pictures by Ernie Coggins, or with his camera
Today 21 members of the Virginia Society, including Virginia SAR President Ed Truslow, joined President General Mike Tomme and his wife Celia for the presentation of the SAR wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. President Truslow was also joined by his wife, Laura. Holly Lynn Schmidt was also there, and helped take the pictures. The weather was perfect, though warm, sunny and 94°. This is an annual event, hosted by the George Washington Chapter.
Front row, left to right: Will Elston, PG Mike Tomme, Mike's wife Celia, Virginia SAR president Ed Truslow, Ed's wife, Laura. Second row: Ernie Coggins (behind Will Elston), Past Virginia President Don Reynolds, GW President Greg Bodge, Virginia SAR Secretary Wayne Rouse, Tom Roth, at far right, Edgar Bates. Third Row: Ron Kirby, Paul Walden, Virginia SAR Assistant Chaplain Gene Thomas, Richard Rogers, Jay Henn, Mike Elston. Back row: Dwight Whitney, CMM President Bill Schwetke, past Virginia SAR President Larry McKinley, CJWII President Brett Osborn, Peter Davenport, Paul Chase, Virginia SAR Color Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt.