More than 200 combat boots bearing the names of dead Virginia soldiers were lined up along the gravel paths crossing each other on the west end of Monroe Park last Wednesday afternoon.
s a country we know what it’s like to watch our home burn. We watched the Twin Towers bleed smoke into the sky as civilian workers jumped out of the windows to save themselves from burning to death. We watched the tidal wave of smoke and debris cover New York City streets after the towers collapsed into themselves. As we approach the 13th anniversary of those attacks, my mind is filled with fear, not remembrance. A terrorist group, which al-Qaida cut ties with earlier this year due to exactly how brutal their tactics were, has risen to prominence in the Middle East.
VCU alumnus and author Kevin Powers discussed his book, “The Yellow Birds,” Friday, Nov. 8 in the Richmond Salons to an audience of more than 50 people in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Karam Bassam signed up for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for many reasons: opportunity, experience, networking — and heavy metal.