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Waynesboro GOP honors George Washington

The Waynesboro Republicans are men and women of principle. Their goal is to defend the Constitution, with energy, courage and good humor.

Published in the News Virginian, February 3, 2016

This is an invitation. I cordially invite you and your family to attend the Annual Washington’s Birthday Breakfast. The purpose of the event is to remember the greatness of our first President.

Although the breakfast is hosted by the men and women of the Waynesboro Republican Committee, it is not political. No politics will be discussed. The morning will be solely devoted to telling the amazing story of George Washington and the founding of America.

George Washington is righty called the Father of our Country, for without his leadership we would not have won our independence. Also, without Washington, there would not have been a Convention to draft the Constitution, which is not only our founding document, but the model for numerous other constitutions in countries around the world.

After the death of George Washington in December 1799, Congress commissioned Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee to write the eulogy of his close friend and fellow soldier. In particular, one phrase from the oration is remembered and quoted today, after 217 years. Henry Lee wrote that George Washington was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” And so he was.

The guest speaker at the breakfast will be History Professor Sam Smith from Liberty University. Sam is a master story-teller. His presentation is entitled “George Washington at Valley Forge.” The talk has been crafted to appeal to both young and old.

Dr. Sam Smith received his BA and MA from Bob Jones University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. His primary research has been in the intellectual and religious development of the Colonial and Revolutionary South. Dr. Smith has taught history for the past twelve years, and is an authority on the American Revolution.

The breakfast is not a fund-raiser. Instead, it is a fund-loser, as the Waynesboro Republicans will underwrite some of the costs so that families with children can afford to attend.

Here are the details. The Washington’s Birthday Breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 20th, at the Elks Lodge, 1700 Harvard Road, Waynesboro. The program will begin at 9:00 am and conclude about 10:30.

One especially well-liked part of the program includes the giving away of books about George Washington as door prizes. A number of volumes have been selected to be of interest to those of different ages.

Reservations are required. The Committee needs to notify those who will prepare the food how many guests to expect. To make reservations call Phyllis Hollowell at (540) 943-2959, or Sandy Adams at (540) 942-1880.

The cost: 0 – 12 are free. 13 – 17 are $6.00. 18 and over are $12.00. Reservations should be paid when you arrive. Cash or check only. The Committee cannot accept credit cards.

The breakfast will be an inspiring and uplifting morning. If you love America, then this is for you.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ken Adams at (540) 942-1880 or WRinfo@lumos.net. For additional information about the breakfast and the Waynesboro Republican Committee, Google the words “Waynesboro Republicans” to find our website.

It is the goal of the men and women of the Waynesboro Republican Committee to keep the legacy of George Washington alive in the hearts of all. We hope to see you on Saturday, February 20th.

Ken Adams is the Chairman of the Waynesboro Virginia Republican Committee.