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COLOR GUARD SCHEDULE
HISTORY - Place your cursor over the main "Color Guard" tab to see the Color Guard history by year since 2017.
Since our State Society Annual Meeting on 09 February 2019 the Virginia SAR Color Guard has covered 36 events with 59 guardsmen participating from 14 chapters. So far 14 Guardsmen have participated in three or more national/district events to have a year qualifying for the Silver Color Guard or von Steuben Medals.
At the Annual Meeting Banquet Paul Chase assumed command of our Color Guard - we are in good hands!
Brett Osborn of the Colonel James Wood II Chapter was unanimously voted the Virginia SAR Color Guardsman of the Year for 2018
Gary Green of North Carolina, a dual member of the Virginia Society, was selected as the NSSAR Color Guardsman of the Year at Spring Leadership.
Update from 2019 Congress: At the Color Guard Breakfast at the recent Congress only one issue was raised and voted on. This was the approval of proposed Policy and Procedures. Though it was not clear what was voted on, it will probably turn out to be the version of the Policy and Procedures published in the April Color Guardsman. The motion was raised, the debate cut off, and the motion passed, with a significantly different membership than normally attends the Color Guard Committee meetings at Leadership Meetings. Though some version of the Policy and Procedures was approved by the committee, it will not be implemented until review by the Legal and Insurance and Risk Management Committees. A new subcommittee was formed to work with those two committees to make the Policy and Procedures conform to their requirements. There will likely be changes resulting from this coordination that will be voted on at Fall Leadership. Virginia is represented on this new subcommittee by Bill Schwetke.
COLOR GUARD SCHEDULE
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August 3rd, Saturday (6:15 PM) - SAR Night at the Ball Park - AAA Norfolk Tides Location: Harbor Park, Norfolk, VA Details: Those attending, including color guard members, should arrive at the front gate by 6:15 pm. The color guard will march onto the field and be recognized prior to the game, about 7:00 pm, when the National Anthem is played. The game will commence at 7:05 pm and will be followed by quite an impressive fireworks display. The Virginia Society and Norfolk Chapter will receive great publicity before many fans and we will again have a good time socially. The AAA Norfolk Tides will play the Durham Bulls and a fireworks display follows the last out. The Norfolk-VASSAR group will have a box seat area reserved. Tom Whetstone, email@example.com, needs to hear from all who plan to attend so he can purchase the game tickets. He will collect the $12 per person cost at the front gate on game day. Color Guard members with muskets and flags are requested to support. Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
August 9th -11th – Atlantic Middle States Association Conference Location: Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, 100 Continental Drive,Newark, DE Details: A District Level Event. (Counts toward SAR Silver Color Guard Medal). More information available here. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Davenport, Schwetke, Weyler, Chase
August 17th Saturday (10:00 AM) – Battle of Blue Licks Location: Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, 10299 Maysville Rd., Carlisle, KY Details: A National Level Event. Color Guard Muster at 9:15 Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
August 17th Saturday (6:05 PM) – SAR Night at the Ball Park - Richmond Flying Squirrels Location: The Diamond, Richmond, VA Details: A State Level Event.. Game is Richmond Flying Squirrels against the Harrisburg, PA Senators - Muster NLT 5:30 pm Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
August 17th - 18th Saturday - Sunday - Nansemond Indian Nation Annual Pow Wow Location: Mattanock Town, 1001 Pembroke Lane, Suffolk, VA Details: A Chapter Level Event - Nansemond Indian Patriots Chapter. We will post the colors at noon each day, in combination with the Nansemond Tribal Color Guard. We will have a booth for recruiting the remainder of each day. A great opportunity to recruit new members, every member of the Nansemond Indian Nation is a potential member of the SAR, DAR, or C.A.R. And, It's a lot of fun! Weather: Anticipated Saturday Attendees: Badamo, Schwetke Anticipated Sunday Attendees: Badamo, Schwetke
August 24th Saturday (6:05 PM) – SAR Night at the Ball Park - Potomac Nationals *****PENDING CONFIRMATION***** Location: Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, VA Details: A State Level Event. Presidential Initiative. Potomac Nationals vs Fayetteville Woodpeckers. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Duncan, Weyler, Chase, Schwoerer
September 11th (08:46 AM) Wednesday –National Day of Service and Remembrance Location: Culpeper, VA Details: Details: A National Level Event - Approved as a "Massing of the Colors" national event. Color Guards of SAR, Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Office, American Legion, VFW, and Bugles Across America will participate. Begins in front of the Culpeper Fire Station at 8:46, the time that the first plane hit the towers, and each subsequent plane impact is noted at the appropriate time in a different place. Counts as a National Event. Muster at 0815 in front of the Culpeper Fire Department, 155W Davis St, Culpeper, Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
September 13th - 14th Friday - Saturday –Virginia SAR Semi-Annual Meeting Location: Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA Details: A State Level Event. There will be a Color Guard Workshop Friday evening. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Weyler, Chase
September 14th (09:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Saturday – Vigil at George Washington's Tomb Location: Mount Vernon Details: A National Level Event. Organized by National Color Guard Commander. Muskets will be furnished onsite. Coincides with Mount Vernon Market Fair and about 50 vendors with 18 Century wares will be in the field just below the Bowling Green. This also coincides with the PG Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
September 14th (4:15 PM) Saturday – President General's Wreath Presentation at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Location: Arlington National Cemetery Details: A National Level Event. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Weyler, Chase
September 20th - 21st Friday - Saturday – NSSAR Fall Leadership & Trustees' Meeting Location: The Brown Hotel Details: A National Level Event. Indoor event. Weather: Friday: Saturday: Anticipated Attendees:
September 28th Saturday (10:00 AM) – Middletown Patriots' Pride Day Location: Middletown, VA Details: A Chapter Level Event - Colonel James Wood, II Chapter. Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
October 5th - 6th Saturday - Sunday – 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant Location: Point Pleasant, WV Details: A National Level Event. Parade, Dinner, & Dance on Saturday. Church Service & Memorial Ceremony (2:00 PM) on Sunday. Weather : Saturday Sunday Anticipated Attendees:
October 7th (11:00 AM) Monday – 239th Anniversary of King's Mountain Location: Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC Details: A National Level Event. Weather : Attendees:
October 12, 2019, Saturday, 3:30 pm - Patriot Foushee Tebbs Grave Marking Location: Tebbsdale Plantation, Old Possum Point Rd., Dumfries, VA Details: A Chapter Level Event - Col. William Grayson, POC: Curtis Robb: Curtis.firstname.lastname@example.org, Musket Volleys & Taps, From US Hwy turn east on Possum Point Rd (Rd #633) and go 1.6 miles. Turn left on private gravel road and go about 100 yards stopping at an old dirt road on left behind locked gate. Grave yard is on left in about 25 Yards. Note: Gravel road is driveway for a few houses. DO NOT BLOCK. Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
October 19th, 2019 Saturday – Yorktown Victory Day (9:15 AM) - Yorktown - Wreath Laying at Nelson's Tomb; (10:30 AM) - Yorktown Day Parade Location: Yorktown, VA Details: A National Level Event. For wreath laying muster at 8:45 for wreath laying - stakes for flags. Picture will be taken immediately following wreath laying. For parade muster as soon as the wreath laying is over at assigned muster location that will be provided that morning. Another picture, of all parade participants, will be taken just to the left of where we fall out from the parade. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Corey, Schwetke, Weyler
Any Veterans Day Color Guard Event counts as a National Level Event for Silver Color Guard or von Steuben Medal credit. Find one and participate!
November 11th (11:00 AM) Monday – Veterans' Day at Culpeper National Cemetery Location: Culpeper, VA Details: A National Level Event Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Weyler, Chase
November 11th (2:00 PM) Monday – Veterans' Day at George Washinton's Tomb Location: Mount Vernon, VA Details: A National Level Event. Enter through the Purple Heart Gate, tell them that you are there for the SAR Ceremony. Muster at 1:30 at General Washington's Tomb. Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
December 7th (11:00 AM) Saturday – 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge Location: 1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA Details: A National Level Event. Weather: Anticipated Attendees: Schwetke (Bill & Doug), Weyler
December 14th (12:00 PM) Saturday – Wreaths Across America
Any Wreaths Across American Color Guard Event counts as a National Level Event for Silver Color Guard or von Steuben Medal credit. Find one and participate!
Location: Various locations - see below Details: A National Level Event
Alexandria National Cemetery: Weather: Anticipated Anticipated Attendees:
Arlington National Cemetery: Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
Culpeper National Cemetery: Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
Dogwood Vietnam Memorial, Charlottesville, VA: Meet at the Fire Station across the street at 11:30 AM Weather: Anticipated Attendees:
COLOR GUARD WORKSHOPS - Download the files below for information on suitable Color Guard uniforms and supplies
Information from the 15 Sep 2017 & 09 Feb 2018 Color Guard Workshop. Includes how to join the Color Guard, uniform options, basic drill, weapons & safety, and medals.