COLONEL JAMES WOOD II CHAPTER OF THE VIRGINIA SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONDUCTED A COLOR GUARD MUSTER/WORKSHOP
On 19 March 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a Color Guard Muster/Workshop. 27 compatriots from around the State gathered to hone their color guard skills. The event was held at the Wayside Inn, the longest continuously operating Inn within the United States. Built in the 18th century, it is an ideal place for the Sons (SAR) to conduct events and meetings. The workshop began with an in depth discussion of safety led by Compatriot Brett Osborn. This included procedures involved in firing muskets, bladed weapons and being prepared for obstacles during ceremonies. The second phase conducted by compatriot Dale Corey explaining etiquette and appropriate actions when representing the Society. the group then split. Brett Osborn took 12 individuals outside for instructions on the procedures for firing muskets. They discussed proper form, commands, the loading and firing procedures. The musketmen were able to fire several rounds each to become familiar with the process. Compatriot Marc Robinson gave the remainder instruction on commands and procedures for movements during ceremonies and events. Participants were from the following chapters: Colonel James Wood II, Colonel William Grayson, Fairfax Resolves, General Daniel Morgan, Jamestown, Sgt Maj John Champe and Williamsburg. Compatriots who participated were Rick Abbott, Ken Bonner, Sean Carrigan, Paul Christensen, David Cook, Jim Cordes, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Gary Dunaway, Leamon Duncan, Kelly Ford, Chris Melhuish, Erick Moore, Paul Parish, Dennis Parmerter, John Petrie, Allan Phillips, Nathan Poe, Will Reynolds, Barry Schwoerer, Mike St Jacques, John Thomas and Richard Tyler.