pictures by Ernie Coggins and Cat Schwetke
19 Oct 2015 Yorktown, VA
27 SAR Compatriots marched in the Yorktown parade, led by, left to right in the front rank: National Color Guard Commander Dave Hoover, Virginia SAR President Reverdy Wright, and Virginia SAR Color Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt.
October 19th is Yorktown Day, marked by celebrations of the victory at Yorktown in 1781 and the surrender of General Cornwallis and the British Army under his command. The SAR was present in force, 32 members marched in the parade, 16 in uniform.
SAR Participants after the parade, left to right: Registrar General Russel DeVenney, Jr., unkown, Phil Williams, Bruce Meyer, Darrin Schmidt, Wayne Rouse, unknown, Kirk Sheap, Lance Lyngar, unknown, SAR Foundation President Sam Powell, unknown, past SAR President Larry McKinley, SAR President Reverdy Wright, past PG Joe Dooley, Darrin Schmidt (back row covered by unknown compatriot in front row), Bill Schwetke, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Vern Eubanks, Carl Strock, Mike Elston, Christopher Melhuish