Tribute Day

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  • June 09, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 19484 Brandy Road
    Brandy Station
    VA, VA 22714
  • Donations welcome to the Brandy Station Foundation

Tribute Day

On Saturday, June 9th, the Brandy Station Foundation is sponsoring an event entitled Tribute Day: Honoring Veterans and First Responders which will be held from 10:00 - 3:00 at the "old" Brandy Station Fire Hall located at 19601 Church Rd. in Brandy Station. This presentation will honor and thank the veterans from all wars and first responders for their service. Just prior to that presentation, Marching Through Culpeper author Mrs. Virginia Morton will give a Battle of Brandy Station battlefield tour on Fleetwood Hill beginning at 8:45 finishing just in time at 9:45 for the 10:00 - 11:00 Honor Service.  Please meet Mrs. Morton on Fleetwood Hill (on Fleetwood Heights Road, Brandy Station) at 8:45 AM for the tour. Beginning at 11:00, Dr. Dan Beattie will begin the Speaker's Program with the topic "June 9, 1863 Battle of Brandy Station" on the 155th anniversary of the largest cavalry battle of the war. Mr. Robert will speak about "Waging War Without Declaring War" and well known personalty and historian Mr. Al Stone will speak about "Gen. R.E. Lee”.

 

Ongoing activities of the day will be a Civil War Telegraph demonstration, a hospital tent, sutlers Barry Atchison and Gary Wilson selling their crafts, historic organizations informational tables, Mr. Jimmy Eustace artifacts (including local area artifacts) and the Children's Corner with period toys, clothes, and "what is it" artifacts. Patriotic and period music will be played throughout the day and a period dance will begin at 1:00 called by the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers until 3:00. Living historians will bring history alive in period dress and on site will be Generals: Kemper, Lee, and Pleasanton. Mr. Howard Lambert will be representing the United States Colored Troops. 

 

A hamburger/hot dog lunch and soft drinks will be available for sale by donation at the Old Brandy Station Fire Hall. At 3:00 PM the event will continue at the Graffiti House located at 19484 Brandy Rd., Brandy Station until 5:00; although the Graffiti House will open for tours beginning at 11:00. Activities there will include seeing a horse picket line, tours of the Graffiti House, and observing the railroad demonstration provided by the Piedmont Railroaders on Saturday & Sunday. The non-profit group was founded in 1995 as an organization for railroad enthusiasts of all ages to share their interest in railroading. Also, storyteller and entertainer Kenny Postalwait will spin tales and sing original songs.

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