by Art Slater
Following up on our earlier post this year, "Anacostia Blazes a New Trail", we at ACC (and surely many of you) have now been noticing new sign posts marking historical and cultural landmarks, people and events on the Anacostia Heritage Trail popping up around the area.
The official launch for Anacostia's trail is still weeks away, but for young and old, the vibrancy and memory of the past leads us to the here and now. While we may be sad that some of the trailblazers who have brought us thus far are not with us to see the fruits of their labors memorialized on these sign posts, it is always we of the community that carry history forward. And when our memories fade, these markers will help remind future generations that you, we and our predecessors lived, worked, played and worshipped in an area of the city of which we are the current stewards. Stay tuned...
Photos by A. Slater