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Upcoming event

June 26th Wreath Laying to Commemorate the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary

The Williamsburg SAR Chapter will conduct our annual commemoration in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary on that date in 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods and meadows of Freedom Park between units of Lord Cornwallis under the command of Colonel John Simcoe, and those of the French general, the Marquis de Lafayette, commanding American forces.

Freedom Park Map

Time: 10:00am

Location: FREEDOM PARK, 5537 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. The commemoration will be conducted outside of the Freedom Park Visitors Center.

Notes: The park entrance is at the intersection of Long Hill Road and Centerville Road. You may park at the Visitor's Center as noted on the attached map. Note that the drive from the park entrance to the Visitor's Center is all downhill for more than a 1/2 mile so be patient. It is indeed a "long hill." In the event of rain, the commemoration will be held inside the Visitor Center.

Upcoming event

July 1st Merchant's Square Independence Day Concert

Members of the Williamsburg Chapter of SAR will distribute small American Flags to the patrons who attend the July 1st concert in Merchants Square.

Time: 7:00-8:15pm

Location: Merchant's Square, Colonial Williamsburg

Event Details: Join us in the Square for an annual patriotic tradition! We will be treated to a concert of traditional favorites and modern compositions by the TRADOC Concert Band from The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command of Ft. Eustis, Virginia. The concert is free. Please bring a lawn chair.

Upcoming event

July 11th Chapter Meeting

Details of our speaker and meeting location will be included in our upcoming newsletter.

Gold Eagle Coin, 1795

Time: Social starts at 11:30am. Meeting and Luncheon are from 12:00-1:30pm.

Location: Fort Magruder Inn, 6945 Pocahontas Trail (Tr. 60 East), Williamsburg, VA

Latest News

Color Guard Service Medals Awarded

Members of the Williamsburg Chapter SAR Color Guard were awarded service medals at the chapter’s March 2015 luncheon. The medals were funded by a memorial contribution from Mrs. Betty Rowland in memory of her late husband, Chester Rowland, who was a member of the chapter. Mrs. Rowland was an also honored as a special guest at the luncheon.

2015 Color Guard

Pictured left to right above are Color Guard members R Warren Deal, Jim Henry, Bob Schmidt, Tom Morr, and Norm Fuss.

Latest News

SAR Commonwealth Certificate Awarded

Mitchell Reiss with Don Swain

Mitchell B. Reiss and Colonial Williamsburg were presented with the SAR Commonwealth Certificate by the Williamsburg Chapter of SAR President, Don Swain, for Colonial Williamsburg’s valued assistance with Sons of the American Revolution ceremonies at Colonial Williamsburg, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. Previously Mr. Reiss was President of Washington College a former professor at William & Mary, and envoy to Northern Ireland, with diplomatic rank of Ambassador.