On February 15th our chapter celebrated George Washington’s Birthday with help from Ron Walcik (SAR Texas Regional VP), Alexander Hamilton Chapter SAR and participation from Jacob’s Well, Thankful Hubbard, Andrew Carruthers and Austin Colony, Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Compatriot John Knox made a special presentation to Georgine Stauffer of the Yellow Rose of Texas.
General David R. Palmer was our guest speaker and his talk was enjoyed by all in attendance. General Palmer (b. May 31, 1934) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General, former Superintendent of the West Point (1986–1991), military historian and author, and former President of Walden University. A 1956 graduate of West Point, he served two tours in the Vietnam War and numerous command positions during the height of the Cold War.
Palmer has been a prolific author throughout his career and is recognized as a premier military historian, publishing several books, including River and the Rock: The History of Fortress West Point 1775-1783, George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, 1794: America, Its Army, Birth of the Nation, and Summons of Trumpet: US-Vietnam in Perspective, and George Washington’s Military Genius.