7 Dec 2015 Alexandria, VA
Pierre La Croix
The ceremony today was conducted by the George Washington Chapter and included significant participation by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, and students of Saint Mary's School. Past President General Joe Dooley presented greetings to the gathering and noted the significance of the honor paid to these patriots by the school children. Virginia SAR 2nd Vice President Mike Elston presented greetings from the Virginia SAR. CMM President Bill Schwetke presented a wreath on behalf of the CMM and marched with the Color Guard.
The biographies of the patriots being honored were read by students of Saint Mary's School, then the winners of the Louis Beach Memorial Scholarships read their winning essays on patriotism. The sunny skies, cool, but pleasant temperatures, and the participation of so many young patriots made this a suitable tribute to the patriots buried here.