Presentation of the flags by the Color Guard begins the program.
Great Bridge DAR Regent Donna Crisp addresses the crowd.
VASSAR President Ed Truslow
SAR President General J. Michael Tomme, Sr. speaks about the significance of the Battle of Great Bridge
Our very own Robert Hitchings was the keynote speaker for the event
Treasurer and President Elect Kenneth Hawkins presents the Norfolk Chapter SAR wreath at the Battle of Great Bridge Monument
Norfolk Chapter SAR President Maury Weeks delivers his final speech at the Battle of Great Bridge Ceremony
Mr. James Carver addresses members of C.A.R., Norfolk Chapter SAR and Ft. Nelson Chapter DAR
Mr. James Carver relates the story of the Battle of Kemps Landing to those in attendance
Yorktown Fife and Drum Corp performs at the beginning of the ceremony
Wreath bearers from various SAR and DAR Chapters assemble for the wreath presentation
President General J. Michael Tomme, Sr. awaits to be announced to speak at the ceremony
VASSAR President Ed Truslow introduces the President General
President General Tomme, Sr. speaks to the crowd in reference to the Revolutionary War contributions of Governor Nelson
President General Tomme, Sr. presents a medal award to a member of the State Color Guard
National Executive Committee Member Michael J. Elston prepares to announce the wreath presenters
VASSAR President Ed Truslow presents the Virginia SAR wreath at the grave of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr.
President General J. Michael Tomme, Sr. presents the National SAR wreath at Governor Nelson’s grave
Norfolk Chapter SAR President Maury Weeks on his way to present the chapter wreath at the gravesite
Virginia State Color Guard presents the colors at the ceremony
Norfolk Chapter SAR members gather at the conclusion of the program L to R- Compatriot Dr. John Barlow, Chapter President Maury Weeks, Chapter Secretary Edward Douglas and Past President Robert Hitchings
Overview of the various chapter wreaths in place at the gravesite at the conclusion of the event
Grave site of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr with the Norfolk Chapter SAR wreath in the background
Norfolk Chapter SAR members L to R- Immediate Past President Dr. Tom Whetstone, Secretary Edward Douglas, Chapter Secretary Edward Douglas and Past President Robert Hitchings
Norfolk Chapter President Maury Weeks with the Chapter wreath
Fifes and Drums of Yorktown play the National Anthem
Entrance of the VASSAR Color Guard led by Norfolk Chapter Compatriot Chris Melhuish (Carrying the American Flag)
Posting of the Colors
Norfolk Chapter SAR President Maury Weeks presents the Chapter wreath at the grave of Compatriot Thomas W. Sale, Jr
Norfolk Chapter SAR Secretary Edward Douglas present at the ceremony with President Weeks
President Maury Weeks presents Nelson Rosa with the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal.
President Maury Weeks presents the SAR Bronze ROTC Certificate to Nelson Rosa.
President Maury Weeks presents Compatriot Charles Hackworth with the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and certificate. Compatriot Bob Avery applauds in the background.
President Maury Weeks addresses the members of the Norfolk Chapter as they get down to business for the evening.
VASSAR President Ed Truslow and Norfolk Chapter SAR Secretary Edward Douglas at the Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Soldier
The flagged draped Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Soldier of the American Revolution
A member of Boy Scout Troop # 103 Williamsburg carries the flag to Alain C. Outlaw, the archaeologist who discovered the remains of the unknown soldier.
A member of Boy Scout Troop 103 of Williamsburg presents the flag to Mr. Alain C. Outlaw, Archaeologist
VASSAR President Ed Truslow lays a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Soldier of the American Revolution
Unveiled tomb with the iinscription on top
Attendees at the Dedication included L-R: Dr. Jim Henry, Chaplain, Williamsburg Chapter SAR, VASSAR President Ed Truslow, Mr. Fred Boelt, Williamsburg Chapter SAR and Edward Douglas, Secretary, Norfolk Chapter SAR
Past President Tom Whetstone and Secretary Edward Douglas with the Norfolk SAR Chapter wreath
The Norfolk SAR Chapter Wreath at the Monument Ceremony
VASSAR President Ed Truslow addresses the audience at the monument ceremony
Monument dedicated to the Revolutionary War Patriots buried in Blandford Cemetery
Past President Tom Whetstone introduces our Knight Essay Winner, Hannah Wheaton.
Hannah Wheaton presents her Knight Essay entitled “3/5th’s Compromise and Population-Based Electoral Districts"
President Maury Weeks presents Hannah Wheaton with her Knight Essay winner medal.
Past President Tom Whetstone and President Maury Weeks present Hannah Wheaton with her Knight Essay Certificate along with a check for $100.00 as her mother, Laurie Wheaton, looks on
President Maury Weeks introduces our guest speaker, Col. John Barlow, to the group.
Col. John Barlow spoke on \“Medicine in the 18th Century before and during the American Revolution\”.
President Maury Weeks presents our guest speaker, Col. John Barlow, with a Certificate of Appreciation along with a CD entitled \“Jefferson’s Fiddle\”.
Treasurer Ken Hawkins presents Alex Rasmussen with the Eagle Scout Award and Medal. Also present are his parents.
President Maury Weeks presents Treasurer Ken Hawkins with the Virginia Society Chapter Award
President Maury Weeks presents Compatriot Tom Grund with the Roger Sherman Award for his participation in the Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge
President Maury Weeks presents Past President Tom Whetstone with the Roger Sherman Award for his service in the Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge. Tom was the Chairman, VASSAR Battle of Great Bridge Observance Committee.
President Maury Weeks presents Compatriot Ken Hogendobler with the SAR Distinguished Service award in recognition of his many years of dedicated service as Chairman of ROTC.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Virginia Society 1st Vice President Ed Truslow
Virginia Society 1st Vice President Ed Truslow conducts the installation of the Norfolk Chapter SAR 2016 Officers. L to R : President Maury Weeks, Secretary Edward Douglas, Treasurer Ken Hawkins, Chaplain Charles Hassell, Historian Stu Whitehead and Chancellor Carter Furr