Out and About with the Williamsburg Chapter

 

  • Williamsburg Chapter members attended the 2017 Virginia DAR District II Meeting
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Ferry Farm — The awesome Silent Auction Committee — all in pink!
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Ferry Farm — Beautiful items donated for the auction
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Ferry Farm — High bidding on the Palace and Poppies
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Ferry Farm  — These ladies are hoping to win!
    These ladies are hoping to win!
  • Silent auction to benefit Ferry Farm
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Ferry Farm — The chapter regent visits Ferry Farm, George Washington's boyhood home.
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown Settlement — Williamsburg Chapter co-sponsors a Youth Certificate of Citizenship Ceremony for 50 youths from 26 countries.
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown — Chairman of the Youth Certificate of Citizenship with Chapter Regent
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown — New citizens pinned their current Virginia locations to the map.
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown — New youth citizens pinned their country of birth to a world map.
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown — Organizing the "Goody Bags"' in the Hospitality Room
  • Youth Certificate of Citizenship, Jamestown — The procession to the Robins Foundation Theater, led by the Jamestown Settlement Honor Guard
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — The Awards Luncheon
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — Receiving the Best Chaplain Award from the State Chaplain
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — State Treasurer, Librarian, and Historian
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — Ready for the Memorial Service in our fascinators
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — The beautiful Pages with State Regent Virginia Sebastian Storage
  • Virginia DAR State Conference — An Evening at the Virginia DAR State Conference
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — Chapter members joined with Colonial Williamsburg and the SAR to march from the Governor’s Palace to Bruton Parish, then on to the French cemetery to honor those who served and gave their lives for our country.
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — A procession was led by the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums.
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — A procession with Fife and Drum kicked off the holiday followed by the firing off of volleys to honor soldiers of the American Revolution who are interred nearby.
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — The regent placed a wreath at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — Following the wreath presentation at the French Cemetery , the militia offered three salutes, the cannon was fired, the Fifes and Drums played a hymn, and a bugler played Taps.
  • Memorial Day at Colonial Williamsburg — The Governor's Palace Gate
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — An Evening at Congress
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — The Virginia Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — The Virginia Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — National Defense Night
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — An Evening at Congress
  • NSDAR Continental Congress — President General Lynn Forney Young
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — The welcoming committee with special nametags for new and prospective members!
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — Dessert table in the dining room. The flowers were spectacular and the desserts divine.
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — A time to meet new and prospective members.
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — A time to become better acquainted.
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — And a time for good friends.
  • Friendship Tea & Junior Shop — Stunning hats
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — DAR members passed out programs, American Flags, and Flag lapel pins, and assisted with seating. The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums played before the procession.  Following the ceremony, folders were presented to each new citizen containing a congratulatory letter from the President of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the regent of the Williamsburg DAR Chapter.  Also included were DAR brochures for the American’s Creed, the Star-Spangled Banner, George Mason and the Bill of Rights, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the Unite States of America.
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — Candidates introduce themselves and state their country of origin.
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — The Oath of Allegiance is administered by the Magistrate Judge.
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — We work closely with the USCIS.
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — We greet 100 new citizens at the June Naturalization outside the Colonial Capital.
  • June & December Naturalization Ceremonies — We have co-sponsored the December naturalization ceremony for 39 years. Twenty-nine citizen candidates from all over the world gathered in the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol building this December to become American citizens.
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — Our sign directing traffic to the graveyard.
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — Our chapter, accompanied by the George Wythe Society, C.A.R., and many SAR gentlemen and their wives, gathered in the graveyard at Berkeley Plantation where we gave tribute with a wreath laying to Benjamin Harrison V.
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — Tombstone of Col. Benjamin Harrison, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Continental Congress, and Federal Constitutional Convention, three-time Governor of Virgnia, and father and great-grandfather of two Presidents of the United States
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — Outstanding speakers and dignitaries attend this ceremony.
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — The Forge Brass plays Taps, significant in that the first time an Army bugle call “Taps” played was July 1862. It was written at Harrison’s Landing, the plantation’s old wharf.
  • Fourth of July at Berkeley Plantation — Chapter members at Berkeley
  • 911 First Responders — Homebaked goods delivered to First Responders on 9/11
  • 911 First Responders
  • 911 First Responders
  • 911 First Responders
  • 911 First Responders
  • 911 First Responders — York County Fire House
  • Commemorative Partners & Constitution Week — Department of Defense recognizes the Williamsburg Chapters as a Commemorative Partner
  • Commemorative Partners & Constitution Week — Twenty–two chapter members volunteered to serve when “The Wall that Heals” came to Williamsburg.
  • Commemorative Partners & Constitution Week — We served by greeting visitors to the exhibit and answering questions. It was a rare opportunity to honor these veterans and remember their sacrifices.
  • Commemorative Partners & Constitution Week — Chapter members ring bells at Bruton Parish on Constitution Day.
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day — The chapter presented this award to William M. Kelso, PhD for his remarkable discovery of the original Jamestown fort of 1607 dispelling the long-held belief that the fort was lost to the James River.
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day — The chapter historian unveils the medal, and Dr. Kelso takes a peek!
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day — Executive Board of the Williamsburg Chapter
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day — Dignitaries from the Virginia DAR joined in the celebration.
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day  — Speakers Bana Caskey, NSDAR Historian General, and Dr. James Horn, guest speakers, with Dr. Kelso and Jane Stewart, chapter regent.
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day — Chapter members join the SAR at the Colonial Palace for wreath laying on Veterans Day.
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day
  • DAR American History Award & Veterans Day
  • Virginia Thanksgiving Festival — We were honored to be asked to volunteer, in 18th Century costume, at the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival held on Sunday, in early November, commemorating America’s First Official English Thanksgiving which was held at Berkeley Hundred on December 4, 1619.
  • Virginia Thanksgiving Festival — We volunteered in early November to help with the 3,000 guests for the First Thanksgiving.
  • Virginia Thanksgiving Festival — The highlight of the day is a religious ceremony.  “We ordain that the day of our ship’s arrival, at the place assigned for plantation, in the land of Virginia, shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”
  • Virginia Thanksgiving Festival — The event closes with a Friendship Dance led by the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers.  A true celebration of Americanism at its best!
  • Virginia Thanksgiving Festival — Chickahominy Dancers
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