Archive for May, 2011

2011 Memorial Day in Fredericksburg

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The video contains scenes from three events. – The Luminaria at the National Cemetery – The Memorial Day observance at the Confederate Cemetery – The Memorial Day observance at the National Cemetery



Cossey Park Work Day

By From http://collegeterrace.blogspot.com/ • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

There will be a work session at Cossey Botanical Garden on Monday, June 6th from 9 AM to Noon. Bring weeding implements.



Kenmore Park

By From http://collegeterrace.blogspot.com/ • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The tennis complex will be undergoing repair work from June 6-12.



A June 1st chase looking likely

By From http://stormsrus.blogspot.com/ • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The models are pointing to good chase setups for both the Hokie Storm Chasers currently in Nebraska after a successful chase yesterday and for those of us here in the Mid-Atlantic.   Storm initiation for northern Virginia appears to be mid-af…



Memorial Day 2011 in Fredericksburg

By From http://odonnellweb.com/pelican/ • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The video contains scenes from three events.

The Luminaria at the National Cemetery
The Memorial Day observance at the Confederate Cemetery
The Memorial Day observance at the National Cemetery



Low-Point Flourless Black Bean Brownies

By From http://www.pointsinmylife.com/ • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I’m finding there are more and more people out there who are looking for dessert recipes that do not include flour. Although this recipe might make you wrinkle your nose and question the taste, it’s one of those recipes where the “proof is in the puddi…



Luminaria

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we attended the fifteenth annual luminaria at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, honoring fallen American soldiers. A luminary bag with candle is lit for every soldier interred in the cemetery, for a total of 15,300 flickering lights. The idea for this memorial event started with area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and it’s the scouts who set up the bags, place the small American flags, and light the thousands of candles before dusk. I remember the days when my kids were scouts and we helped set up the site, and I’ve driven past the cemetery on the night of the luminaria before. But this was our first time walking the grounds as darkness fell. Taps are played every half hour, and despite the crowds, a respectful quiet was maintained throughout the cemetery. We avoided the large group tours that were being conducted, and found quieter areas to walk. After the usual cookouts and start-of-summer activities, the luminaria is a moving, peaceful way to commemmorate the day.

Scouts keep the candles lit:

Darkness starts to fall:

A lone Marine bugler plays Taps:



Memorial Day 2011 – Fredericksburg VA

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The video below contains scenes from 3 events. -The Luminaria at the National Cemetery -Memorial Day observance at the Confederate Cemetery -Memorial Day observance at the National Cemetery



Luminaria

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we attended the fifteenth annual luminaria at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, honoring fallen American soldiers. A luminary bag with candle is lit for every soldier interred in the cemetery, for a total of 15,300 flickering lights. The idea for this memorial event started with area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and it’s the scouts who set up the bags, place the small American flags, and light the thousands of candles before dusk. I remember the days when my kids were scouts and we helped set up the site, and I’ve driven past the cemetery on the night of the luminaria before. But this was our first time walking the grounds as darkness fell. Taps are played every half hour, and despite the crowds, a respectful quiet was maintained throughout the cemetery. We avoided the large group tours that were being conducted, and found quieter areas to walk. After the usual cookouts and start-of-summer activities, the luminaria is a moving, peaceful way to commemmorate the day.

Scouts keep the candles lit:

Darkness starts to fall:

A lone Marine bugler plays Taps:



Luminaria

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • May 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we attended the fifteenth annual luminaria at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, honoring fallen American soldiers. A luminary bag with candle is lit for every soldier interred in the cemetery, for a total of…