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Keep those presidents straight, FLS!

Date published: 3/28/2013

Keep those presidents straight, FLS!

What's in a (president's) name? Virginia is known as the birthplace of presidents. You would think we could keep them straight. However, in the March 20 newspaper an article again confused James Monroe with James Madison ["Supervisors OK plans for Belle Grove B&B"].

A photo caption stated that Belle Grove was the birthplace of James Monroe. Monroe was born in the next county, near Colonial Beach. Presumably, as the article contends, Madison was born at Belle Grove. Not long ago a similar mistake seemed to indicate that Dolly Madison had been Mrs. Monroe.

C'mon guys. Please pay more attention to captions and headlines.

Kathy Waltermire

Colonial Beach