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2023 - More coming soon....

2023 October - 249th Commemoration of Fairfax Independent Company 

Held at the City of Fairfax's Veterans Ampitheater on Saturday, October 7, 2023, and led by the Fairfax Resolves Chapter.

Special Guest: Virginia SAR President Ernie Coggins

Attended by chapter Compatriot David Harrity.  

Members from the Fairfax Resolves, Col. James Wood II, Sgt Major John Champe, and Col. William Grayson chapters SAR were in attendance and presented wreaths along with representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge (DVF).

2023 September - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Held at the Arlington National Cemetery on September 9, 2023.

Special Guest: National SAR President General John L. Dodd and Virginia SAR President Ernie Coggins

This annual National SAR event is sponsored by the George Washington Chapter, Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution led in attendance by chapter president Rand Pixa. 

2023 September Chapter Meeting

Held at the Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia.

Special Guest: National SAR President General John L. Dodd and Virginia SAR President Ernie Coggins

Edgar Bates (GW Chapter's GWBCC Representative) presents award certificates to the Chapter from City of Alexandria's George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee (GWBCC).

2023 June - Naturalization Ceremony

Held at George Mason's Gunston Hall as part of the 247th celebration of adoption of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

Such an honor to be a part of this special moment. Candidates for citizenship take the final step on a years-long journey during Gunston Hall’s semi-annual naturalization ceremony. George Mason helped found the United States of America and paved the way for others to become citizens. Mason’s historic mansion is the perfect backdrop for this incredibly moving ceremony.

2023 May - National Memorial Day Parade (29 May 2023)

The George Washington Chapter led a contingency of members from various SAR chapters, the DAR and C.A.R. along the parade route of the nationally televised 2023 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. 

First-time participating SAR members received the Dooley-Carr-Elston Medal from the George Washington Chapter, Virginia SAR.

Video of the parade march (YouTube) @GeorgeWashington_VirginiaSAR

2023 February - Philip Fendall Memorial 

Highlights include:

George Washington Chapter President Rand Pixa led this chapter event to commemorate the patriotic services of Philip Richard FENDALL (1734-1805), held on 08 Feb 2023 at the Lee-Fendall House, Alexandria, Virginia.

Fendall served on the Committee of Correspondence, Charles County, Maryland and was a representative of Charles County at the Maryland Provincial Convention in 1775.

Video Clip of the ceremony

2023 January Chapter Meeting

Highlights include:

Guest Speaker Compatriot Dick Hamly gave a presentation on "The History of Pohick Church".

GW Chapter member Houston Smith happily awards Sheriff's Deputy Michael Spaeth with Medal for Heroism in coordination with Public Safety Awards Committee Chairman, John Blair. 

Incoming GW President Rand Pixa presents outgoing GW President Richard Rankin with the Presidential Gavel; the Meritorious Service Medal and Certificate; and the Presidential Award with pin.

George Washington Chapter Registrar Rich Sherman introduces new member Joel Scott Arthur with Chapter President Rand Pixa.

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