Ed. Note: Ms. Keesha was nominated for ‘Our Crossing Guard is the Best’ back in 2018.
It is very sad that Ms. Keesha has passed away. I thought I’d pass this along to you.
A message from Garrison ES
Good afternoon Garrison family,
I am sorry to share that our beloved longtime DDOT crossing guard, Ms. Keesha Marshall, passed away early this morning following a battle with cancer. Ms. Keesha was a unique spirit who welcomed every Wildcat to school with unbridled enthusiasm. She loved our school family and children more than words can say, and will be dearly missed. As we learn more about how we can support her family and celebrate her life, we will share that.”
Thanks to Janet for sending this solemn scene from earlier this week: “The driver reported that it’s a hearse, soon to bring someone to rest in Edgewood Cemetery.”
Photos by Phil Yabut
Thanks to Phil for sending. From the Supreme Court:
“Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24. The casket will arrive in front of the Court just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A private ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. attended by Justice Ginsburg’s family, close friends, and members of the Court. Following the private ceremony inside, Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the Building to allow for public viewing outdoors.
Former law clerks to Justice Ginsburg will serve as honorary pallbearers and will line the front steps as the casket arrives. Supreme Court police officers will serve as pallbearers. The Justices will remain inside the Great Hall where the casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which has been loaned to the Court by the U.S. Congress for the ceremony. A 2016 portrait of Justice Ginsburg by Constance P. Beaty will be on display in the Great Hall.
The public is invited to pay respects in front of the Building from approximately 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 24.
A private interment service will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery.”
And preserving for posterity some of the many, many tributes to RBG prior to removal: Read More
Thanks to Kristin for sending Saturday morning: “Flowers have been put down and candles have been lit in her honor on 15th and U”
Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“We have lost a champion of justice, an icon and patriot, a woman who lived the concept of building a more perfect union. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for us until the very end, and it is that fighting spirit – that we were fortunate as a nation to benefit from time and time again – that made us love, respect, and admire her. Tonight, we are heartbroken. We are grateful for one life lived so fiercely that it forever changed the lives of millions. We send our condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family and loved ones and to a nation already in mourning, trying once again to fathom a monumental and devastating loss.”
Photo by Miki Jourdan
“Dear RBG, thank you for helping me find my voice”
Photo by Martha Wilson
From DC VOTE:
“SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 AT 8:15 PM EDT – 10:15 PM EDT
Supreme Court of the United States
Meet us on the steps in front of the Supreme Court for a (socially distanced) vigil as we mourn and honor her legacy. Bring a friend and a mask.
RBG was a fierce champion of justice and equality on the Supreme Court. We owe her an enormous debt of gratitude, and we must fight hard to uphold the ideals of equality and justice she dedicated her life to.”
Photos from last night: Read More
“Respect: John Thompson” by Billy Colbert (from 2017 in Bladgen Alley, Shaw)
“Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., known simply as “Big John” throughout college basketball, has died at age 78.
Born Sept. 2, 1941, Thompson starred for John Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., Read More
Photo by Victoria Pickering
“On Monday, July 27, 2020, a funeral procession for United States Representative John Lewis will occur in the District of Columbia before arriving at the United States Capitol to lie in state.
In conjunction with this event, there will be increased police activity in support of the procession and temporary road closures in the following locations between approximately 11:30 am and 1:00 pm: Read More
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Mike passes on this very sad news to us: “Ken Nankervis, the former employee of A Litteri, who bought the place from Michael DeFrancisci about a year ago, died on Thanksgiving Day. Very sad. He was only 52.”
“After moving to Annapolis he began working at A. Litteri and was known as the “wine guy” to many. After several years and much hard work Ken became owner of A. Litteri an award winning wine and deli shop located in Washington, DC. Read More