10 Sep 2016 Arlington National Cemetery
On September 10th, 21 members of the Virginia Society, including Virginia SAR President Ed Truslow and his First Lady Laura, joined President General Mike Tomme and his first Lady Celia for the presentation of the SAR wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. The weather was perfect, though warm, sunny and 94°. This is an annual event, hosted by the George Washington Chapter of the Virginia Society. The CMM were represented by President Bill Schwetke, who also participated in the Color Guard.
Front row, left to right: Will Elston, President General Mike Tomme, Mike's wife Celia, Virginia SAR President Ed Truslow, Ed's wife, Laura. Second row: Ernie Coggins (behind Will Elston), Past Virginia President Don Reynolds, George Washington President Greg Bodge, Virginia SAR Secretary Wayne Rouse, Tom Roth, at far right, Edgar Bates. Third Row: Ron Kirby, Paul Walden, Virginia SAR Assistant Chaplain Gene Thomas, Richard Rogers, Jay Hen, Mike Elston. Back row: Dwight Whitney, Culpeper Minutemen President Bill Schwetke, past Virginia SAR President Larry McKinley, Col James Wood II President Brett Osborn, Peter Davenport, Paul Chase, Virginia SAR Color Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt.
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