Happy First Day of Fall!

Today is the first day of the fall season, and more importantly, the Autumn equinox, when night and day are exactly equal in length. Here are a few interesting facts that you might not know about this important natural phenomenon. From the Autumn Equinox until the Winter Solstice, the nights will get continually longer and […]

Here’s How to Observe Patriot Day

September 11 marks the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks in New York City and beyond, and the day will forever be known in America as Patriot Day. This is a time to remember the American men and women killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001, as well as those brave men and […]

Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day on August 17!

Do some good for the environment and your wardrobe on National Thrift Shop Day on August 17! This national holiday celebrates the importance of thrift shops, allowing shoppers to save some money while also supporting charitable organizations and reducing waste from buying new clothing and household goods. In order to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, […]

Happy Fourth of July, Dahlgren!

Happy Fourth of July, Dahlgren residents! Here are some fun facts about this patriotic holiday. While many people believe that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, there were actually only two people who signed on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. secretary of Congress. The others signed on August 2. John […]

Happy National Hammock Day!

Yesterday was the first day of summer, so it's only fitting that today is National Hammock Day. There's no better way to celebrate the summer season than by posting up between two trees for a day of reading, relaxing or snuggling up with the one you love. Here are some fun facts about hammocks that […]

Happy Summer Solstice, Dahlgren!

Today is the Summer Solstice, which marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It's also the longest day of the year for anyone north of the Equator. Here are some fascinating facts about this annual phenomenon. Because the Earth orbits the sun on a tilted axis, the Northern Hemisphere gets more sun […]

Happy Flag Day, Dahlgren!

June 14 is Flag Day, a holiday that many Americans know little about. This patriotic holiday commemorates the day when our newly founded country adopted our current flag back on June 14, 1777, but it wasn't until 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson maade the hoiday official. In August of 1949, an Act of Congress established […]

Happy Memorial Day: Where to Celebrate in Dahlgren

Today is Memorial Day, a day to honor our brave soldiers who gave their lives serving our country. To celebrate Memorial Day near Dahlgren, head over to the war memorial at the Cannon in Colonial Beach, just a short drive away. There will be a memorial service at this historic site in honor of Memorial […]

Happy National Arbor Day, Dahlgren!

Today is Arbor Day, and that means that it's a great time to celebrate the beautiful trees that make the world so green and lush. Here's a little bit about the history of Arbor Day and it's importance in our modern world. The first Arbor Day in the world took place in the Spanish village […]

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