Participants l. to r. Marc Robinson, Bill Schwetke, Dave Cook, Mike St Jacques, Paul Christensen, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Sean Carrigan, Jim Cordes and Dale Corey (photo courtesy of Dale Corey.)
On 2 July 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter conducted a ceremony to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The event was held at the Warren Heritage Society, Front Royal, Virginia. It included presentations on the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War, the causes and buildup to the war, the signers of the document and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Dale Corey as emcee opened the meeting with Reverend Jim Simmons providing an invocation. The color guard led by Marc Robinson presented the colors and compatriot Nathan Poe led the Pledge of Allegiance. Marc Robinson gave a presentation on Who are the SAR and the 250th Anniversary of the war. He was followed by Corey who told of Great Britain asking the American colonies to pay for the French and Indian War through various taxes and the lead up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The members of the color guard then read the document prior to a wreath presentations by Chip Daniel (CJWII), Dave Cook (Germany Society), Jim Cordes (Fairfax Resolves) and Bill Schwetke (Culpeper Minutemen) to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration. A musket salute was fired by a musket squad comprised of members from Colonel James Wood II, Culpeper Minutemen and Fairfax Resolves chapters. The color guard included Sean Carrigan (CJWII), Paul Christensen (CJWII), Dave Cook (FR), Jim Cordes (FR), Chip Daniel (CJWII), Marc Robinson (CJWII), Bill Schwetke (CMM) and Mike St Jacques (CJWII).
musket squad l. to r. Jim Cordes, Dave Cook, Chip Daniel, Sean Carrigan, Mike St Jacques, Bill Schwetke, Paul Christensen and Marc Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Thomas "Chip" Daniel.)
the color guard at Present Arms. (Photo courtesy of Thomas "Chip" Daniel.)