John M. Cropper (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnaesthetica/5167546963/lightbox/)
You can observe Veterans Day with first-hand accounts and a celebration of minority service.
(Nov. 11) The Veterans Writing Project
If you’re looking for a way to observe Veterans Day Washington’s Veterans Writing Project hosts a reading this afternoon at The U.S. Navy Memorial in Northwest. Veterans of engagements recent and long past who have found success as authors of fiction and non-fiction reflect on military service and life after war.
(Nov. 11) Minority Vets
The Alexandria Black History Museum holds its annual Veterans Day Program this morning at 11. Current and retired high-ranking military officials celebrate the contributions of military personnel, especially minority veterans.
(Nov. 12) Women Pioneers
Madeleine Albright and the National Philharmonic Orchestra get together this weekend at Strathmore in North Bethesda to celebrate women. Women Pioneers features orchestrations dedicated to the fairer sex by Copland, Saint-Saëns and Joan Towers.
(Nov. 11-27) STAY
A pair of local women collaborated on STAY, debuting today at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre. Playwright Heather McDonald and choreographer Susan Shields explore impermanence through theater, dance, and animation.
Music: “First Breath After Coma” by Explosions in The Sky