Springfield Bridgewalk

A color guard representing the past, present and future of the military leads the Springfield Bridgewalk enroute to the covenant signing August 30.

County Supervisor Jeff McKay invites the Fort Belvoir community to attend the annual Springfield BridgeWalk, Tuesday at 7 p.m. This annual, family-friendly event began years ago, after 9/11, as Springfield’s way to show support for the military, and display the strong ties it has with Fort Belvoir and its personnel. Everyone is welcome. 

At 7 p.m., at the corner of Amherst Avenue and Bland Street, people, strollers and leashed dogs can meet with local, supporting businesses. At 7:30 p.m., street lights begin to shine, police close the road and the group strolls across Veterans Bridge to American Legion Post 176.

At the Legion, there are brief remarks, a short ceremony and community covenant signing with Fort Belvoir, followed by community time and food with friends and neighbors. The covenant-signing is a way for local businesses and representatives to show their appreciation for the military community, and recommit to the ongoing partnership and support for Fort Belvoir and its personnel. Weather permitting, the whole celebration is outside, so leashed pets are welcome. 

Many businesses offer deals and giveaways to members of the military community. 

Springfield BridgeWalk

7 p.m. Tuesday

Meet at Amherst Avenue/Bland Street

Walk to American Legion Post 176