Tag: Civil War history

The Old Presbyterian Meeting House is a place of history and...

By Kimberly Jackson | [email protected] Driving through Old Town, tourists might miss one of the oldest places in the city, the Old Presbyterian Meeting House....

Your Views: Indigenous people held slaves

To the editor: Perhaps I should not have been surprised that this month the Times carried no articles about Indigenous Peoples Day. For many...

Your Views: Is George Washington next?

To the editor: A trip to Winchester, Virginia will illustrate the difference between that city and Alexandria. Winchester has chosen to embrace its Civil...

Your Views: Choose wisely Alexandria

To the editor: Regardless of the numerous inconveniences posed by changing the name of Lee Street, there is an unwarranted rush to judgement in...

Your Views: History can’t be changed

To the editor: I’ve read every comment written regarding the renaming of Lee Street over the last several months. Here’s my take: History cannot be rewritten. Lee...

Your Views: Street renaming process is undemocratic

To the editor: The new city initiative on street renaming reminds me that about 20 years ago, as president of the Seminary Hill Association, I...

Your Views: Rename Lee Street ASAP

To the editor: As an avid reader of these opinion pages, I can’t help but notice that the commentary on renaming Lee Street has coalesced...

Uncovering buried history at Fort Ward Park

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Glenn Eugster’s first introduction to Fort Ward Park occurred at 5 a.m. when he awoke one morning in 2006 to shrill...

Your Views: Unconstitutional street renaming rules

To the editor: Your article on renaming Lee Street, “Residents divided over petition to rename Lee Street,” in the Aug. 5 Alexandria Times tries to...

Your Views: Historical accuracy needed on Robert E. Lee

To the editor: I want to add a couple of relevant facts to all the coverage of the proposed renaming of Lee Street that...