on Friday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.

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First Friday: Taste Of Cinco de Mayo

May 1, 2018

Plan to bring your family to First Friday: Taste of Cinco de Mayo at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, on Friday, May 4.  The evening will be showcase Mexican music food, music and dance. 

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