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.