Charlotte Ross, 87, is the longest-serving crossing guard in Alexandra. For nearly 50 years, she has helped little feet safely traverse the street.
Sept. 20, 2012 Crossing guard Charlotte Ross, 87, stops traffic for pedestrians at the corner of Polk Avenue and North Pegram Street in Alexandria. Ross has been a crossing guard on this corner near James K. Polk Elementary for 48 years. Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post Buy Photo