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Memorial Sept. 23
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, residents will gather in front of the King George Landfill to dedicate a memorial to service members who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq--then had some of their partial remains incinerated like medical waste and dumped in the landfill.
Guest speakers will be Leslie Smith, a retired Army captain and Wounded Warrior spokesperson, and Gari-Lynn Smith, a New Jersey widow whose questions about the treatment of her husband's body led to the discovery of Dover Air Force Base's treatment of partial remains. At least 274 service members were affected.
The bronze plaque reads: "For honor, respect and in memory of those American service members, known but to God, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We are ever grateful. The citizens of King George County and a grateful nation."
The service will be held at the entrance to the landfill, which is on Birchwood Creek Drive, off State Route 3.
pulitzer prize winner in culpeper
Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Horwitz will lecture on his new book, "Midnight Rising," on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Culpeper County Library.
"Midnight Rising" is the story of abolitionist John Brown and his raid on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., an incident that led up to the Civil War.
Horwitz also wrote "Confederates in the Attic."
The lecture is free to the public.
For more information contact Susan Titus at 540/423-1433.
'refuse to be victim' class scheduled
The Gander Mountain store on State Route 3 will host a "Refuse to be a Victim" class on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $35, which includes an 85-page student workbook. Preregistration is encouraged.
Email email@example.com or call Kelly Rollins at 540/846-0127.
deadline to join blue ridge chorale
Monday, Sept. 24, is the deadline to join the Blue Ridge Chorale this season.
Rehearsals, which have begun, are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, in Culpeper.
The Youth Chorale will meet on Mondays 5:45--6:15, also at Open Door. The Youth Chorale is for children ages 7-14. The Youth Chorale performs in the Chorale's seasonal concerts.
For more information, call 540/223-5462.