Pictured L to R: Norm Fuss in Continental uniform as commander of the color guard, Tom Morr in militia uniform with the National colors, Dave Westenberger as a Continental Marine with the Chapter’s colors, and John Lynch II as a militiaman.
Men and women of local patriotic organizations, the Williamsburg Chapter SAR, the Williamsburg Chapter DAR, and the Gov. Thomas Nelson Jr. SAR participated in an official commemoration of our national Memorial Day in a ceremony of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on May 31, 2021. The organizations presented wreaths at the Governor’s Palace. The first wreath was by Roger Cross, Williamsburg Chapter SAR president, to the memory of veterans interred in the Palace Garden whose lives were lost in our War for Independence. The second was by Kim Defibaugh, Williamsburg Chapter DAR regent, to veterans whose lives were lost in the defense of their country. The third was by Gary Hodges, Gov. Thomas Nelson Jr. Chapter SAR president, to the memory of all who have stood with and died alongside American troops in defense of liberty. Pictured, L to R, are Cross, Defibaugh, and Hodges.
A color guard was provided by by the Williamsburg Chapter SAR. Members of the Williamsburg Chapter SAR attended the ceremony and many gathered for a photo in front of the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart