Tip: hire a videographer for your wedding

D James Wedding Videography

Are you wondering whether you should hire a wedding videographer? I wondered this, and wondered, and wondered some more -- it seemed like an awful lot of money to spend ON TOP OF the cost of photography. Well, if you are currently in a similar situation, let me provide some guidance. Just DO it. … [continue]

Tip: attend a wedding the weekend before your own

Rollins October 2015

Why should you definitely go to a wedding the weekend before your own? (Provided you’re invited, please.) Well, for one thing. It will remind you there is more than one way to skin a cat. As my grandpa always said. For another thing. It will re-introduce a very deep sense of reality to your (often abstract) […]


#Hashtag your wedding


We forgot to do a lot of things, the day of our wedding. This is really nothing unique — despite best intentions and checklists — any large event is going to have a detail or two slip through the cracks. You know this, because you are a reasonable person. Right? Well, if you are planning […]


MAIL CALL! {Veteran’s Day 2015}


At Honor Flight Capital Region, we’re coordinating a special VETERAN’S DAY MAIL CALL so that each of our veterans receives a card (or two!) in honor of Veteran’s Day (Nov 11). You’re invited to join! It’s simple. Mail as many cards or letters as you like to this address: HFCR 4901 Silo Road Alexandria, VA […]


We’re recruiting DC-area WWII veterans for a special May 16 event…

May 16 app

Honor Flight Announces May 16 Event for Washington, DC Area WWII Veterans WASHINGTON, DC – Honor Flight Capital Region, a chapter of the national Honor Flight Network, is actively recruiting WWII veterans who live in and around the Nation’s Capital to participate in its next Honor Flight trip, scheduled for May 16. This trip marks the 65th […]


This just in: 2015 Honor Flight schedule

Finally! We’ve received the preliminary schedule of the 2015 spring Honor Flights.  Check out the schedule, and bookmark it – we anticipate several flights will be added, and several existing flights will change/reschedule. Also, “like” the Facebook page of Honor Flight DCA Volunteers – we post lots of specific volunteer opportunities throughout the season.


What my dad was doing at age 18

Dad USMC 1971 jpg

My father enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on his 18th birthday, in the fall of 1971. This photograph was taken to commemorate Boot Camp graduation. Most of these young men shipped out to Vietnam shortly thereafter. Many never returned. Toward the end of Boot Camp, Dad was selected for additional training as a […]


Join DCA Honor Flight Volunteers on 10-11-14

Y’all! Here’s your chance – one of the final chances of the 2014 Honor Flight season. Join us at the WWII Memorial on Sat Oct 11, any time between 9 am and 4 pm, to greet more than 300 WWII and Korea War Veterans. (Yes, that’s Dad Sturgis, who flew to town to participate in […]


From the Washington Times: “Coal miners: the forgotten men”


My father spent over 20 years working in the coal mines of southwestern Illinois. He could undoubtedly talk circles around any of our elected officials on the topic of coal – on energy, safety, technology, and so on. [Pictured here: my father, mom, sister, and me, Christmas 1985, early in my father’s coal mining career.] […]


This just in… we’re engaged!

So… a very delayed – and very exciting – announcement. On March 22, 2014, my best friend Josh Schubring asked me to marry him. (I said yes.) We’re planning a wedding for Fall 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. Details TK! Post by Danielle Sturgis.