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National Guardsman Awarded For Saving Montgomery County Man’s Life

Plus: Underground Railroad exhibit opens in Rockville; Zero-waste shop opens in Takoma Park

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National Guardsman awarded for saving Montgomery County man’s life

A D.C. National Guardsman was honored Sunday for saving a Montgomery County man’s life in a shooting last year.

In December of 2018, Staff Sgt. Christian Flores — a recruiter for agency — was in the Aspen Hill area picking up paperwork for a recruit when a Montgomery County man was shot in the leg.

Flores was able to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and keep the man conscious.

He received a D.C. National Guard Hero Recognition award. [Fox 5]

Rockville opens Underground Railroad exhibit

Peerless Rockville, a historic preservation nonprofit, opened a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad in the city’s historic courthouse.

The Forging Freedom exhibit, which opened Friday, highlights the Underground Railroad movement and the slaves who escaped from Rockville.

The exhibit will also include a series of speakers throughout the year. [WDVM]

Zero-waste shop opens in Takoma Park

Fulfillery, a zero waste refill shop, opened in Takoma Park on Sunday.

Customers can purchase shampoos, soaps, detergents, and other products by bringing in refillable containers, reducing the need for plastic packaging.

The store promotes the zero-waste movement, which discourages the use of disposable products. [WDVM]