8 Jun 2019 Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA
The Col James Wood II Chapter marked the grave of Private John Schultz today. John Schultz was a member of the Dutch Mess in Morgan's Rifle Company in the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War. CMM Color Guard Commander Michael Wilson presented the CMM wreath and past CMM President Bill Schwetke presented the Virginia SAR wreath. Both Michael and Bill participated in the Color Guard.
8 Jun 2019 Winchester, VA
About 75 Veterans with escorts were sent off to DC from Shenandoah University early this morning. The Col James Wood II Color Guard presented the colors for the Send Off Ceremony. CMM past President Bill Schwetke participated in the Color Guard.
1 Jun 2019 Leesburg, VA
This Saturday the Fairfax Resolves Chapter led a ceremony to mark the 238th Anniversary of General Wayne's crossing of the Potomac to join the campaign in Virginia that led to Yorktown. 1st Vice President Charles Jameson and Color Guard Commander Michael Dennis represented the CMM. Charles Jameson presented the chapter wreath and both compatriots marched with the Color Guard.
1 Jun 2019 Portsmouth, VA
CMM President Tom Hamill led the six CMM Compatriots who participated in the marking of five Revolutionary War Patriots' graves in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth. This was a Virginia SAR Presidential Initiative. President Hamill presented the chapter wreath and marched with the Color Guard. Bill and Doug Schwetke also marched with the Color Guard. Also participating were Mike Lyman, Aaron Hamill, and dual member Jeff Thomas. Every CMM compatriot presented a wreath for various chapters and organizations.
The graves of the following patriots were marked:
1 Jun 2019 Portsmouth, VA
CMM President Tom Hamill led the six CMM Compatriots who participated in the marking of eleven Revolutionary War Patriots' graves in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery in Portsmouth. This was a Virginia SAR Presidential Initiative and a joint dedication with the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which marked fourteen graves. President Hamill presented the chapter wreath and marched with the Color Guard. Bill and Doug Schwetke also marched with the Color Guard. Also participating were Mike Lyman, Aaron Hamill, and dual member Jeff Thomas. Every CMM compatriot presented a wreath for various chapters and organizations.
The Graves of the Following Revolutionary Patriots were marked:
Isaac Luke, Sr.
27 May 2019 Culpeper, VA
The SAR contingent at the Memorial Day Service at Culpeper National Cemetery was lead by CMM 1st VP Charles Jameson. Charles and CMM Color Guard Commander Michael Dennis both participated in the Color Guard.
25 May 2019 Lancaster, SC
Five CMM compatriots and two wives made the trip to South Carolina to mark the Battle of Waxhaws. President Tom Hamill led our delegation and presented the chapter wreath. Also participating were Arron Hamill, Bill Schwetke, and dual members Jeff Thomas, Justin Thomas, and Dan Woodruff (who became a dual member at Waxhaws. All ove the above, except Aaron Hamill, participated in the Color Guard.
Virginia SAR President Peter Davenport addressed the gathering and spread the Virginia Soil, that had been gathered and blessed at Graves' Mountain, on the mass grave of Virginia soldiers.
Seventeen members and guest attended the May Chapter Meeting at McMahon's Irish Restaurant this Saturday. The guests included three members of the DAR. The featured speaker was Lucas Allamon, House Supervisor at Montpelier. His talk was on the "Ratification of the US Constitution.
CMM President Tom Hamill presented Mr. Allamon with a Certificate of Appreciation and a check for the support of Montpelier.
Michael Moore was inducted as out newest member. Michael's mother, Paula Moore, is a member of the Fauquier Court House Chapter, DAR, and she is also credited with a referral for bringing her son into the SAR.
19 May 2019 Washington, VA
In the Historic Town Hall of Washington, VA, CMM 1st Vice President Charles Jameson presented his talk on the Forgotten Patriots of the American Revolution, to the Rappahannock Historical Society with eighteen people present, including members of our chapter (Michael Dennis and Bill Schwetke) and the Col James Wood II Chapter (President Dale Corey). His talk is on the African-American and Native American patriots of our Revolution, who have been so often neglected, though their contributions have been significant.
This was a beautiful venue for this great talk. The Washington Town Hall was originally built as a Presbyterian Church, once served as the Town Library, and now serves as the Town Hall. The Rappahannock Historical Society was very receptive to Vice President Jameson's talk, and is now looking forward to ways to work with the CMM and the SAR.
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