From the Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Vincent C. Gray presented Leonardo “Leo” Johnson with the first-ever Mayor’s Medal of Honor in recognition of Johnson’s heroism on August 15, 2012. On that day, Johnson, the Operations Manager at the family Research Council (FRC), despite being shot, disarmed an assailant and protected others at FRC, possibly preventing further bloodshed.
“Leo Johnson put his life on the line to wrestle a firearm away from an assailant and prevented what could have been a very tragic situation,” said Mayor Gray. “He is a hero and it is my privilege to recognize his bravery by awarding him with the Medal of Honor.”
Two Metropolitan Police Department officers also were recognized by the Mayor and Police Chief Cathy Lanier for their actions during the FRC incident. Commendations for Acting Sergeant Timothy Holmes and Officer Walter Gilmore highlighted the outstanding judgment and professionalism they displayed in responding to the incident, calling upon their training to accurately analyze the situation and take appropriate action.
The suspect in the case, Floyd Lee Corkins II of Herndon, VA, has been charged with the federal offense of interstate transportation of a firearms and ammunition, along with the District of Columbia offenses of assault with intent to kill while armed, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
We’ve hit a weekend with more than 300 DC Open Houses across all 4 quadrants of the District. With such a large number of opens, there is a wide variety…
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2315 18th Street, NW Thanks to Charlie for sending from in front of Dan’s Cafe:
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology