We have a few very important events in the beginning of December and then SAR things appropriately taper off so that we can spend Christmas with our families. I hope this Christmas brings much joy to you and yours.
The important things in early December are the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge, Wreaths Across America, and our SAR/DAR Christmas Party. I strongly encourage you to attend them all.
The ceremony at Great Bridge starts at 11:00am on Saturday, 5 December. It is about a 3:15 drive from Culpeper, so it fits comfortably into a day trip. This is a national level SAR event and our chapter is a co-host.
The next event is Wreaths Across America on Saturday, 12 Dec, at 12:00pm (10:30 to help set our wreaths) We will be at the old section of Culpeper National Cemetery.
The last event is the SAR/DAR Christmas Party on Sunday, 13 Dec, at 3:00pm at the Inn at Kelly's Ford. Please RSVP by 7 Dec to Jeanetteirby@gmail.com. 18th Century attire is encouraged - if you need help with that contact myself or Lon Lacey as we have some spare uniform parts. We will pass out several medals to our friends in the DAR who have helped us with recruiting. We will also give Genealogist General John Sinks an oak leaf cluster to his Culpeper Minutemen Gold Medal.
As a bonus event we are joining a Culpeper County High School Assembly on Friday morning, 18 Dec, 08:30am, to present a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to the Band Director, Duane Clore. Mr. Clore and the band support many patriotic events, including our September ceremony in Yowell Meadow Park. They are at Culpeper National Cemetery for every Veterans' Day and Memorial Day.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope to see you at the above events to express that in person.
Bill Schwetke, President