Please join the James Monroe Memorial Foundation for the Grand Opening of the James Monroe Birthplace House in Westmoreland County Virginia.
Call to Order – G. William Thomas, Jr., President
Invocation – W. Gregory Burkett, Assistant Chaplain
Presentation of Colors – James Monroe Chapter SAR Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance and Toast to the Flag – Shelby L. Chandler, II, Commander WCC Heroes of ’76, National Sojourners
Greetings – Congressman Rob Wittman and Delegate Margaret Ransone
Welcome – Hon. Woody Hynson, Westmoreland County
Board of Supervisors and Hon. Robin Schick, Mayor, Colonial Beach
Greetings – VASSAR President Jeff Thomas, VA DAR Vice Regent Laurie Nesbitt, V.S.C.A.R. President Sara Cox
Recognition of Docents – Bucky Doerr
Remarks about Monroe – Lee Langston-Harrison
Remarks about the Birthplace House – Sumpter Priddy III
Remarks about Monroe – Stanley F. Klos
Laying of Wreaths and Remarks
Benediction – W. Gregory Burkett, Assistant Chaplain
Closing Remarks – President G. William Thomas, Jr.
There will be tours of the birthplace house after the ceremony. While there will continue to be further improvements to the birthplace house and it’s grounds, the foundation think you will be pleased to see the finished interior of the house and preliminary furnishings.