The Colonel Aquila Hall Chapter was first organized and chartered on September 10, 1920, primarily through the efforts of the Honorable James H. Preston of Baltimore and the Honorable Walter Preston of Bel Air. It was the first Chapter in the State of Maryland, but soon fell inactive. Efforts by Armard V. Motsinger in 1968 to bring it back were unsuccessful.
As in past years, the General William Smallwood Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will sponsor the Memorial Day observances at the Veterans Memorial Park in Woodmont Triangle at the intersection of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda.
The ceremonies will occur on Monday, May 29th beginning at 10:30 am.
We are pleased to invite you to our spring meeting. I have attached the invitation for your review. This year we have a representative from Hagerstown Park and Recreation presenting on the Hager house. We hope you will be able to attend.
Today we have received word from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, James J. Jackson, director of The United States of America Vietnam Commemoration congratulating our Little Meadows Chapter on Volunteering to become a Commemorative Partner and our willingness to assist this nation in properly thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families.