March 2021 Events

Events, Uncategorized / Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

In March 2021, chapter representatives were active at the following activities (either in person or via Zoom):

  • 3 March: National Veteran’s Recognition Committee; 
  • 13 March: Special Congress of the SAR; 
  • 13 March: Virginia History Day; 
  • 13 March: Battle of Guilford Courthouse (in NC) commemoration; 
  • 16 March: James Madison’s birthday celebration; 
  • 20 March: Celebration of Patrick Henry’s famous 23 Mar. 1775 speech at St. John’s Church, Richmond; 
  • 24 March: George Mason Chapter meeting; 
  • 28 March: Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day Wreath Laying at Fairfax County Courthouse War Memorial; and  
  • 31 March: VASSAR Committee Chair meeting.


At the 24 March 2021 George Mason chapter meeting, chapter member Edwin Fountain gave an overview of the new World War I memorial opening on Pennsylvania Avenue in April 2021.  The centerpiece of the memorial is a 58-foot long, 38-figure monumental bronze sculpture.  He also discussed the process for designing a memorial in the nation’s capital, which in this case included 45 separate meetings and hearings before 4 different federal agencies.  Edwin Fountain was Vice Chair of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission from 2013 to 2019.  Since 2008 he led the effort to establish the national World War I Memorial in Washington DC.