Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Past President, Patriot Graves Chair CCSAR
Members of the CCSAR with Patriot Ancestors who were in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War made a presentation at the Veterans Day Luncheon held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, In Blue Ash, Ohio on November 11, 2017.
The following is the proclamation which accompanied the presentation:
On this 11th day of November in the year of our lord, two thousand and seventeen let the assembly of Patriots Descendants composing the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution (CCSAR) receive the Regimental Colors of the First Virginia Regiment of Foote and of the Light Dragoon Battalion which was raised in the towne of Williamsburg in the Commonwealth of Virginia on 17 July, 1775.
The Regiment was first commanded by Colonel Patrick Henry and later fought in the battle of Great Bridge, the New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Stony Point and the Siege of Charleston.
May these Colors continue to fly in celebration of the courage and commitment of those Patriots who fought so Valiantly and with Honor for the Constitutional Liberty we enjoy still to this day!
These colors are proudly presented by Descendants of the companies of Infantry and Squadrons of Dragoons of the 1st Virginia Regiment.
Three Compatriots appropriately dressed, in Virginia Regimental Attire, brought the Colors forward as the above notice is read to the gathering at the luncheon during the announcements portion of the ceremonial proceedings.