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On July 4, 2017, Fort Monroe hosted a flag ceremony including participants in period attire, a eulogy of President James Monroe, at talk by Elise Harding Davis on the Rush-Bagot Treaty of 1817, and live period music.

For a brochure on the event, click here.  For more information about the Elise Harding Davis talk, click here.  For pictures of the event, click here.

May 6, 2016 - View Photos of Birthday and Memorial Celebrations

The latest pictures of the 2016 Birthday and Memorial celebrations have been posted to our website.

 
July 4, 2016 - Flag Ceremony at Fort Monroe

On July 4, 2016, please join us for a patriotic flag ceremony including participants in period attire, a eulogy of President James Monroe, and live period music.  Reception to follow.

 

For a brochure on the event, click here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:59
 
October 31, 2015 G. Mark Walsh Gives Monroe Presentation

In the Fall of 2015, G. Mark Walsh gave a presentation on President James Monroe to the Fort Norfolk Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812.  He stressed the length and breadth of Monroe’s political and military experience, focusing as well on the Fifth President’s role in the expansion of the United States beyond the original 13 states.  This included a discussion on Monroe’s travels in the Old Northwest, his involvement in the “Small State Plan,” negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, and the acquisition of Florida.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 01:47
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March 10, 2016 Your Invitation to the Wreath Laying and Birthplace Celebration

Click here for your invitation to join us on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Westmoreland County for a birthday celebration and Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond for our annual wreath-laying ceremony.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 May 2016 23:29
 
November 13, 2015 Monroe's Tomb Restoration in Richmond, VA

Click here for a news article describing the work being done to restore President James Monroe's tomb in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

Credit goes to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for allowing us to reprint this article.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 01:43
 
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