photo are members of KWVA and SAR (Photo courtesy of Thomas "Chip" Daniel.)
On 4 July 2022, the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) participated in the Middletown Independence Day Parade. The parade route began at Laurel Ridge Community College going south on Main Street. They turned on 5th Street, going 1 block to Church Street. It concluded at 1st Street. There were 121 entries including the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) who invited the Colonel James Wood II Chapter to join with them in the parade. Five compatriots from the SAR marched with a group of Boy Scouts carrying the National Flag. They were followed by the KWVA and SAR members in a military truck and trailer. At the conclusion of the parade, Middletown conducted their annual 4th of July Festival at the town park.
The SAR was represented by compatriots from four chapters. As well as Colonel James Wood II, members from Culpeper Minutemen, Fairfax Resolves and George Washington Chapter were present, all of which are dual members of CJWII. Participating for the SAR were Bryan Bayliss, Sean Carrigan, Ernie Coggins (GW), Dave Cook (FR), Dale Corey, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Marshall DeHaven (KWVA member), Patrick Moore, Brett Osborn (KWVA member), John Petrie, Will Reynolds, Marc Robinson, Bill Schwetke (CMM), Doug Schwetke (CMM), Jim Simmons, Mike St Jacques and Richard Tyler.
participants from CJWII, 1st row l. to r. Patrick Moore, Mike St Jacques, Marshall DeHaven, Thomas "Chip" Daniel, Jim Simmons, Sean Carrigan and Dale Corey. 2nd row l. to r. Dave Cook, Bill Schwetke, Doug Schwetke, Will Reynolds, Marc Robinson, Richard Tyler, Ernie Coggins and Brett Osborn. (Photo courtesy of Thomas "Chip" Daniel.)
photo are SAR banner/flag carriers l. to r. John Petrie, Richard Tyler, Will Reynolds, Brian Bayliss and Thomas "Chip" Daniel. (Photo courtesy of Dale Corey)