The Fredericksburg National Cemetery Memorial Day Luminaria

Tonight, from 8-11, Fredericksburg National Cemetery will once more host its annual Memorial Day Luminaria program. This is the 24th year the program has been held.

Each year, local Scout organizations light more than 15,300 candles–one for each of the soldiers buried in the cemetery.

For more information, visit the website for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.…


Memorial Day Luminary at the National Cemetery

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If you’ve never before taken the time to visit the annual luminary event at Fredericksburg National Cemetery, do yourself a favor and make it a point to visit this year.

The annual tradition will be held this Saturday, May 28, from 8-11 p.m.

This will be the 21st anniversary of the Memorial Day Luminary, and it’s particularly special because this year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the cemetery.

A host of volunteers offer short …


Memorial Day Pops Concert

from Elizabeth


Stevenson Ridge offers a special Memorial Day “thank you” to all the servicemen and women who’ve been married here!

The Rappahannock Pops Orchestra will be giving a FREE Memorial Day concert on Monday, May 30 at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Mary Washington Hospital. The concert will include a tribute to “big band” music, selections from popular Broadway musicals, and will feature jazz soloists from the Pops.

The concert will offer a special tribute to those who …


Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake

red-white-and-blue-strawberry-shortcake2from Elizabeth

In the spirit of the upcoming patriotic holiday, I found an easy dessert recipe you can make this weekend: Red, White & Blue Strawberry Shortcake. it’s colorful and delicious.

You’ll need the following items:

  • Strawberries
  • Angel Food Cake or Pound Cake
  • Cool Whip + blue coloring

In the blog where I found this recipe, they serve this dessert in stemless wine glasses; however, I’m sure any dish will work.


Clean and cut the strawberries, then put them …