National Memorial Day Parades (Videos and Pictures)

2016, May 30th –

The Nation’s Memorial Day Parade is our opportunity to represent our ancestors as we march down Constitution Avenue! We are always well received, cheered, and applauded. We appreciate all of the participants who turned out to support the cause with members of the R.E. Lee Camp #726 SCV, the General Samuel Cooper Chapter #105 MOS&B, and the Maryland Division SCV and Color Guard.

Marching with Lee Camp Commander Jim Becker are many like minded friends and patriots and members of our camp. Jim’s wife Carol is typically attired as the camp’s southern belle.

We are traditionally joined by the Maryland Division SCV and Color Guard led by Color Sergeant Ray Rooks with Maryland Division Commander Jay Barringer, Jim Bibb, Lou Fritz, Bill Fronk, Craig Gotschall, Jim McGlincy, Mike Sipes, and John Zebelean representing the Trimble Camp.  Mike Hinton representing the Maryland Line and Brandon Gehrt representing Camalier Camp. Commander Bob Parker representing the Bowling Camp and Liz Groszer representing the Hetty Cary Chapter OCR carried the Maryland banner. Commander Jay Barringer played the bagpipe and Jim Bibb pounded a steady beat on the drum for marching.

Next year we are hoping to have more members participate, so put May 29th, 2017 on your calendar and plan to join us. Cars can be provided if walking is a problem.

The parade starts at 2:00 and we are underway at 2:30. At 3:00 the Parade halts for a moment of silence in remembrance of all American soldiers of who died in the wars of the past. We march in remembrance of all Confederate soldiers and their ancestors who have fought for America’s freedom in every engagement since the WBTS. May we never forget the sacrifices our ancestors and fellow compatriots who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces for the freedoms we all hold dear. All gave some; some gave all.

A complete set of pictures can be viewed by doing a Ctrl+Click on the following link (you do not need to sign up for Shutterfly to view the photos):

https://20160530memorialdaywithscv.shutterfly.com/4 then click on Slideshow to have the pictures displayed in order.
2015 –

The 2015 Nation’s Memorial Day Parade was our opportunity to represent our ancestors as we marched down Constitution Avenue, on National TV! We are always well received, cheered, and applauded. It was another successful gathering. We appreciate all of the participants who turned out to support the cause. The Camp and Chapter participants were: Rev. Richard Edgar, Camp Commander Jim Becker, Camp Adjutant and MOS&B Commander J.J. Smith, the Rev. Edgar, Bob Montague, John Lumsden, and Carol Michel Becker. We were joined by the Maryland Division Color Guard with Commander Bob Parker representing the Bowling Camp and Liz Groszer representing the Hetty Cary Chapter OCR who carried their banner. Mike Hinton represented the Maryland Line; Maryland Division Commander Jay Barringer, Jim Bibb, John Zebelean, Lout Fritz, Bill Fronk, and Color Sergeant Ray Rooks represented the Trimble Camp. Commander Jay Barringer played the bagpipe and Jim Bibb pounded a steady beat for marching.

Also joining us were Ed Creasy on his horse Ranger and his co-rider Jerry Eck; along with Joe Whitney on fife and Jonathan Cagle-Mulberg on drums. Next year we are hoping to have more members participate so put May 30th, 2016 on your calendar and plan to join us. Cars can be provided if walking is a problem.

The parade started at 2:00 and we were underway at 2:30. At 3:00 the Parade halted for a moment of silence in remembrance of the soldiers of America who died in the wars of the past. We were well received and covered by News Channel 8 as we marched in remembrance of all Confederate soldiers and their ancestors who have fought for America’s freedom in every engagement since the WBTS. May we never forget the sacrifices our ancestors and fellow compatriots who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces for the freedoms we all hold dear. All gave some; some gave all.

We were a Band of Brothers as we marched with our friends and compatriots from Maryland and Virginia!

A complete set of pictures (which includes a shot of Teddy Roosevelt and some of his Rough Riders) can be viewed by doing a Ctrl+Click on the following link (you do no need to sign up):

share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=1AZNmLZq2YtW9 then click on Play Slideshow.

Phil Logan provided the following video link: the 2015 TV recording: http://youtu.be/6qP98VtV5Wk.

2014 –

The 2014 Nation’s Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. was another successful gathering. We greatly appreciate all of the participants who turned out to support the cause. The Camp and Chapter participants were: Rev. Richard Edgar, Camp Commander Jim Becker and his wife Carol, Camp Adjutant and MOS&B Commander J.J. Smith, MOS&B member Bill Price and his wife Marsha, Ron Kirby and his wife Laurie, and Phil Logan. We were joined by Ray Rooks and the Maryland SCV and Color Guard. Next year we are hoping to have 25 members participate so put May 27th, 2015 on your calendar and plan to join us, cars can be provided to help if walking is problem.

The parade started at 2:00 and we were underway at 2:35. At 3:00 the Parade halted for a moment of silence in remembrance of the soldiers of America who died in the wars of the past. We were well received and covered by News Channel 8 and our marching in remembrance of all Confederate soldiers and their ancestors who have fought for American freedom. Clink on the following link to view a video of the TV recording (provided by Phil Logan): http://youtu.be/J2Kn5oXD6Ms

We were joined by Color Sergerant Ray Rooks and nine flags of the Maryland Color Guard carried by: Dan Fedorko represented the Stringfellow Camp of VA; Mike Hinton, and Steve Hinton represented the Maryland Line Camp; Brian Gehrt and Brandon Gehrt represented the Waddell Camp; Bob Parker and Jim Dunbar represented the Bowling Camp; Maryland Division Commander Jay Barringer (bagpiper), Terry Klima, Jim Bibb, John Zebelean, Lou Fritz, Bill Fronk and Ray Rooks represented the Trimble Camp.  We all came together to honor Confederate soldiers and to show the world that WE ARE A BAND OF BROTHERS!

A complete set of pictures (including a few cultural paintings from the NGA and the George Washington Chapter SAR) can be viewed by doing a Ctrl+Click on the following link:

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=1AZNmLZq2YtWm1then click on View Album and then click on Play Slideshow.

2013 –

Every year the Nation’s Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C., is always a successful gathering and we greatly appreciate and thank all of the participants who turned out.  We greatly appreciate all of the participants who turned out to support the cause.  The Camp and Chapter participants were: Rev. Richard Edgar, Camp Commander Jim Becker, his wife Carol, and son James, Adjutant J.J. Smith, MOS&B member Bill Price, Ron Kirby, Phil Logan and his friend Elouisa. We were joined by Ray Rooks and the Maryland Color Guard, Ed Creasy and his horse Ranger with his partner Holly Hueston riding Little Buck, and Art Magner of Breckenridge Carriages.

The weather was beautiful and as the Color Guard waited to start, Trace Adkins, an SCV member, greeted a number of our contingent. The Maryland Division Band struck up “Dixie” and the Colors presented, and Trace waved to the Maryland Division Color Guard. The parade started at 2:00 and at 3:00 the Parade halted for a moment of silence in remembrance of the soldiers of America who died in the wars of the past. National Television covered the parade and our marching in  remembrance of all Confederate soldiers.  You can view a video of the TV recording of us by clicking on the following link and then hit play: https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151604826600816

We were joined by Commander Ed Creasy, 47th Virginia Cavalry #2124 on his horse Ranger and his sidekick Holly Hueston ridging Little Buck. Joining Ed Was Art Manger of Breckenridge Carriages. Spectators enjoyed Ed’s charges down Constitution Ave. Color Sergerant Ray Rooks and the flags of the Maryland Color Guard carried by: Dan Fedorko represented the Stringfellow Camp of VA; Mike Hinton, and Steve Hinton represetned the Maryland Line Camp; Brian Gehrt and Brandon Gehrt represented the Waddell Camp; Bob Parker and Jim Dunbar represented the Bowling Camp; Maryland Division Commander Jay Barringer (bagpiper), Terry Klima, Jim Bibb, John Zebelean, Lou Fritz, Bill Fronk and Ray Rooks represented the Trimble Camp.  We all came together to honor Confederate soldiers and to show the world that WE ARE A BAND OF BROTHERS!

A complete set of pictures can be viewed by doing a Ctrl+Click on the following link: share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=1AZNmLZq2YtWO_ then click on View Album and then click on Play Slideshow.

Additional pictures from past parades and a short video may be viewed at: http://pix.kg/p/7827024701103%3A171827953/scl or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL6M9SnDfAo