December 4, 2021 was a day of pageantry as the Norfolk Chapter SAR and Great Bridge Chapter DAR hosted the Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge. Norfolk Chapter Past President, Ken Hawkins, and Great Bridge Chapter Regent, Bobbie Gribble, served as master and mistress of ceremony. Along with DAR representatives and others, greetings were rendered by NSSAR President General, Davis Wright, VASSAR President, Jeff Thomas, Chesapeake Mayor, Richard West, Virginia Society CAR President, Sara Cox, and our host site Director of Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, Elizabeth Goodwin.
A moment of silence was called, and this year’s program was dedicated to Dr. John Thomas Whetstone III, a past president of the Norfolk Chapter who died suddenly on October 1st of this year.
Jon Stull, Foundation Board President, gave a memorable presentation of the Battle and reminded all in attendance of why we remember!