Washington, DC, bids farewell to its former mayor Marion Barry, Jr., with three days of events beginning today.  The four-term mayor and city councilman passed away on November 23.

, Girl Scout History Project
GSCNC President Barbara Lowis Lehmann accepts the 1982 Girl Scout Week Proclamation from Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. Mary Reese (left) and Myra Ingram observe the ceremony.

On February 19, 1982, Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. issued a proclamation declaring March 7-13, 1982, as Girl Scout Week in the nation’s capital.

Barry saluted the Girl Scouts on the occasion of their 70th anniversary and called upon citizens to join with the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital to “improve the quality of life for all.”


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