30 May 2016 Culpeper, VA
Culpeper National Cemetery was established in 1867, and today covers nearly 30 acres of land at the edge of downtown Culpeper and is the resting place of over 11,000 veterans. Each year a Memorial Day Service is held by The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, to render military honors to those interred in the previous twelve months without such honors. The Culpeper County High School Band also forms as volunteers, since the school term is over, and provides patriotic music and buglers for the ceremony. The attendance at this years ceremony easily exceeded 150 patriots including veterans of all services and all wars back to World War II.
The Virginia SAR was represented by two chapters, Col William Grayson and the Culpeper Minutemen. The SAR provided a six man Color Guard and the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter presented a wreath.