Thomas Jefferson Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

 Celebrating Patriotism and Honoring The Past

The Thomas Jefferson Chapter participates in ceremonies throughout Virginia and the neighboring states.  While some are local programs put on by individual chapters there are several nationally sanctioned events such as the programs for the Crossing of the Dan, the Battle of Guilford Court House, The Battle of Yorktown, and the Battle of Cowpens.  The Chapter also participates in Patriotic events such as the Birthday of James Madison, Birthday of Thomas Jefferson, Vietnam Memorial Day, Observed Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. Often these events include both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution.

James Monroe Birthplace 2018
Honoring the Veterans of the Vietnam War 2018

 l. to r. TJ Member Lea Schultz, Past TJ President and AL Officer Pat Kelly, VASSAR First Lady Marilyn Williams, me,5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, VASSAR/TJ Surgeon and Guardsman Ken Wallenborn, TJ Hero of the Year, highly decorated WWII Vet "Chubby" Profit.

Phil Williams and Pat Kelly Represent the TJ Chapter at Point Pleasant 


Thomas Jefferson Compatriots Ken Wallenborn, Phil Williams, Mark Day, and Patrick Kelly [front row] stand with other members of  the  VASSAR delegation which, attended the 231st anniversary celebration for the Battle of Guilford Court house in Greensboro, N.C. 17 March 2012


Thomas Jefferson Chapter Compatriots Phil Williams and Rev. Cannon N. Minich join with other representatives of SAR to honor the anniversary of James Madison Birthday Ceremony at  Montpelier  on 16 March 2012

Thomas Jefferson Chapter Past President Patrick Kelly [left] and current President Mark Day [right] attend 231st anniversay of Greene's crossing of the Dan River in February 2012

 Celebrating the Lives of the Patriots and the Key Events of the Revolution 2011

On February 19th 2011  Compatriots [L to R]  Mark Day, Chapter President Patrick Kelly, and Chapter Vice President Lee Scouten attended the Annual Crossing of the Dan celebration is South Boston, Virginia.  Vice President Scouten placed a wreath in honor of General Nathanial Green while President Kelly and Compatriot Day participated in the Virginia Society's Color Guard'

Back row left to right, TJ Compatriots Bob French, Phil Williams, Father Nick Minich, and TJ Chapter President Pat Kelly,
Front row CAR(Miami, Fl.) John MacGregor, grandfather TJ Jock Fiery, and right of the wreath, Compatriot Geoff Cobham

On April 13th, 2011 the Thomas Jefferson Chapter participated in the celebration of our namesakes birthday at Montocello

 Pictured left to right Tom Coker, Pres. of Martin's Station Chapter, Patrick Kelly , Pres. Thomas Jefferson Chapter, and Mark Brennan, VASSAR President

 Thomas Jefferson Chapter Vice President Mark Day [left of photo on left]  attended a Grave Marking Ceremony in honor of Pvt. George Hight on 21 May.  The ceremony was sponsored by the Colonel Thomas Hughart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Members of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter SAR, the Virginia SAR Color Guard, and representatives of the Children of the American Revolution attend the annual 4th of July ceremonies held at the graveside of Thomas Jefferson.  This event is sponsored by the Jouett Chapter of the DAR every year. 

 Thomas Jefferson VP Mark Day is pictured placing a wreath on the Grave of  Capt Benjamin Head during a grave marker dedication sponsored by the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the SAR

Members of the Virginia SAR Color Guard pose along with Virginia Chapter Representatives after holding a ceremony in the Washington Chapel  locaated at the Valley Forge National Historical Park

 On Veterans Day 11/11/11 Members of the Phil Williams and several other Compatriots of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter attendd the Joint SAR and Society of 1812 Marker Dedication Ceremony at Shockoe Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia

 Shockoe Cemetery-11/11/11 - Dr. Phil‏ Williams III and" Peter Francisco" pose for a fun shot at the Joint SAR and Society of 1812 Marker Dedication, Veterans  Day 2011