Seven compatriots and five wives gathered for our 2014 picnic. Some business was conducted, including the announcement that the Slaughter Grave Marking by the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the DAR will be on Sunday, September 18th, at 2:00pm. A good showing by our chapter would be greatly appreciated - I plan to be there in uniform. We also learned that the 3-Chapter DAR/SAR Christmas Party this year will be at the Prince Michel Winery on Saturday, December 6th, for lunch. This is a direct conflict with the Great Bridge Ceremony, a national level event for which we are the co-hosts. I strongly encourage you to attend the Great Bridge Ceremony, but if you can't attend Great Bridge I encourage you to attend the DAR/SAR Christmas Party. Also Wreaths Across America will be on Saturday, December 13th, at Culpeper National Cemetery.
It was a beautiful day at Mountain Run State Park, temperature in the low 80's, a nice breeze as you can see by the flags, and great food and fellowship. Our next chapter meeting will be the Community Awards Meeting on October 11th at Prince Michel Winery.