William Braithwaite, Sr. Grave Marking - Winchester,VA

September 27, 2003

Compatriots from four VASSAR chapters attended the annual Braithwaite Family reunion near Winchester, and assisted in marking the grave of Revolutionary War Private William Braithwaite, Sr.

Members of the Braithwaite family of descendants are shown above along with members of the SAR.

Front row (L-R) Color Guard Commander and VASSAR Third Vice President Jim Bayne (Culpeper Minute Men Chapter) and VASSAR President-elect John Dickie (Fairfax Resolves Chapter). Other members of the SAR include Bill Simpson (below right - Col. Fielding Lewis Chapter) who served as master of ceremony for the program;  Will Simpson (Col. Fielding Lewis Chapter); Larry Moison of the Sgt. Maj. John Champe Chapter; and Don Bowers, Colonel Fielding Lewis Chapter Secretary and the man who organized the program and arranged for the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide the headstone (below left).


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