In my ultimate authority and without consultation, I have made a change to the website such that all posts will now have a default featured image. Continuing the theme of autocracy, the default image for all posts will be an original B&W photo of old glory.
Having an image for every post helps with the overall fit and finish on the website but additionally, I just like having one.
Adding a featured image to a post is straightforward. In the right gutter of every post there is a Featured image section. This is the same sidebar where you choose the category of the post (Richmond, Hampton Roads, News, Events). Choose an image, uploading a new image if necessary, and publish your post as usual.
If you do not want a custom featured image then you do not need to do anything different than you are currently doing and the default image will be used.
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