13 Apr 2022 Washington, DC
In celebration of Thomas Jefferson's 279th Birthday, the DC SAR hosted a ceremony at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the Tidal Basin of Washington, DC. The Virginia SAR was represented by President Bruce Meyer who was escorted by Bill Schwetke (Culpeper Minutemen Chapter) and Dale Corey (Col James Wood, II Chapter), Other participants included the Maryland SAR, the Department of the Interior, represented by the National Park Service, University of Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the General Society of the War of 1812. The DC DAR, the National Society of the C.A.R., the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Monticello Association, the Children of the American Colonies, the Hereditary order of the Families of Presidents & First Ladies of America, the Descendants of American Farmers, and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.
The program opened with the presentation of the colors by the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, with the National Anthem provided by "The President's Own U.S. Marine Band Brass Quintet". Wreaths were presented by all of the major participants.