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George Washington President’s Day

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When:
February 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2018-02-19T11:00:00-05:00
2018-02-19T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Fort Loudoun Winchester VA
149 N Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
Free

President’s Day at Fort Loudoun

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Winter Encampment

February 19th,

Presidents Day –

11 am to 3 pm.

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Drill and camp life and

Musketry and a Grog Fest!

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L-R – Jim Moyer, Mayor of Middletown Charles Harbaugh IV, Eric Bartok , Tony Elar, Tony Elar Jr

Our Colonial British subject,

Colonel George Washington in his 20s,

designed and supervised

the construction of Fort Loudoun,

long before the idea

of a new nation or Presidency arose.

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For this, the reconstructed Captain George Mercer Co will camp out at Fort Loudoun on President’s Day.

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Captain George Mercer,

Colonel George Washington’s aide de camp

has quite a story.

See story.

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See celebration below of President’s Day last year.

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George Washington President’s Day at GW OFFICE

President’s Day Monday 2/20/2017, noon to 1pm

Compiled and written by Jim Moyer, updated 2/23/2017, 2/28/2017

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We will put a video here on how we celebrated that day.

The video was posted on YouTube and Facebook 2/21/2017.

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Cancelled but Resurrected

The original event has been cancelled.

The re-enactors of the 2nd Company of the Virginia Regiment have cancelled due to the George Washington Office Museum being closed for construction work.

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But !

Since the corner is public and open,

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Instead of the original planned event,

there will be an impromptu gathering just to honor the day, President’s Day and George Washington’s Birthday and his time here in Winchester VA.

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This is George Washington’s Birthday – a celebration.

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Emphasis on his days here during the French and Indian War.

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Captain George Mercer’s Company of the Virginia Regiment at Fort Loudoun Day in 2016

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One or two members of the  Captain Mercer’s Company of the VA Regiment will be there.

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Facebook link on GW’s aide de camp Captain George Mercer’s Company  of the Virginia Regiment.

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Another web site on Captain George Mercer’s Company  of the Virginia Regiment.

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Cancelled Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/192814904521052/

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2nd Company Virginia Regiment

2nd Company of the Virginia Regiment marching outside Fort Frederick MD – photo from their Facebook page

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This was cancelled because the building on that corner of Cork and Braddock is closed.

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The 2nd Company, Virginia Regiment will NOT be there.

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But we will be there !  – See video at top.

Click to enlarge picture.

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2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

There will be another celebration (belated) of George Washington’s Birthday at the George Washington Hotel Sunday February 26, 2017.  See detail on this event.

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See some stories about

this Corner of Cork and Braddock

in Winchester VA


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fort loudoun history markers 028

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See story on the Washington Office

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fort loudoun history markers 027

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See story about the Braddock Cannon on this property

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See story on PIG

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SOME STORIES ON GEORGE WASHINGTON


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True Story?

See a story about Lightning Striking before Washington was born.

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Birth Date Confusion?

February 11, 1731 ?  Or February 22, 1732 ?

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Why does Washington’s Birthday show 2 different dates for 2 different years?

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First Portrait ever of George Washington

See this unusual story

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