Thomas Nelson Jr. Chapter Marks the Grave of Past Virginia SAR President (1992-93) Dr. Thomas Wirt Sale, Jr.
4 Jun 2016 Hampton, VA
photos by Cat Schwetke, except where noted
The Master of Ceremonies was President Bruce Meyer of the Thomas Nelson, Jr. Chapter. Family members gave detailed accounts of Compatriot Sale's life and the patriotism of his ancestor, Anthony Godwin. The family members then unveiled the marker at their father's grave. Wreaths were presented, a musket volley fired, then echo taps played by the buglers.. Afterwards their was a Thomas Nelson, Jr. Chapter meeting at the Grey Goose Restaurant.
Wreaths with presenters, left to right: Don Smith, Richard Henry Lee Chapter; Charles Belefield, James Monroe Chapter; unknown; Ken; Thomas Nelson, Jr. Chapter; Unknown group of four, C.A.R.; Maury Weeks, Norfolk Chapter; Bill Schwetke (in Color Guard), Culpeper Minutemen Chapter; Cat Schwetke, Fauquier Court House Chapter, NSDAR; unknown; unknown; unknown. photo by Candy Meyer