The James Monroe and Richard Henry Lee chapters of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) hosted a celebration of the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Gwynn’s Island at Morningstar Marina in Hudgins, which was interrupted by a torrential downpour.
The ceremony, which was supposed to take place outside, was conducted on the porch of the marina with guests sheltered under an awning.
Attendees included VASSAR President Bruce Meyer, keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Hannum, a VASSAR Color Guard contingent, representatives from VASSAR Culpeper Minute Men, Norfolk, and Thomas Nelson Jr. Chapters, Virginia Society Order of Founders and Patriots of America, Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution District II Director Sandi Bergman, representatives from Cricket Hill NSDAR and Cobbs Hall NSDAR, Rappahannock Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812, and Mathews County Historical Society president Reed Lawson.
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