8 Jan 2019 Culpeper, VA
This evening the Culpeper Town Council unanimously approved the Culpeper Minutemen Memorial for Yowell Meadow Park. This was the last hurdle, and now the construction will begin with the expectation that we will hold a dedication ceremony in September of this year. This was the result of a lot of hard work by Culpeper Minutemen Chapter compatriots Lon Lacey, Ben Works (who also served on the Culpeper Parks and Recreation Commission), Keith Price (who also serves on the Culpeper City Council), and members of the Culpepr Town Staff, notably Salem Bush, Jim Hoy and Charles Rapp. Also key to making this happen is a sizable contribution from the Virginia SAR Knight/Patty Fund. Culpeper Minutemen Chapter President Tom Hamill and past President Bill Schwetke (Virginia SAR 2nd VP) attended the meeting to witness the vote.
Key players who attended this evenings meeting of the Culpeper Town Council, left to right: CMM President Tom Hamill, Councilman (and compatriot) Keith Price, Culpeper Director of Planning and Community Development Charles Rapp, Culpeper Director of Public Services Jim Hoy, CMM past President Bill Schwetke. The plan for the memorial is on the monitor above them.