On 29 May 2022, the Colonel James Wood II chapter led a multi-chapter Color Guard for presentation and retiring of colors for the 2022 Berryville Memorial Day Celebration conducted at Rose Hill Park in Berryville, Va. The event was co-sponsored by VFW Post 9760 and American Legion Post 41. Participating for CJWII Chapter were Brett Osborn, Color Guard Commander, Marc Robinson, Will Reynolds and Richard Tyler. Dual members of CJWII Barry Schwoerer (Sgt Maj John Champe Chapter) and David Cook (Fairfax Resolves Chapter) carried muskets as honor guards. Ms. Kimberly Gregory-Lowe played bagpipes during the presentation and retirement of colors. The event was attended by approximately 200 people from Clarke County. The guest speaker was Rear Admiral Larry R. Marsh (Retired), who had a 35 year career in the US Navy. The ceremony included music provided by the Clarke County High School Band and the Clarke County High School Chamber Choir. It was truly a small-town American Memorial Day Celebration.
photo is the Color Guard l. to r. Marc Robinson, Brett Osborn, Barry Schwoerer, Will Reynolds, Richard Tyler and Dave Cook (photo courtesy of Barry Schwoerer)
Photo is Gazebo at Berryville, VA (photo courtesy Barry Schwoerer)
photo is Ms Kimberly Gregory-Lowe and Brett Osborn (photo courtesy of Marc Robinson)