The 241st anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Great Bridge was celebrated today in a joint SAR/DAR ceremony. President General J. Michael Tomme represented the SAR, President Ed Truslow represented the Virginia SAR and the NSDAR was represented by Virginia DAR Regent Judy Surber. Other dignitaries participating in the ceremony included SAR Foundation President Sam Powell and North Carolina SAR President Gary Green. The keynote address "The Battle of Great Bridge Seen Through the Eyes of the Virginia Gazette" was delivered by Robert Hitchings, president of the Norfolk County Historical Society.
VIP Wreath Presentations, left to right: Virginia DAR Regent Judy Surber, Great Bridge DAR Chapter Past Regent Caroline Phillips, Virginia SAR President Ed Truslow, President General Mike Tomme. Color Guard, from left to right, Lance Lyngar, SAR Foundation President Sam Powell, Chris Melhuish, Virginia SAR Color Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt.
After the ceremony, many of the participants retired to Vino Italian Bistro for a luncheon.