Two summers ago, when I canvassed the streets of Old Town looking for commemorative markers, the best aspect of the hunt was the joy of discovery. I rekindled some of those strong emotions yesterday morning. On an errand, I cam to a stop at the dangerous intersection of Southgate and S. Kings Highway near Route 1 in Alexandria.
For once, all quiet on the front, so I glanced over at the Mount Comfort Cemetery. Spotting a square metal object affixed to the 10-foot high brick entrance way, my historical plaque radar went on high alert.
Is that a marker at the entrance? Why have I not seen it before? What does it cover? Probably the cemetery genius.
How about sheet music for the “Star Spangled Banner?”