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George Washington Birthday Parade is Fitting Kick-off for George Washington Chapter’s America 250 Program
(Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday, April 5, 2023) – More than 40 members from 10 chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), including 24 members of the George Washington Chapter, Virginia SAR, proudly participated in the 2023 George Washington Birthday Celebration activities held in February. The George Washington Chapter captured the Third-Place prize in the Historical Units category, while the SAR Color Guard also took the bronze in the Honor Guards and Color Guards category.
The 2023 GW Birthday Celebration Parade in Alexandria, Virginia, served as a fitting kickoff event for the chapter’s American 250 – a multi-year celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. Our chapter’s America 250 Committee, led by compatriot Edgar Bates, will be raising awareness of the SAR as a Patriotic Organization and reenergize America’s sense of patriotism thru a series of signature events and community outreach leading up to the premier activities in 2026. Visit us at https://www.gwsar.org/america250 to learn more.
About the George Washington Chapter, Virginia SAR
This proud chapter serves the City of Alexandria, the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County and surrounding communities since 1954. We seek to recognize compatriot members, veterans, public servants, and the community in commemorating their service and that of the patriots of the American Revolution who helped form the United States through our patriotic, educational and historical programs and activities.
About the America 250 SAR Committee
The America 250 SAR Committee works at the national, state, and local levels to promote the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution and the formation of the United States. It develops educational programs, maintains a list of events, publishes articles and booklets, and publicizes the anniversary through media, education, and government contacts. The committee also helps the International Sons of the American Revolution Societies of Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom in planning their special celebrations.
Learn more at https://www.sar.org/