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City Hall Portrait Unveiling -April 23rd

On April 23rd beginning at 5:30 pm, the official 2019 Living Legends portraits will be presented officially at the Market Square Lobby of Alexandria City Hall, made possible by sponsor Dominion Energy. All Living Legends and Living Legends of Alexandria supporters are invited to this (free) event, […]

Recap – 2019 Meet the Legends Reception

The March 14th 2019 Meet the Legends Reception was a huge success. We want to thank everyone who was able to attend to make this night a special night. View the 2019 Living Legends video interviews. View the 2019 Reception Catalog. View photos from the […]

2019 MEET THE LEGENDS RECEPTION

MARCH 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing project conceived to create an enduring artistic record of the people whose vision and dedication make a positive, tangible difference to the quality of life in Alexandria. Each of the Living Legends […]

Living Legends of Alexandria Announces 2019 Living Legends Recipients

Living Legends of Alexandria Announces 2019 Living Legends Recipients

January 19, 2019 CONTACT: Jennifer Ayers, 571-218-2436, jayers@jlayersconsulting.com Living Legends of Alexandria is pleased to announce its selections of Living Legends for 2019. The 2019 Living Legends were vetted from an array of nominations that were submitted by the public and received through fall of […]

Nina Tisara, Mosaic Show

Nina Tisara, Mosaic Show

Nina Tisara When Living Legends Founder and 2015 Legend Nina Tisara retired from the Living Legends organization, she announced that she was going to focus on her art. True to her promise, this year Tisara has exhibited her mosaic art at the Mount Vernon Lee […]

Jason Ellis, selected as one of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40″

Jason Ellis, selected as one of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40″

Jason Ellis 2018 Legend Jason Ellis continues to be recognized for his active involvement in the community. Jason has recently been named as one of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40,”  recognition of emerging leaders—Congratulations, Jason! https://sflcn.com/jamaican-jason-a-ellis-among-alexandria-chamber-of-commerces-40-under-40-honorees/ Legends in the News by Linda Hafer

In Memory – Colonel Ethel S. Underwood

In Memory – Colonel Ethel S. Underwood

Colonel Ethel S. Underwood We’re sorry to report the passing of 2017 Living Legend, Col. Ethel Underwood, on July 19, at the age of 93. After a groundbreaking career in the US Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps, becoming the first African American woman to achieve […]

In Memory-Pat Troy, 2010 Legend

We are sad to hear of the passing of Living Legend Pat Troy. Troy passed away on March 22, 2018 after serving as the grand marshal, along with his wife, at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A celebration of his Pat Troy’s life will […]

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

Welcome to the 2018 Meet the Legends Information Page!! Event Updates February 23, 2018: Happy Friday everyone! Tickets are going fast so please buy yours on our Eventbrite sooner than later! Please use Seminary Road or Route 7 (King Street) as the primary entrance for […]

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Char McCargo Bah started a new freelance writing project in January. She is focusing attention on the work of African Americans living in Alexandria and their contribution to the city. Her first article can be found in the Alexandria Gazette. Stop by her self-published blog […]