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Birthday Celebrations

President James Monroe

James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, son of Spence and Elizabeth Monroe.

Each year, the James Monroe Memorial Foundation celebrates the birth of President James Monroe at the Birthplace, located in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  We hope that you will join us in remembering this great statesman.

The next celebration will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Birthplace located  at 4460 James Monroe Highway, Colonial Beach, VA.  The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m..  Preceding the celebration, on Friday, April 28, 2017 there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at the Hollywood Cemetery, 512 South Cherry St., Richmond, VA.

Please enjoy these images and memories from prior celebrations!

Flag Click Here for the 2016 Birthday Celebration on April 23, 2016
Dignitaries Click Here for the 2015 Birthday Celebration on April 25, 2015
Flag of our country

Click Here for the 2014 Birthday Celebration on April 26, 2014

Click Here for the 2013 Birthday Celebration on April 28, 2013

Bill Thomas

Click Here for the 2012 Birthday Celebration on April 28, 2012

Replica of Monroe Birthplace

Click Here for the 2011 Birthday Celebration on April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday James Monroe

Click Here for the 2010 Birthday Celebration on April 24, 2010

Click Here for the 2009 Birthday Celebration on April 25, 2009

2008 fife Click Here for the 2008 Birthday Celebration on April 26, 2008 (Video)