For the fifth year, Marymount University students have honored
the memory of fellow Marymount students who have died with a Remembrance
Day clean up of Rock Spring Park (5010 Little Falls Road) in Arlington.
While March 28 dawned grey and chilly, everyone soon warmed up
with the camaraderie and exercise of pulling weeds and laying mulch
together. The students coordinated their efforts with the Rock Spring
Garden Club, and Club members were on hand to direct what needed
to be done. The Arlington Park Department provided the mulch.
Also present were Bill and Linda Howard, parents of Tara Howard
'09, who was killed in a car accident in January 2006. Tara was
dedicated to helping others, and Remembrance Day was established
by her classmates as a day of service to Marymount's neighbors.
By cleaning up Rock Spring Park, they paid tribute to her memory
and to the memory of other members of the Marymount community who
have died. While the class of 2009 has now graduated, this special
day of service is a tradition that is carried forward. Rock Spring
Garden Club member Margaret Clarkson thanked the Marymount students,
saying, "We are always so grateful to you for all your wonderful