Please join the James Monroe Memorial Foundation for the 266th Birthday Celebration Ceremony at Fifth President James Monroe’s Birthplace House in Westmoreland County Virginia.

Call to Order   –    G. William Thomas, Jr., President

Invocation     –    The Reverend Ronald Olswyn White

Presentation of Colors   –    VASSAR Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance and Toast to the Flag   –    Shelby L. Chandler, II, Superintendent, James Monroe Park

Welcome  – Congressman Rob Wittman

Greetings   –  VASSAR President William Greaf

Greetings from the General Assembly – Hon. Hillary Pugh Kent

Recognition of Docents  –    Bucky Doerr

Remarks about Monroe    –    David Trebing, former Governor General, Society of Colonial Wars

Laying of Wreaths and Remarks

Benediction    –    The Reverend Ronald Olswyn White

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.