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Pam Schehl/News Former Arlington National Cemetery sentinel Kevin Welker talks to Mount Vernon eighth-graders about how shoes are shined prior to going on duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Welker: Honor Guard duty challenging

In fair weather or foul, winter cold or summer heat, during the day and after dark, dedicated members of the Old Guard, the nation’s oldest active military unit, perform sentinel duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Music shielded Marie from domestic violence

The annual New Directions fundraising dinner rang through Thomas Hall as the community gathered to support the domestic abuse shelter and rape crisis center and to listen to the mesmerizing voice and story of Rene Marie’s triumph over domestic abuse.
Marie’s speech spanned her entire life and her triumph from the trap of domestic abuse.

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