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Documenting A Search for Healing from the Vietnam War By Kris Gilbertson Margot Carlson Delogne’s father, Capt. John W. Carlson, was an Air Force pilot shot down near Bien Hoa, Vietnam, on December 7, 1966. Margot was two years old. “The only things I thought about that country were pretty much, I hate it because […]

Manumission Tours

Adding to the Wealth of Alexandria’s Historical Record By Kris Gilbertson In 2015, when the City Council debated redevelopment of the Ramsey Homes, Council member John Taylor Chapman was bothered that so few people knew that Ramsey Homes was one of three projects built as segregated housing for black defense workers during World War II. […]

Port City Brewing Company

Improving on a tradition as old as Alexandria By Kris Gilbertson When Bill and Karen Butcher launched the Port City Brewing Company on Wheeler Avenue in 2011, they revived a tradition dating to 1771, the year Andrew Wales established Alexandria’s first brewery near what is now Wales Alley in Old Town. At that time, safe […]

Preparing the Leaders of the Future

by Kris Gilbertson Adriana Johnson and Ezmaray Mohtasebzada are two of ten Burke & Herbert Bank assistant branch managers selected to take part in the bank’s first Leadership Development Program, which began in May 2015. The LDP consists of multiple modules with in-class training and individual assignments over a six-month period, in subjects such as […]

Burke & Herbert Bank

Alive and Well, and Moving Forward By Kris Gilbertson It’s the oldest bank in Virginia, in business for 163 years—yet Burke & Herbert Bank doesn’t look or act its age. “The bank loves its history. It’s a very grounding feeling to be at a company that’s been here for 163 years, still owned by the […]

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