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Tri-County   community events and activities are being held to enhance and promote a deeper understanding of race and race relations in St. Mary’s County, the entire tri-county region, our state and   our nation. The goal is to educate and mobilize people to help build a fair and just community for   all.  

Face Book PostGeneral Colin L. Powell- January 24 at 9:30 AM

Yesterday was a reassuring day for me. I was on my way to Walter Reed Military Hospital for an exam. As I drove along Interstate 495 my left front tire blew out. I am a car guy and knew I could change it but it was cold outside and the lug bolts were very tight. I jacked the car up and got several of the bolts removed when a car suddenly pulled up in front of me. As the man got out of his car I could see that he had an artificial leg. He said he recognized me and wanted to help me. We chatted and I learned that he lost his leg in Afghanistan when he worked over there as a civilian employee. He grabbed the lug wrench and finished the job as I put the tools away. Then we both hurriedly headed off to appointments at Walter Reed. I hadn't gotten his name or address but he did ask for a “selfie”. And then he sent me the message below last night.

"Gen. Powell, I hope I never forget today because I’ll never forget reading your books. You were always an inspiration, a leader and statesman. After 33 years in the military you were the giant whose shoulders we stood upon to carry the torch to light the way and now it is tomorrow’s generation that must do the same. Anthony Maggert"

Thanks, Anthony. You touched my soul and reminded me about what this country is all about and why it is so great. Let's stop screaming at each other. Let's just take care of each other. You made my day.

Our Partners & Supporters

TRACC participating partners include: Community Mediation Center for St. Mary’s and Calvert counties, Historic Sotterley, Inc., Minority Outreach Coalition, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (The Center for the Study of Democracy and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity), St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP #7025, St. Mary’s County Library, Sierra Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, United Committee for African American Contributions; and Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC…..Looking for More..