Nominations are now open for the 2021 Alexandria Celebrates Women Awards. The organization is looking to focus on those who have worked or volunteered on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "We have been inspired for centuries by women who stepped up and led the way in Alexandria,” said organizer Pat Miller. “This past year, many women have worked and volunteered an exceptional number of hours on the front lines – delivering mail and packages, ensuring our food supply, teaching our children, caring for our health and safety, and many other efforts helping the Alexandria community battle COVID-19. We want to honor those unsung heroes.” As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Alexandria Celebrates Women will host the first Celebrate Women Awards Monday, March 29. The Women’s History Month awards ceremony will replace the Alexandria Commission for Women’s annual Salute to Women. The free online event will highlight five women through biographical videos. To nominate someone for outstanding contributions to the community during the pandemic, visit www.alexandriacelebrateswomen.com. Nominees must live or work in Alexandria and nominations close at midnight on March 15."