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Yorktown Day

 

Yorktown Day is the observance of the last battle of the Revolutionary War, or at least the surrender of the British forces for those that don't agree that it was the last battle. The festivities are held on October 19th, and include a parade, reenactments, speakers from various historical organizations, and grave markings.

 

The 2009 Yorktown Day celebration was a success this year with numerous SAR representatives from around the country as well as various organizations including SAR, DAR, C.A.R, and The Order of the Founders and Patriots. Many of these organizations are regulars at the Yorktown day celebration.

 

Members of the SAR carry the National and State Colors in the Yorktown Day Parade

Members of the SAR carry the National and State Colors in the Yorktown Day Parade

 

VASSAR Colorguard Commander and member of the Fairfax Resolves Chapter marching in the Yorktown Day Parade

VASSAR Colorguard Commander and member of the Fairfax Resolves Chapter marching in the Yorktown Day Parade

Compatriot Darrin Schmidt with the Fairfax Resolves wreath at the grave of Thomas Nelson Jr.

Compatriot Darrin Schmidt with the Fairfax Resolves wreath at the grave of Thomas Nelson Jr.

 

VASSAR Colorguard presents Colors at the Thomas Nelson, Jr. grave marking ceremony

VASSAR Colorguard presents Colors at the Thomas Nelson, Jr. grave marking ceremony

Compatriots Larry McKinley and Darrin Schmidt with two descendants of Thomas Nelson Jr.

Compatriots Larry McKinley and Darrin Schmidt with two descendants of Thomas Nelson Jr.

 

Organizations presenting wreaths and the grave of Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Participating in the grave marking ceremony (L to R): Descendant of Gov. Thomas Nelson, Jr., VASSAR State President William Simpson, SAR President General Ed Butler, C.A.R. Sr. National President Lois Schmidt, C.A.R National President Emily Faulkenstein, and V.S.C.A.R. State President Robert Borgatti

 

SAR and C.A.R. members with C.A.R. banner

SAR and C.A.R. members with C.A.R. banner

 

The ceremony included a performance of a Fife and Drum Corps

The ceremony included a performance of a Fife and Drum Corps

 

Video Download: Yorktown_Colorguard_Recession.avi (113MB)

 

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