Ladies and Gents,
I am so very
excited to inform everyone that General George Washington HIMSELF
will be attending our celebration of his birthday and the creation
of the Purple Heart! He will be actively involved in our program,
including saying our opening prayer (an original prayer taken from
one of General Washington’s journals). He will be presenting our
Chapter a handmade replica of the “Badge of Military Merit”, which
he will also be telling us how it came to be created.
Our guest speaker
for the evening will be Colonel Hope Rampy, Fellow from UT, ROTC
detailed there by the Army War College. The Colonel is working on
having the ROTC present the Colors, and we will also have the gents
from “Sons of the American Revolution” to post and salute as well.
Julia Cruz Magness
will be singing, not only our National Anthem, but will also be
singing some great older jazz tunes like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
and other favorites from the 1940’s. She will be accompanied by her
Keyboard and Trumpet players.
We have a photographer coming to capture the
entire night’s celebration. Who wouldn’t want to come and meet
General Washington….and have your picture made with him! There will
also be a photo booth there for you to play with, and some fantastic
chocolate creations from “Quintessential Chocolates” out of
Fredericksburg. Awards and recognition will happen, all and all it
will be a good evening of friends (new and old), fellowship,
camaraderie, and great food!
Remember to RSVP
that you will attend George Washington's Birthday Party on Friday
February 26 at the Austin Club. This year is sure to be the biggest
and best dinner yet!
Scott C. Garrett
Mail your RSVP and check to Raymond by 2-23
Please check the Other Scheduled Events page
for changes to our events, we may have additional events and our
meetings may need to be rescheduled due to conflicts.