16 Mar 2016 Montpelier
Today over 150 people, including 14 members of the Virginia Society, SAR, gathered at the Montpelier Cemetery to pay tribute to James Madison on his 265th birthday. Colonel Allen Broughton, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Base Quantico, represented the president in presenting a wreath and greetings. The keynote speaker was Teresa Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia who highlighted the need for education in perpetuating Mr. Madison's Constitution.
Virginia SAR participants at Madison's Birthday Ceremony, left to right: Dennis Peterson, John Blair, Jerry Hubbard, Bill Schwetke, Phil Williams, Pat Kelly, Ken Morris, Mack Tilman, unknown, Chuck Poland, Dennis Fritz, and David Button. Also present, but not in the picture were Paul Chase and Mike Lyman.