On February 21st, the Patrick Henry Chapter with help from the Alexander Hamilton Chapter Texas SAR and participation from Jacob’s Well, Thankful Hubbard, Andrew Carruthers and the Austin Colony, Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution., celebrated George Washington’s birthday. Our distinguished guest speaker was Rick Green. Rick was elected to the Texas Legislature at the age of 27, serving two terms, and currently consults and advises state officials and candidates in various capacities. Rick’s most important accomplishment during the 77th Legislative Session was bringing together 102 House Republican and Democratic Co-authors to establish ‘Celebrate Freedom Week’, which requires an emphasis on the teaching of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for one week every year. Other states have recently modeled Rick’s legislation.
Captain Jeff Wise commanded the Color Guard from Alexander Hamilton and Patrick Henry Chapters.
Before lunch Compatriot Peter Flagg Maxson led us in George Washington’s “Silent Toast” as he bade farewell to his officers for the final time. Compatriot John Knox shared interesting facts about the early American Colonial flags during the luncheon.
A special thanks to Compatriot President Wayne Courreges and Karen Jolly, President of the Capital Area Regents Council, for all the hard work on the program. It was a Success! And a good time was had by all.