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Goldbelt Board’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony

On March 12th, the Goldbelt Board paid their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Washington’s’ Tomb. A woman named Gail was our Mount Vernon History Interpreter who led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, General Washington’s prayer for his country, and the placement of a wreath by Goldbelt Director and Veteran Randy Wanamaker.

Video of Ceremony

 

General Washington’s Prayer for His Country

Director Kathy Polk read Washington’s prayer on behalf of the Goldbelt Board:

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.”

It was an honor to stand among my fellow Directors as we paid our respect to George and Martha Washington.

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