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Alexandria’s Athenaeum To Host Ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II Sept. 17

Book of condolences available for people to sign for longest-serving monarch in British history

Sign a book of condolences for the Queen through Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Athenaeum. (Photo courtesy Britsh Officers Club of Washington, DC)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week at the age of 96 shocked people all over the world. The longest-serving monarch in British history led the country for 70 years. In the days since her passing, many have spoken of her dedication to public service.

Here in Alexandria, the Athenaeum will be the site of a short ceremony on Sept. 17 in recognition of her life and service. The cremony, scheduled for 4 p.m., will also mark the closing of a condolences, in which anyone is now welcome to write their feelings about the Queen. The book is being offered by the British Officers Club of Washington, DC.

It is available to sign:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14: 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 15: 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 16: noon to 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 17: noon to 4 pm

The book will be sent to Buckingham Palace and presented to King Charles III

The Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince St.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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