A Virginia Union University student expresses pure elation as his name is called to receive his degree at Saturday’s commencement.
A pop of color // A field of colorful printed poppies decorates the front steps of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Location: 428 N. Boulevard. The red flowers, known as remembrance poppies, are designed to call attention to the World War I America exhibition on display at the museum through July 29. Poppies have long been a memorial symbol for those who died in that war. Described as the largest traveling exhibition of its kind, the display includes items ranging from President Woodrow Wilson’s hat and cane to escape artist Harry Houdini’s handcuffs along with photos, helmets, gas masks and other items. The Richmond museum is the only East Coast venue hosting the exhibition this year. The museum plans to keep the poppy field, printed on “brick vinyl” material, on its steps until Nov. 11, 2018, when the nation and the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict’s end.
Singleton honored // Christopher Smith
Rose Singleton, right, unveils the honorary street sign renaming the 2700 block of East Grace Street after her late husband, Oliver R.H. Singleton, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Business League. Richmond City Council voted in February to authorize the sign to honor Mr. Singleton’s role as an advocate for minority-owned and small business development. Dozens of family members and friends were on hand for the ceremony Tuesday. Helping to remove the sign are the Singletons’ daughter, Christine, and son, Oliver.
Pigeon at Fountain Lake in Byrd Park
Racing for a cure //
Thousands of people donned sneakers and pink T-shirts for last Saturday’s 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure to raise money for breast cancer. The event featured a competitive run and a recreational run - walk across the James River at the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, along with a cancer survivors’ parade and an awards ceremony. Here, participants walk on Brown’s Island along the canal.
Fun for a cause // Ava Miller flies high on a bungee bouncer at last Saturday’s Strawberry Street Festival in The Fan. It was the 39th year for the event sponsored by the William H. Fox Elementary School PTA to benefit the public school in Richmond.
Fun for a cause //
The festival features games, rides, strawberries and other foods, crafts and a book sale. Below, Bray Sumler, 8, takes a dive onto the leaps and bounds apparatus at the festival.
Remembering the fallen //
Police Chief Alfred Durham, right, speaks at a memorial service Wednesday for Richmond Police officers killed in the line of duty. Location: The Richmond Police Training Academy on Graham Road in North Side
Richmond police, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers salute family members of the fallen officers. A wreath was placed in front of the monument to the Richmond officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1889.
Ceremonies of remembrance have been held across the country this week, which is designated as National Police Week.