Fairfax Resolves—Wayne’s Crossing Mayor Presentation: Compatriot David Huxsoll, Fairfax Resolves Chapter 1st Vice President presents the Good Citizenship Medal to Mayor Kelly Burk June 5 for her longstanding support of the Wayne’s Crossing commemoration.
On June 5, the Fairfax Resolves Chapter commemorated the 240th Anniversary of the Crossing of the Potomac River by General Anthony Wayne and his army at the Spirit of Loudoun Revolutionary War Memorial in Leesburg, Virginia. The movement of his 700 soldiers of the Pennsylvania Line across the Potomac and through Leesburg in June 1781 provided General Lafayette with the critical reinforcements necessary to push General Cornwallis and his army into Yorktown.
At the time of the Revolutionary War, Loudoun had the largest militia of any county in Virginia. Its 1,746 men made a significant contribution to the war effort. The militia drilled at the very courthouse grounds where this ceremony was held.
Participants included 54 compatriots from 35 different SAR, DAR and C.A.R. chapters and societies. Seventeen Color Guard members including C. Louis Raborg, National Color Guard Commander, participated in the ceremony. Featured speakers included Compatriot Don Cooper who spoke about the Spirit of Loudoun memorial. Virginia Society President Jeff Thomas providing background on the history and importance of Wayne’s Crossing and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk read a proclamation recognizing June 5, 2021, as Wayne’s Crossing Day in Leesburg. Following her proclamation, Mayor Burk was presented with the chapter’s Bronze Good Citizenship Medal for her longstanding support of the Wayne’s Crossing commemoration.
Fairfax Resolves—Wayne’s Crossing Color Guard: Members of the Color Guard gather on the steps of the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg, Virginia, following the Fairfax Resolves’ annual Wayne’s Crossing commemoration.