In recognition of Independence Day, on July 3, Paul Walden, Chapter Flag Chairman, presented the SAR Flag Certificate to four business in the Groveton area of Alexandria: Chris Piscitilli, representing the Mount Comfort Cemetery on Kings Highway, was presented with a certificate. The interesting fact about this cemetery is that until recently, it had one a replica of the Houdon statue of George Washington that stands in the Virginia State House. However, the statue has been returned to the Masonic Temple in Alexandria. Assistant Manager Annisa, for the Boston Market Restaurant on Richmond Highway, received the second certificate. Cyprus Air and Heating Company, also on Richmond Highway, has perhaps the largest United States Flag flying in front of their building. Ted Kennedy received the certificate on behalf of that firm. Finally, a certificate was presented to Jan Kelly, Assistant Manager for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 758, also on Richmond Highway. These four business have prominent locations on major commuter routes in Alexandria and their proud display of the United States Flag inspires many citizens on their daily commute. Submitted by Paul Walden.
Tabitha (Tab) Broyles and Rachel Moore’s topic was the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) Teacher Institute. This is the 30th Anniversary of the Institute and since 1990 it has welcomed 9,300 teachers from 120 school districts to Colonial Williamsburg for training in the teaching of American History. The Institute experience provides teachers with many approaches including innovative, engaging strategies to bring history to life in the classroom. The excitement, inspiration and techniques are brought back to their schools and classrooms.
The Williamsburg Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution has provided scholarships to teachers to enable attendance at the Institute - Rachel Moore in 2018 and Amy Yaugo in 2019.
Pictured (left) Rachel Moore and (right) Tab Broyles of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute are presented with Certificates of Appreciation by (center) Jay Smith, Vice President of the Williamsburg Chapter.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart