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NOTE: This is from last year, just so you know what the format is like.
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Parade UnitWebsite AddressAward CategoryUnit Description
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369th Infantry Regiment (Ebony Doughboys)http://Ebonydoughboys.orgHistorical Units369th Infantry Regiment formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment of WW1 spent 191 days under fire, never lost a foot of ground or had a man taken prisoner. 369th is also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, Black Rattlers, and Men of Bronze. 369th earned many distinguished awards including the Croix de Guerre from France. Private Henry Johnson of the 369th (nicknamed Black Death) was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2015, 97 years after his heroic deed. The Ebony Doughboys are WW1 re-enactors that portray African American soldiers who fought under French command during the horrific 1st World War.
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Adventure Park USAhttps://adventureparkusa.com/FloatsAdventure Park USA is Maryland’s largest Family Entertainment Center. Adventure Park USA is open year round and located near Frederick, Maryland. Adventure Park USA features roller coasters, laser tag, go karts, mini golf, adventurer rides and more to fulfill the whole family’s quest for adventure. Hologate Virtual Reality and Skycoaster offer the newest and best in ride entertainment. Plan your next birthday party, company picnic, day trip or summer camp trip to Adventure Park USA. Let the Adventure Begin!
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Alexandria Democratic Committeehttp://alexdems.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Alexandria Democratic Committee (ADC) is the local committee created by and composed of citizens of Alexandria, Virginia who share the political beliefs and aims of the Democratic Party. The ADC aims to "walk the walk" - whether it's getting out the vote for local candidates, supporting Democrats for state-wide office, knocking doors in swing districts, supporting Democratic values such as local labor, or offering childcare at its meetings. The ADC welcomes new members and encourages political participation on every level.
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Alexandria Fire Departmenthttps://www.alexandriava.gov/fire/info/default.aspx?id=79484Unit Does Not Wish to be JudgedToday, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 professional personnel, which include firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff and administrative support. A network of 10 stations protects nearly 16 square miles. Among the department's specialized teams are the Northern Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Technical Rescue, Marine Operations and the Special Operations Team.
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Alexandria Police Motorcycle EscortUnit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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Alexandria Volunteer Fire DepartmentUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedOver 240 years of Fire & rescue protection to the City of Alexandria and it's citizens and visitors daily, in full support and backing up the career firefighters and rescuers who proudly serve....
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American Legion Post 24 LegionnairesAnimal Units (other than equestrian)
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American Legion Riders Post 176http://post176.org/Decorated Bicycles and MotorcyclesThe Legion Riders ride to support veterans and assist charities. Our Chapter helps provide motorcycle escorts for the buses of Honor Flight Veterans from the local airports to the memorials in Washington DC. We ride poker runs to support local charities and veteran causes. We raise money for the Legacy Fund, which is a college scholarship fund for children of veterans who have died in action or have been severely disabled. The riders attend many of the Rolling Thunder events and we escort a bus of wounded warriors from Walter Reed to the Mall in Washington for the Rolling Thunder event. The Riders help support our Post in their efforts to help veterans and the community. Just for fun we ride out into the countryside and find a nice place for breakfast or lunch and sometimes stop to visit other Posts.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians Herbert-Cady Division (Old Town Alexandria)http://www.aohalexandria.orgUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedThe Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded in 1836 on the principles of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. The AOH was started in New York to help protect and support clergy, churches, and Irish immigrants. The Frank Herbert-Pat Cady Alexandria Division was established in 2011 at the Basilica of St. Mary. Hibernians date back to 1835 in Alexandria City. Today our primary function is supporting local charities like Christ House Shelter and promoting Irish-American heritage. The AOH honors President George Washington for being the founding father of our country and supporting religious freedom by helping Irish Immigrant, Colonel John Fitzgerald, establish the Basilica of St. Mary’s Catholic Church as the first permanent Catholic Parish in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Colonel Fitzgerald was President Washington’s trusted Aid de Camp in America’s successful Revolutionary War against the British. Colonel Fitzgerald was also the 8th Mayor of Alexandria and thwarted a British attempt to burn down Old Town.
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Brownie Troop 4562http://www.gscnc.orgYouth GroupsBrownie Troop 4562 began in 2015. The troop consists of 16 Brownies from Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy and McArthur Elementary Schools. The Brownies enjoy camping, selling cookies, and especially making the World a better place through volunteering and civic activities in the Alexandria community.
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Brownie Troop 60029Youth GroupsSecond Grade Brownie Troop 60029 from the Basilica School of Saint Mary. This troop is learning all about communities, specifically their own community of Alexandria, and is joining the parade to participate in this annual community event!
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Caribbean Cruisers Car Clubhttp://pspina@caribbeanpoolsvc.comAntique VehiclesWe are a car club sponsored by Caribbean Pool Service.( A swimming pool service, renovation, and custom pool builder) The club was formed in 2010. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Caribbean Pool Service's building located at the intersection of Duke Street and Telegraph Road. Where the public stop by to admire all types of old classic and mussel cars.
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Carriages of the CapitalAnimal Units (other than equestrian)
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City of Alexandria Pipes and Drumshttp://www.capd-online.com/Animal Units (other than equestrian)
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Alexandria Officehttp://coldwellbankerhomes.com/AlexandriaAntique VehiclesTBA
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Cub Scout Pack 1076https://alexandria1076.mypack.us/homeUnit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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Cub Scout Pack 129https://www.pack129.us/Unit Does Not Wish to be JudgedCub Scout Pack 129 is Alexandria's oldest continuously running Cub Scout Pack. It was founded 77 years ago by Westminster Presbyterian Church. Most of the more than 150 scouts in the Pack go to George Mason or Charles Barrett grade schools. For the 2nd year in a row, Pack 129 continues its monthly hiking program that allows the scouts to earn hiking sticks and track their miles. Once again, Pack 129 is proud to participate in today's parade as their Pack hike for the month of February.
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Cub Scout Pack 135Youth GroupsCub Scout Pack 135 is based in Rosemont and sponsored by the Maury Elementary School PTA. The Pack was founded over 50 years ago and consists of approximately 100 scouts between 1st and 5th grades. The scouts of Pack 135 are involved in a wide range of activities that promote friendship, personal growth and development, community service, and an appreciation and respect for the great outdoors. This year the scouts completed several community service projects, including clean-up of Four Mile Run and helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need through the Scouting for Food program.
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Cub Scout Pack 1519http://www.cubscouts1519.org/Youth GroupsFormed in 1967, Cub Scout Pack 1519 has been serving the local Hayfield Farm community for over 50 years.
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Cub Scout Pack 301https://www.pack301stmarys.com/Youth Groups
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Cub Scout Pack 614Youth GroupsPack 614 - woo hoo (yes that is what we say) Pack 614 has been sponsored by James K Polk ES PTA for greater than 60 years - and we are very proud of this relationship. Pack 614 has youth from various schools - James K Polk, Patrick Henry, Tucker and Blessed Sacrament schools. We participate in Scouting for Food, have our PineWood Derby - Blue and Gold Banquet - hiking - camping - advancements - something for everyone FUN WITH A PURPOSE.... we have marched in this parade - always... Happy Birthday - Mr President
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Cub Scout Pack 801Youth GroupsCub Scout Pack 801 has been part of the Alexandria community for over 50 years. Their Scouts represent the future leaders of our city and our world!
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Cub Scout Pack 867http://kmhecook@erols.comYouth GroupsCub Scout Pack 867 has been guiding the youth of the Franconia area for more than 75 years.
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DASH Bushttp://dashbus.comUnit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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DASH Hybrid Trolleyhttp://dashbus.comAnimal Units (other than equestrian)
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Daughters of the American Revolution, John Alexander Chapterhttp://johnalexandernsdar.orgUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedThe John Alexander Chapter represents the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Founded in 1932, the chapter promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism. The chapter was named by the late Eleanor Washington Howard who was the last child born at Mount Vernon for the Patriot, John Alexander, for whom the City of Alexandria was named.
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Daughters of the American Revolution, Kate Waller Barrett ChapterCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Kate Waller Barrett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revoution has been serving the Alexandria Community since 1925, and first appeared in this parade in 1928.
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Departmental Progressive Club, Inc. with Ladies Auxiliaryhttp://robbie1930@outlook.comCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsThe Club, was formed by seven young African Americans on Sep 27, 1927. The founders included Alexandria icon Lawrence Dunbar Day and has existed, in fact grown for over 91 years. The club is proud of it's Ladies auxiliary who is marching with them today. The DPC has an impressive record of providing an organization including a beautiful building at Royal & Gibbon Street in Olde Towne Alexandria where they serve the members and are actively involved in providing financial, and other forms of support to non-profit, social, civic groups and organizations in Alexandria. Current and past members include, the Mayor, Chief of Police, City Attorney, Chairman of the School Board and several City Council members.
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Disabled American Veterans local chaptershttp://dav.orgUnit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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F.F.C. 100% Salay USACommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsFraternidad Folklorica Y Cultural 100% Salay USA, was founded on April 29th of 2016 by Rene, Magalit, Keelin and Frank Cordova in the city of Annandale, VA.The current president of the group is Rene Cordova who manages the group along with the board of directors. Currently 50 dancers form part of the group who range from the age of 3 and up. The dance of salay is expressed through the rhythm of the charango, embodying the zapateo, and complex footwork, whose grace represents the flirtation. Men and women both stand out with their colorful costumes accompanied by the contagious joy of huayno and claps.
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First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Linehttp://1virginiaregt.comHistorical UnitsThe First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line is a recreated infantry unit portraying the private soldier during American War for Independance. The unit was created in 1975 and has been active in living history, interpretive activities, and historical education.
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Fishburne Military Schoolhttp://www.fishburne.orgMilitary Units & Drill TeamsFishburne Military School Corps of Cadets was established in 1879 and is celebrating 100 years as an Army JROTC and is a Honor Unit with Distinction. Fishburne Corps has marched in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and 2018 Virginia Gubernatorial Parades. It is an all male school with over 150 cadets. Fishburne Military School currently cadets at West Pont, Naval Academy, and on ROTC Scholarships.
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Freedom High School "Soul Squad" Marching BandYouth BandsWill send via email
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Friends of Alexandria Archaeologyhttp://www.foaa.info/Unit Does Not Wish to be JudgedFriends of Alexandria Archaeology began in 1986 to provide volunteer opportunities and increase public awareness of archaeology in Alexandria. FOAA's mission is to develop a common movement to support, advocate for, and preserve Alexandria's archaeology and history. In the past year, FOAA has helped Alexandria Archaeology reach over 50,000 people through school programs, events, and museum visitation.
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Gadsby's Tavern Museum Societyhttp://www.gadsbystavernmuseum.usHistorical UnitsGadsby’s Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) was formed in 1992 as a private citizens' group designed to provide on-going support for the preservation, development and interpretation of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria's 18th Century living history museum.
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Girl Scout Association 60http://www.gscnc.org/Unit Does Not Wish to be JudgedI will submit this via email.
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Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60028Youth GroupsTroop 60028 was very excited to bridge from Daisies to Brownies this year. A group of 14 very enthusiastic Alexandria second graders from MacArthur and George Mason elementary schools, this group gets very excited about helping animals, growing plants, and exploring the world. This year we've earned the My Story, Hiker, and Bugs badges. We're really looking forward to camping this spring.
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Girl Scout Brownies Troop 5442Unit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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Girl Scout Troop 1163Unit Does Not Wish to be Judged4th grade Junior Girl Scout troop from Alexandria, VA
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Girl Scout Troop 60043 - Charles Barrett ESUnit Does Not Wish to be Judged
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Girl Scout Troop 60075 - Claremont Immersion School Arlington VAhttp://finn1223@gmail.comYouth GroupsGirl Scout Troop 60075 from Claremont Immersion School in Arlington Virginia
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Girl Scout Troop 60134 and Troop 395http://www.gscnc.orgYouth GroupsThis is the first time that Daisy Girl Scout Troop 60134 has marched in a parade. They are joined by veteran Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop 395. Scouts are marching in a homemade cookie train, made from recycled Girl Scout cookie cartons, while playing Girl Scout songs on kazoos. We invite the crowd to sing along: "Make new friends..." Our train blows bubble steam and we have scouts dressed as thin mint cookies as passengers.
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Girl Scouts Troop 60068, 4163, and 428http://www.troop60068.comUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedOur three troops are based in Arlington, Virginia. As girls of courage, confidence, and character, we participate in STEM activities, outdoor adventures, community events, and more. Go Girl Scouts!
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Grand Marshal Dan Dellinger and The American Legion/Alexandria Post 24http://www.valegionpost24.orgCommunity & Fraternal Organizations(Script for Announcer will be forthcoming.)
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HARD TIMES CHILI TRUCKhttp://fredp@hardtimes.comAnimal Units (other than equestrian)
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James Madison-4th President of the United Stateshttp://greatlittlemadison.comHistorical UnitsPresident James Madison joins us today as our 4th president of the United States. Under President Washington's administration he served as a Congressman from Virginia. Before President Washington's election as our nation's first president, Mr. Madison nominated him to preside over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. General Washington and Mr. Madison worked closely together to be the most prepared state when attending the convention that created our governmental system under the United States Constitution.
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KENA Shrinerhttp://www.kena.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsKENA SHRINERS, chartered in 1952, supports SHRINERS Hospitals for Children, a health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
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Kiwanis Club of Alexandriahttp://Alexandriakiwanis.orgAntique VehiclesThe Alexandria Kiwanis Club has been serving our community since 1921! Marching with us today are our Sponsored Leadership Clubs: T.C Williams High School Key Club, Robert E. Lee High School Key Club, and Jefferson Houston Middle School Builders' Club! We always welcome new members!
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Knights of Columbus, Potomac Assembly #2204http://fred2pgk@gmail.comCommunity & Fraternal Organizations
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Magnus Temple Marching ClubUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedMagnus Temple Marching Patrol lead by Illustrious Potentate Rob Bass has been in existing for over 100yrs. They have won numerous awards throughout the years and continuously volunteer and serve in the local communities. Just this past August 2018 during their annual session in New Orleans, LA. They placed first in their respective category and Captain of the year!
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Martha WashingtonAnimal Units (other than equestrian)
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Old Dominion Boat Clubhttp://rbanchoff@aol.comFloatsThe Old Dominion Boat Club, the birthplace of high school rowing in Alexandria, sponsors a select fall rowing program for elite high school rowers from across the area. Represented today are some of the 100 members of the ODBC crew. They train at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center, and compete in east coast head races, including the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia and the Head of the Charles in Boston. The Club, which has been a fixture on the Alexandria waterfront since 1880, is also represented today by a large contingent of marchers from the membership.
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Pack 301 Cub Scoutshttps://www.pack301stmarys.comYouth GroupsPack 301 conducts several community service activities throughout the year. Including: Greeting veterans at Honor Flights Laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery Placing flags on veterans graves st St. Mary Cemetery Food collection for a local food pantry
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Quantico Marine Bandhttps://www.quantico.marines.milUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedFood will be available at 11 a.m. for your unit. I think that should give you enough time to eat and change before your assemblage at 11:45 a.m. at the reviewing stand. But please let me know if you think this is not adequate. As before, in order to change clothes at the American Legion, you will need to park (briefly) on Cameron Street adjacent to the American Legion Building at 400 Cameron Street in order for your troops to disembark and enter the building. The bus (or busses) will then proceed south on Royal Street to Duke Street, then make a right turn on Duke Street, go one block to Pitt Street and make a left turn. Drive south on Pitt Street and park on Pitt Street south of Gibbon Street in the Bus Parking Area (shown on the attached Assembly Area Map). This Bus Parking Area is the location where your marching troops should come when they have finished marching in the Parade.
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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Companyhttp://www.rocklands.comAntique VehiclesLocal business since 2003...the truck is "all original" parts and has 20,986 miles
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Rooftop Chimney Sweepshttp://Rooftopchimneysweeps.comAnimal Units (other than equestrian)Dancing on rooftops and sweeping Alexandria's chimneys since 1978. "First in the hearths of our countrymen"
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Sheriff Dana Lawhorne / Combined Public Safety Honor Guardhttps://www.alexandriava.gov/SheriffHonor Guards & Color GuardsCombined Honor Guard of the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff's Office.
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Sons of The American Legion National Commanderhttps://www.legion.org/sonsUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedSons of The American Legion National Commander Greg K. Gibbs. https://www.legion.org/sons/nationalcommander Greg “Doc” Gibbs was born in Buffalo, NY, the son of a World War II combat Marine. Doc comes from a three-star WWII family where his father and his two uncles all served in WWII and in Korea. With his campaign motto of “Honoring the past…..Continuing the Legacy”, he looks forward to helping the national organization move forward and aiding the Legion as they approach their next 100 years of service to veterans, military, and youth.
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Sons of the American Revolution, George Washington Chapterhttp://www.gwsar.orgHistorical UnitsThe George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution have a long history, as a parade participating unit, in the George Washington Birthday Parade. Led by the Fredrick Town Fife & Drum Corps and the Virginia Society Color Guard, the Sons of the American Revolution is further represented by the SAR Virginia Society President, Peter Davenport and multiple members of SAR Chapters in Northern Virginia. The Sons of the American Revolution was founded in 1889 which also marked the 100th anniversary of George Washington taking the oath of office of the President of the United States. The charter was established by an Act of Congress and signed on 9 June 1906 by SAR Compatriot, President Theodore Roosevelt. It is the largest male lineage society in the U.S. and consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies with over 37,600 members. Prominent members have included sixteen U.S Presidents, Winston Churchill, and King Juan Carlos I of Spain. All members have proven descent from either someone who provided military service during the Cause for Independence, or provided material or financial support to the cause. Patriot ancestors are both male and female. The objects of our society are to be patriotic, historical and educational. Note: Mr. Edgar Bates is a member of the George Washington Chapter who currently serves on the George Washington Parade Planning Board.
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The Ballyshanershttp://Ballyshaners.orgUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedThe Ballyshaners have been promoting Irish American History, cultural significance and participation in the founding and development of our nation in particular to the founding and support of Alexandria, Va. since 1982 when we began the Old Town Alexandria Saint Patrick's Day Parade. the late Pat Troy and many other significant figures began this endeavor that we feel compelled to continue support their legacy in continuation of recognition of the contributions Irish Americans have made to U.S. history and Alexandria, Virginia.
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The Little Theatre of Alexandriahttp://www.thelittletheatre.comUnit Does Not Wish to be JudgedFounded in 1934, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is one of the oldest continuing community theaters in the entire nation, offering a year-round schedule of top quality shows, including musicals, comedies, murder mysteries, and dramas. Don't miss our next production, the classic comedy "You Can't Take it With You." LTA's dedicated theater in the heart of Old Town also houses an outstanding theater education program for children and adults, including a summer youth camp. For more information, please visit www.thelittletheatre.com
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The Old Line Liberty Color GuardHistorical UnitsThe Old Line Liberty Color Guard is a Revolutionary War Color Guard. We march to honor the patriotic soldiers who fought for our freedom in the American Revolution. We were honored last year with the Award for First place in Historic Marching units.
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Volunteer Alexandriahttp://www.volunteeralexandria.orgCommunity & Fraternal OrganizationsVolunteer Alexandria helps Alexandrians give back to this City with their whole heart, through volunteering. We make connections between volunteers and nonprofits or City agencies needing assistance the most. Volunteer Alexandria also wants to help keep you prepared for emergency's. Please visit our website Volunteer Alexandria . ORG (http://volunteeralexandria.org/) to find out all the ways you can help! And be ready when disasters strike!
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Washington Area Collectors Blue and Gold Military Vehicle Trusthttp://pjkerner@comcast.netAntique VehiclesThe Washington Area Collectors Blue and Gray Military Vehicle Trust (WACB&GMVT) is a group of military vehicle enthusiasts from Virginia, Maryland and DC who are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic military vehicles, educating citizens about these vehicles and honoring those who have served in uniform. The Washington Area Collectors of Military Vehicles was formed in 1976 and is dedicated to the preservation of historic military vehicles. Our members have a range of interests, from WWII vehicles to modern ones, but owning a military vehicle is not required for membership. The club sponsors the East Coast Military Vehicle Rally in May of each year, which has one of the largest Military Vehicle and Militaria Flea Markets in the country.
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Zelsman Powers Group, Realtorshttp://www.ZelsmanPowersGroup.comAntique VehiclesZelsman Powers Group at Coldwell Banker is among Alexandria's top producing realtors because they know Alexandria! If you're selling your home, be sure to call Michelle Zelsman at 202.390.8714 or Jimmie Powers at 703.932.5643.
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