Virginia SAR Color Guard, commanded by Chris Melhuish, in foreground.
The annual Honor & Remember Banquet for Gold Star Families was held Sunday at the Founders Inn in Virginia Beach. This banquet honors the families of service men and women who have given their lives for our freedoms. The Virginia SAR Color Guard supports this worthy effort by presenting the colors for the National Anthem before the dinner. This year four compatriots from three Virginia Chapters participated: Chris and Will Melhuish of the Norfolk Chapter, Jeff Brown of the Thomas Nelson, Jr. Chapter, and Bill Schwetke of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter.
Color Guard participants, left to right: Chris Melhuish, commander; Jeff Brown; Will Melhuish; Bill Schwetke.