7 May 2016 Leedstown, VA
Today a group of about 50 people gathered at the Hungerford-Griffin Cemetery to honor 4 Revolutionary War patriots and 3 War of 1812 Veterans. The Virginia Society and 4 Virginia SAR chapters participated in the event that was hosted by the James Monroe Chapter. The ceremony was conducted jointly with the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. James Monroe Chapter President Charles Belfield was the Master of Ceremonies and the keynote speaker was Stuart L. Butler, Councilor of the War of 1812 Society in Virginia. The Virginia SAR was represented by Newsletter Editor Bil Schwetke.
During the ceremony grave markers were unveiled at the graves of John Pratt Hungerford, Thomas Hungerford, Anne Brickett Pratt, William Kendall, Henry Hungerford, and John Washington. A musket volley was fired by a combined firing party and taps was played. Then wreaths were presented by 14 participating organizations.