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George Washington’s Birthday at His Mount Vernon Estate

2022 George Washington’s Birthday Celebration (Free Day 1) on President’s Day. Public ceremony on the Bowling Green that featuring a tactical demonstration by the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and a musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.

Alexandria, VA – Festivities marking George Washington’s Birthday at his home at Mount Vernon included free admission on both February 20 and 22, a concert on the Bowling Green by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps (which recalled the first public celebration of Washington’s birthday in 1778 when the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard surprised Gen. Washington with musical performance), a wreath-laying at Washington’s Tomb, and a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens.

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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