2022 Annual Birthday Celebration

On April 23, 2022 we celebrated President James Monroe’s 264th Birthday at his newly reconstructed Birthplace in Westmoreland County, VA. Pictures courtesy of Christine Reisner and Michael Lyman

2021 Birthday and Memorial Events Cancelled

On March 10, 2021 we announced that the annual birthday celebration at the Birthplace and memorial celebration at Hollywood Cemetery had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full announcement here.

On July 4, 2020, the City of Hampton and Fort Monroe Hosted Virtual Fireworks

The City of Hampton and Fort Monroe Fourth of July Special aired on the Hampton City Channel, Cox 47 and FIOS 22, at 7 pm on July 4, 2020. While there was not an in-person fireworks show at Fort Monroe this year, the special production featured Hampton’s great Fourth of July traditions including a fireworks show, music and greetings and …

COVID-19 Update

Click Here for an announcement by the President and Vice President of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Monroe Birthday and Gravesite Wreathlaying ceremonies.

On June 5, 2019, the American Philhellenes Society Announced Plans to Erect a Memorial Monument in Democracy Square in Aurora, CO

CHICAGO – Members of the American Philhellenes Society and the Greek-American community of Chicago gathered for an event commemorating the 19th century Americans who supported Greek independence efforts at the Chateau Ritz on May 30. The American Philhellenes Society was established to identify the Americans who, under the leadership of President James Monroe, supported or fought for the independence of …