Check out the News Coverage
of the 2019 #GWParade

FOX 5 DC’s Anjali Hemphill stopped by to cover the 2019 #GWParade, interviewing Councilmember Del Pepper and GWBCC member Henry Dorton about the celebrations. Watch her segment above or click here.

James Cullum of The Zebra in Alexandria was also on hand and shared these wonderful images showing how Old Town celebrated #GeorgeWashingtonDay.

Matt McClain of The Washington Post captured these unique images at the #GWParade, the Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier and throughout Alexandria.

Jeanne Theismann and photographer Mark Mogle also covered the parade for the Alexandria Gazette Packet.

Did you see an article or news feature about the #GWParade? Email us at with a link!

Watch our video about!

Learn more about the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee and how we celebrate the Father of our Country.

Many thanks to Bud Jackson from Jackson Group Media for producing our video.

Announcing the winners
of the #GWCherryChallenge!

The winners of the 11th Annual #GWCherryChallenge are:

  • Beverage: Café 44's Sakura Bellini
    Honorable Mention: River Bend Bistro

  • Appetizer: River Bend Bistro's Cherry and Goat Cheese Flatbread

  • Entrée: Lori's Table's Cherry Tree Panini
    Honorable Mentions: Taqueria Poblano, Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

  • Dessert: Vaso's Kitchen's Cherry Cheesecake
    Honorable Mention: Tempo Restaurant

Over 20,000 ballots were cast during the two weeks of the competition, representing over $200,000 in estimated sales. Many thanks to all of the diners and participating restaurants!