Ten years and going strong.
Today, hundreds of Fairfax County residents marched across the Veterans Bridge in Springfield. For some, the 10th Annual Springfield BridgWalk marks the end of summer, and for others it is an affirmation of community support for our Armed Forces. At 7:30 p.m., a color guard from the American Legion and a contingent of soldiers from Fort Belvoir led participants across the bridge. After a greeting by the King's Park Band, community leaders signed an Army Community Covenant. The covenant said: We the Community, recognize... Enjoy the pictures!
After 10 years, Tawny Hammond is no longer the president of the Springfield Civic Association
It’s the end of an era for central Springfield. On Tuesday night, more than a hundred residents, politicians and friends gathered at Crestwood Elementary School to honor Tawny Hammond for a decade of service as president of the Springfield Civic Association. “I’m not standing for election this year,” Hammond said, wiping away tears. “I’m not quitting and I’m not retiring, because I don’t believe in those things. My faith and my community are tied and you don’t retire from things that are responsibilities and privileges.” U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th) entered Hammond’s name in the Congressional Record. “I am pleased to tell you that this certificate of recognition had no opposition in the Congress. Congratulations, Tawny,” he said. A …