Saturday, Fairfax County celebrated it's 275th Birthday. Festivities centered around the Old Courthouse, including various amusements, re-enactors, and ceremonies. The George Washington Chapter organized SAR participation and had a booth educating the public about the SAR and a ceremony to dedicate a plaque honoring 47 Fairfax Citizens, who died in the cause of liberty during the Revolutionary War.
George Washington Chapter President Paul Walden was the Master of Ceremonies and 3rd Vice President Bill Schwetke represented the Virginia SAR. Distinguished guests included Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, Sharon Bulova, Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and Fairfax Mayor David L. Meyer. Re-enactors in Hessian, English, and Scottish uniforms provided a colorful backdrop to the Plaque Dedication Ceremony.
Wreaths were presented by the Virginia SAR, George Washington Chapter, Colonel WIlliam Grayson Chapter, Fairfax Resolves Chapter, and Culpeper Minutemen Chapter, as well as the local County and City Governments, the Fairfax County Chapter, NSDAR, and Fauquier Court House Chapter, NSDAR.