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Time to Open One of Reston’s Time Capsules?

by Karen Goff — July 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment

Time capsule at Hyatt Regency Reston

Fifteen years ago today, a time capsule was buried at the Hyatt Regency Reston, with instructions to leave it sealed until July 2015.

However, Dustin Imbesi, the Hyatt’s Director Sales, Marketing and Events, says the capsule won’t be opened this month, simply because there is too much happening.

The time capsule, located in a grassy spot near the hotel’s main entrance, was placed to capture “the spirit of the hotel’s past” when the Hyatt celebrated its 10th year in Reston in 2000.

Now the hotel is gearing up for its 25th anniversary, and the capsule will be opened later this year as part of that celebration, said Imbesi.

“We have a good idea of what is in there,” he said. “We decided we did not have to open it at the exact time it said on the stone. We’ve has a lot happening with the World Police & Fire Games here this month.”

Across the way in President’s Park there is another time capsule. That one — with instructions not to open until 2030 — was placed in October of 2010, as Reston Town Center marked its 20th anniversary.

  • Jan Karski

    Died July 13 2000.

    “It was easy for the Nazis to kill Jews, because they did it. The Allies considered it impossible and too costly to rescue the Jews, because they didn’t do it. The Jews were abandoned by all governments, church hierarchies and societies, but thousands of Jews survived because thousands of individuals in Poland, France, Belgium, Denmark, Holland helped to save Jews. Now, every government and church says, “We tried to help the Jews”, because they are ashamed, they want to keep their reputations. They didn’t help, because six million Jews perished, but those in the government, in the churches they survived. No one did enough.”

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