Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to SGT Charlette A. Mitchell of the Alexandria Police Department - 06 Apr 2022
Presentation of the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to SGT Charlette A. Mitchell of the Alexandria Police Department. SGT Mitchell passed away several months ago and the award was received by her daughters
Charlette A. Mitchell began her career with the Alexandria Police Department as a secretary in the Criminal Investigations Division in 1987. By 1988, she became a sworn police officer and, while working patrol, she served as both a Field Training Officer and Police General Instructor.
In 1997, Sgt. Mitchell was assigned to the Community Relations Unit. For eight years, she served as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor for elementary and middle schools She also started youths programs in the schools and the city's recreation centers. Moreover, she began The Angles Program where young girls would attend the Police Youth Camp for a week of mentoring.
Sadly, in December of 2021, Sgt. Mitchell passed away.
Lovettsville Family Grave Marking - 12 Apr 2022
The Fairfax Resolves Chapter sponsored a grave marking ceremony for multiple Patriots at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church 12942 Lutheran Church Road Lovettsville, VA
President Rankin attended and presented a wreath
Broadwater Family Grave Marking - 20 Mar 2022
The Fairfax Resolves Chapter and the Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia conducted a special grave marking ceremony at grave of Col. Charles Broadwater, and his sone Lt. Charles Guy Broadwater in a residential area of Vienna, Virginia. Col. Broadwater was a signer of the Fairfax Resolves and along with Col. George Washington was a delegate to the Virginia Convention assigned to present the Resolves to the Convention. Ernie Coggins, Richard Rankin, Paul Walden, and Tom Roth attended.
George Washington's 290th Birthday - 22 Feb 2022
Presentation of Wreath at George Washington's Tomb in honor of his 290th Birth by the George Washington Chapter, VA Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Rev - 21 Feb 2022
Kate Waller Barrett Chapter NSDAR and George Washington Chapter VA SAR Commemoration at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, VA
Rand Pixa was awarded a Certificate of Distinguished Service for his work on the Wild Apricot project, and a Bronze Roger Sherman Medal for his service as Treasurer and Master of all things Zoom
Alexandria George Washington's Birthday Parade - 21 Feb 2022
Channel 9 WUSA coverage - best seen in "Full Screen" <lower right corner>
VASSAR Annual Meeting Banquet - 12 Feb 2022
Several George Washington Chapter members were honored at the VASSAR Annual Meeting Banquet
VASSAR Meeting - 12 Feb 2022
Several George Washington Chapter members were honored at the VASSAR Annual Awards Ceremony at the Historic St. John's Church
VASSAR Youth Awards - 12 Feb 2022
Memorial Service for Patriot William Lee - 5 Feb
The VSSAR Public Education Committee conducted its annual commemoration of Black History Month by honoring Patriot William “Billy” Lee with a ceremony and wreath laying at his final resting place at the Slave Cemetery on the Mount Vernon estate.
For two decades, William Lee accompanied Washington nearly everywhere. As manservant, or valet, Lee assisted his master with myriad tasks, from delivering messages to laying out clothes to tying a silk ribbon around his hair. An excellent horseman who was described as muscular and athletic, Lee also rode in Washington’s beloved fox hunts
The Event was attended by GW Chapter members Paul Walden, Richard Rankin, Don Francisco, Tom Roth, Rand Pixa, Jack Coulter, Richard Sherman, and Rory Hoyt
February Chapter Meeting - HYBRID
This meeting was held at the Belle Haven County Club - 5 February 2022
Guest speaker was Dr. Doug Bradburn, who is the President & CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
January Chapter Meeting - HYBRID
This meeting was held at the Belle Haven County Club - 8 January 2022
Guest speaker was Bill Welsch who gave a very informative talk on "Christmas Night 1776: How Did They Cross the Delaware"
Two new members were inducted during this meeting