The Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter, in conjunction with State Society President Wayne Cousar, will commemorate the 225th Anniversary of President Washington’s visit to Camden on Wednesday, May 25. The commeration starts at 11 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony and special dramatic reading at the 18th century town square where Washington was welcomed by Intendant Joseph Kershaw. A second wreath-laying will follow at the SAR Revolutionary War Memorial Park near the original burial site of Baron Johann de Kalb. The South Carolina Color Guard is scheduled to provide military honors and musket volley at both locations.
Schedule of Public Events:
· 11:00 a.m. – Wreath-laying Ceremony at Public Square (corner of Broad and Bull Streets). Brief readings from contemporary accounts and Washington’s Diary. Wreath-laying by State SAR President Wayne Cousar and Chapter representatives and invited DAR members. SC Color Guard offers formal musket volley. Cars to park along Bull Street and in field. Motorcade to proceed to the SAR Memorial Park.
· 11: 30 a.m. -- SAR Memorial Park (Meeting Street near Quaker Cemetery): Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Wreath-laying, Patriotic words, SC Color Guard musket volley, and Recessional. Cars to park along Meeting and Church Street avoiding cordoned area near de Kalb marker.