Members of the Col. James Wood II Chapter Color Guard were busy over the Memorial Day Weekend and Monday's remembrance ceremonies in a number of local communities. Dressed in full Continental military uniforms and some in militia attire, they presented the colors and stood at attention for the pledge of allegiance. The first event was in Clarke County on the 26th at 2:00 pm, at Rose Hill Park, Berryville. Monday's events started with the 11:00 am service at the National Cemetery in Winchester that was sponsored by the Red Cross Local Chapter. The event was well packed with many Vietnam veterans and family members in attendance. The second event at 1:00 pm was the Middletown Remembrance Service. At each location, the Color Guard showed the respect for those who have fallen in defense of our country will always be honored. They symbolize those that fell at Lexington and Concord all the way through to those who have died in the Middle East in defense of liberty and the right to live in freedom up to present day. Submitted by William D. Wood.
Photo 1 L-R VASSAR Color Guard Commander Paul Chase, Marc Robinson, Bill Schwetke, Dale Corey, Dave Cook, Kelly Ford, Paul Christensen, and Susan Saxton.
Photo 2 L-R Dale Corey, Eric Robinson, Marc Robinson, Brett Osborn
Photo 3 L-R Brett Osborn, Marc Robinson, William Wood, Dale Corey