Sons of the American Revolution

Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Virginia Society




Calendar




Date Event Location Comments
13 Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am City Tavern, 9550 Center St., Manassas, VA Speaker: Col. George Dimon (Ret), “When the Cold War Turned Hot:The 1962 Blockade of Berlin", Officers Installed
8-10 Feb 2018 VASSAR Annual Meeting Omni Hotel Richmond, VA
18 Feb 2018 Crossing of the Dan South Boston, VA Click for Details:
Crossing of the Dan
19 Feb 2018 Annual George Washington Birthday Parade Old Town Alexandria Click for Details:
George Washington Parade
19 Feb 2018 Wreath Placement - Tomb of Unknown Revolutionary Soldier Old Presbyterian Meeting House Alexandria, VA
24 Feb 2018 Commemoration of Leedstown Resolves Stafford Hall Stafford, VA
3 Mar 2018 Virginia History Day - Judges Needed Mount Vernon High School - 0800-1500 hrs. Alexandria, VA
10 Mar 2018 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am City Tavern, 9550 Center St., Manassas, VA Speaker: TBD
16 Mar 2018 Wreath Placement Commemoration of birthday of President James Madison Montpelier, Orange, VA
17 Mar 2018 Patrick Henry Commemoration Historic St.John's Church Richmond, VA
8 Apr 2018 C.A.R. Grave Marking Tomb Wm & Spence Grayson Woodbridge, VA
5 Apr 2018 7:05PM Virginia SAR Presents Colors Potomac Nationals Ballpark, Pfitzner Stadium 7 County Complex, Woodbridge VA 22192 This event is coordinated by CWG Chapter
12 Apr 2018 Commemoration of Halifax Resolves Halifax, NC
13 Apr 2018 Thomas Jefferson Birthday Jefferson Memorial and at Monticello
21 Apr 2018 10:30 am Celebration at President James Monroe birthplace 4460 James Monroe Hwy Andrew Monahan presented the Chapter wreath at the James Monroe Birthplace ceremony at Colonial Beach, Va. Chapter mmembers included Mike Weyler, Jim Logan and dual member Ken Morris
25 Apr 2018 Award Presentations Bishop O'Connell Catholic High School Thad Hartman presented Mary Lou Wetzel of Bishop O’Connell Catholic High School the VASSAR Chapter Service Medal. Thad also presented the Essay Contest non-winning contestants Aarifah Ullah and Cristiano Comecelli with Certificates of Appreciation
26 Apr 2018 Presentations Our Lady of Hope Catholic High School Dave Button observed and assisted in a Flag History presentation at Our Lady of Hope Catholic School in Sterling/Ashburn, VA
28 Apr 2018 11:00 am Celebration at President James Monroe tomb Hollywood Cemetery 512 S. Cherry St, Richmond, VA. Dave Button presented a wreath on behalf of the chapter at the tomb of President James Monroe
30 Apr 2018 Award Presentations Battlefield High School John Calloway presented an Outstanding Cadet award to Cadet Richardson JROTC Student at Battlefield High School
01 May 2018 Award Presentations Freedom High School John Calloway presented an Outstanding Cadet award to Senior Airman Jesse Bruce at Freedom High School
03 May 2018 Award Presentations Osburn Park High School John Callaway presented Outstanding Cadet award to PO2 Christopher Helwig at Osbourn Park High School
03 May 2018 Presentations Little Rocky Run Mike Taimi, in Continental Sailor uniform, presented a Flag Certificate to the HOA of Little Rocky Run. An article on the event appeared in the Little Rocky Run HOA Newsletter for June 2018, pg 7
05-06 May 2018 Revolutionary War Weekend Mt Vernon Multi-Chapter meeting at Grave’s Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA: CWG Chapter members attending were Mike Taimi (Continental sailor Uniform), Paul Chase (Continental Army uniform), Leamon Duncan, Mike Weyler, George Ax, Mark Almquist, Curtis Robb, John Epperly, Thad Hartman, Barrett Swink, and Gary Roseman. Mike Taimi, assisted by Mike Weyler was Master of Ceremonies
08 May 2018 Briefing Bull Run Paul Chase, in Continental uniform, briefed Bull Run Rotary
09 May 2018 Presentation Quantico High School John Callaway presented the Outstanding Cadet award to Gunnery Sergeant Owen Carlton at Quantico High School
10 May 2018 Award Presentation Potomac/Woodbridge High Schools John Callaway presented the Outstanding Cadet award to Lt Jared Blanchard at Potomac High School and to Cadet Groggman at Woodbridge High School.
11 May 2018 Award Presentation Hylton High School George Ax presented the Outstanding Cadet award to Liam Nash at Hylton High School
12 May 2018 Dumfries Charter Day 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Merchant Park, Dumfries VA Paul Chase in Continental uniform played the part of the 3rd VA Regiment Commander stationed in the museum upper floor. Leamon Duncan and Barry Schwoerer in militia uniform setup a table and displayed a musket, tools to make the musket operate, and equipment carried by a typical soldier. Jacob Schwoerer in militia uniform used a toy musket to recruit and train youngsters in basic order of arms and musket operations. Sean Schwoerer handed out brochures and talked to visitors. We were joined by CAR CWG Chapter Senior President Elizabeth Bays, DAR members Tammy and Paula Schwoerer, in period dress; and sisters Arianna, Sophia, Gracelynn Schwoerer in period dress. The girls participated in Colonial games and sports on the park grounds.
12 May 2018 Grave Marking Alexandria, VA Paul Chase in Continental Uniform participated in the grave marking of four patriot graves.
12 May 2018 Presentation Martin's Station Mike Weyler presented a wreath for the chapter at Martin’s Station.
14 May 2018 Award Presentation Rippon Middle School Barry Schwoerer, in militia uniform, presented a SAR Bronze good citizenship medal to Tom Warzywak for his work with students to enhance patriotism and history of the Revolution. The presentation was at Rippon Middle School in front of his teacher peers.
15 May 2018 Award Presentation Stonewall Jackson High School John Callaway presented the JROTC medal to Cadet Moran at Stonewall Jackson High School.
15 May 2018 Colors Presentation Court of Honor Barry Schwoerer and Leamon Duncan in Militia Uniform and Paul Chase in Continental uniform presented colors at Scout troop 577 Court of Honor. Compatriot Aaron Bills, scout master, presided over the ceremony. Barry and Paul presented Eagle Scout recognition patches and certificates to 10 new Eagle Scouts
16 May 2018 Award Presentation Gar-Field High School Compatriot Barry Schwoerer assisted by John Callaway presented the SAR Bronze Outstanding JROTC Cadet Certificate and Medal to Cadet 1stSgt Mason Kowalski of Gar-Field High School
17 May 2018 Award Presentation American Military High School John Callaway Coordinated with the head of the JROTC program at American Military High School, Puerto Rico to present the JROTC medal to Cadet Mercato
19 May 2018 Flag certificate presentation to VFW Post 1503, 2:30 pm 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City, VA Leamon Duncan in Militia uniform, and Dave Button presented a Flag Certificate to the VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, VA. On 31 May An article on the events was run in “What’s up Prince William”
19 May 2018 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Washington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD
22 May 2018 Award Presentation Antilles Military Academy Antilles Military Academy JRTOC, on behalf of CWG Chapter and John Callaway, presented Outstanding Cadet award to 1LT Tristan Garcia Romero at Antilles Military Academy, Puerto Rico.
24 May 2018 Award Presentation Fairfax County Bill Collier presented the SAR EMS Medal and certificate to Technician Paul Serzan of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Mr. Serzan is a new member SAR applicant.
24 May 2018 Award Selection Heather Moser selected as the 1st recipient of the Paul Chase Scholarship. Presentation of a check for $1000 and a certificate pending.
28 May 2018 Wreath Laying Culpeper National Cemetery Mike Taimi (Continental Navy Uniform) and Paul Chase (Continental Army Uniform) participated in the Culpeper Memorial Day Observance and presentation of wreaths at Culpeper National Cemetery.
29 May 2018 Award Presentation Forest Park High School John Callaway presented the JROTC medal to Cadet Najarro.
02 Jun 2018 Wreath Laying Leesburg VA Paul Chase, Continental Army uniform, represented the chapter and presented the chapter wreath at the commemoration of Wayne’s Crossing.
03 Jun 2018 Grave Marking Winchester, VA Paul Chase in Continental Army uniform, participated in the grave marking of Patriot Jacob Sperry, a member of Daniel Morgan’s rifle corps. The marking was at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
08 Jun 2018 Award Presentation All Saints Catholic School Barry Schwoerer, militia uniform, presented the SAR Good Citizenship Bronze medal and certificate to Daniel Coleman for outstanding citizenship and academic achievement. Daniel graduated from 8th grade at All Saints Catholic School.
09 Jun 2018 Wreath Laying Gunston Hall Steven Powers and his four compatriot sons, Christian, Erik, Henry and Otto represented the chapter at Declaration Day at Gunston Hall. Steven Powers presented the Chapter wreath at the tomb of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
10 Jun 2018 Presentation of Colors James Wood High School Paul Chase, Continental Army uniform, participated with the Colonel James Wood Chapter in presentation of colors at the 2018 James Wood High School graduation in Winchester, VA.
14 Jun 2018 Color Guard Presentation of Colors Paul Chase, in Continental Uniform, participated in Color Guard for Presentation of Colors at the baseball game between the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Portland Sea Dogs.
14 Jun 2018 Flag Day
19 Jun 2018 Award Presentation All Saints Catholic Church Barry Schwoerer, in militia uniform, presented 1st (Eliza Rhodes), 2nd (Mary Collins) and 3rd (Mehek Jamil) awards to students at All Saints Catholic Church for the Brochure Contest. He also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Ms. Devon Bell, teacher for supporting the contest.
04 Jul 2018 March to George Washington's Tomb Commemoration Mt. Vernon, VA
07-08 Jul 2018 Living History historical tea, Colonial games and costumes Weems-Botts Museum Dumfries, VA
12-14 Jul 2018 128th Annual SAR Congress Houston TX
10-11 Aug 2018 Atlantic Middle States Association Newport News, VA
3 Sep 2018 Labor Day
8 Sep 2018 Wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier by NSSAR President General Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
11 Sep 2018 9/11 Observance Various Locations
14-15 Sep 2018 VASSAR Semi-Annual Meeting Charlottesville, VA
05-06 Oct 2018 Point Pleasant Battle Days Celebration Point Pleasant, WV
06 Oct 2018 Battle Of Kings Mountain Kings Mountain, NC
8 Oct 2018 Columbus Day
13 Oct 2018 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD
19 Oct 2018 Yorktown Day Yorktown, VA
11 Nov 2018 Veterans Day
12 Nov 2018 Great Manassas Veterans Parade Manassas, VA
12 Nov 2018 Place flags on graves of Rev War Patriots in Prince William County Throughout County
17 Nov 2018 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
22 Nov 2018 Thanksgiving Day
TBD Dec 2018 Sgt Mac Wreath laying Quantico National Cemetery
25 Dec 2018 Christmas Day
12 Jan 2019 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
09 Mar 2019 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
18 May 2019 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
12 Oct 2019 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
16 Nov 2019 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Giuseppe's, 15120 Wanshington St., Haymarket, VA Speaker: TBD, Officer Elections
Completed Activities ---------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------
7 Jan 2017 Chapter Meeting, 10:30 am Piedmont Club, Haymarket, VA Speaker:Mike Elston, VASSAR President-Elect: Officers Installed.
17 Jan 2017 Battle of Cowpens Sparanberg, SC
29 Jan 2017 Henry "Lighthouse Harry" Lee Birthday Lee Chapel, Lexington, VA Campus of Washington & Lee University
10-12 Feb 2017 Annual VASSAR Meeting Omni Hotel, Richmond, VA
17-18 Feb 2017 Crossing the Dan South Boston, VA
20 Feb 2017 George Washington Parade, Wreath at Unknown Soldier Alexandria, VA
25 Feb 2017 Leedstown Resolves, 11:00 am Stratford Hall Council House Stratford, VA
2-4 Mar 2017 NSSAR Leadership Meeting Louisville, KY
4 Mar 2017 Virginia History Day, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Mt. Vernon High School
11 Mar 2017 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA Speaker: Richard Potter, Remembrance of Colonel William Grayson
11 Mar 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Manassas, VA
12 Mar 2017 Col. William Grayson Death Observance Tomb at 2336 West Longview Drive Woodbridge, VA
16 Mar 2017 James Madison Birthday, Weath 10:00 am Montpelier, VA
18 Mar 2017 Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Wreath Greensboro, NC
1 Apr 2017 Dedication Day - Virginia Yorktown, VA http://www.historyisfun.org/virginia-vacation-getaways/virginia-invitation-event/
13 Apr 2017 Thomas Jefferson 274th Birthday Celebration - Monticello Charolettesville, VA
15 Apr 2017 Annual Graves’ Mountain Lodge Multi-Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Graves’ Mountain Lodge, www.gravesmountain.com
29 Apr 2017 James Monroe Birthday Colonial Beach, VA VASSAR Presidential Initative
28 Apr 2017 James Monroe Wreath Ceremony Hollywood Cemetery monroefoundation.org
29 Apr 2017 Dedication of Restored Tombstone of William Broadus Harpers Ferry, WV
5 May 2017 CDR Robert Covey Full Honors Burial, 1:00 pm Arlington National Cemetery Chapter Member
12-13 May 2017 Raid on Martin Station, 9:30 am Wilderness State Park Ewing, VA
13 May 2017 Chapter Meeting, 5:00-8:00 pm Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA 10th Chartering Anniversary
14 May 2017 Fort Loudoun Day, 10:00 am Winchester, VA
20 May 2017 Nokesville Day - Booth Tentative
29 May 2017 Patrick Henry Birthday Red Hill Patrick Henry National Monument Brookneal, VA
30 May 2017 Memorial Day Parade Washington, DC
10 Jun 2017 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA Speaker: John Maas, George Washington's Virginia
10 Jun 2017 George Mason Celebration, Virginia Declaration of Rights Gunston Hall Office: 703-550-9220
11 Jun 2017 Culpeper Minuteman Park Celebration Culpeper, VA
14 Jun 2017 Flag Day
14 Jun 2017 U.S. Army Birthday June 1775
17 Jun 2017 Dedication of plaque for 48 Fairfax County Patriots Fairfax County Old Courthouse Square
22 Jun 2017 Grave Marking of James Campbell Old Methodist Cemetery, 11:00 am Wilkes Street - Alexandria, VA
4 Jul 2017 Independence Day
4 Jul 2017 March to George Washington's Tomb Commemoration Mt. Vernon, VA
6 Jul 2017 Birthday of General Daniel Morgan Mt. Hebron Cemetery Winchester, VA
7-13 Jul 2017 NSSAR 127th Annual Congress Knoxville, Tennessee
29 Jul 2017 Pohick Church, 1:00 pm 9301 Richmond Hwy(US Route 1),Lorton, VA VASSAR Presidential Initiative
4 Sep 2017 Labor Day
9 Sep 2017 Battle of the Capes, 11:00 am Adm De Grasse Statue at Ft Story, VA Virginia Baech, VA
15 Sep 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day
15-17 Sep 2017 VASSAR Semi-Annual Meeting Marriot City Center Hotel Newport News, VA
16 Sep 2017 Dedication of Marker for "unmarked British Graves" Yorktown, VA VASSAR Presidential Initiative
17 Sep 2017 Haymarket Day - Booth Tenative
18 Sep 2017 U.S. Air Force Birthday Established 1947
7 Oct 2017 Battle of Kings Mountain Kings Mountain State Park, SC
8 Oct 2017 Clifton Day - Booth
9 Oct 2017 Columbus Day
6-8 Oct 2017 Battle of Point Pleasant Tu-Endie-Wei State Park Point Pleasant, WV
13 Oct 2017 U.S. Navy Birthday Established 1775
14 Oct 2017 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA Speaker: Compatriot Paul Chase,“The American Revolution: A Compendium of Terns and Topics”
19 Oct 2017 Yorktown Victory Day, Wreath Laying Yorktown, VA At Gov. Nelson Grave at Grace Episcopal Church
1 Nov 2017 Valley Forge Commemoration
4 Nov 2017 Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade, 11:00am http://vetpar.org/
10 Nov 2017 U.S.Marine Corps Birthday Established 1775
11 Nov 2017 Veterans Day
18 Nov 2017 Chapter Meeting, 11:00 am Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA Officer Elections; Speaker:Lindsey Morrison, Preserving and interpreting Revolutionary War Battlefields.
23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Day
3 Dec 2017 Battle of Great Bridge, 11:00 am Great Bridge Battlefield Park Chesapeake, VA
16 Dec 2017 Wreaths Across America
25 Dec 2017 Christmas Day