Captain Christopher Pasco, Deputy Defense Attaché, Embassy of France was the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the Yorktown Victory Day Luncheon sponsored by The District of Columbia Sons of the American Revolution. The celebration of the 237th Anniversary of the American Victory at Yorktown was held at Patton Hall on the grounds of Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia on October 27, 2018. Some of the heroes honored included Major General Gilbert, Marquis de Lafayette; Lieutenant General Jean Baptist, Comte de Rochambeau; and Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, Comte de Grasse.
Captain Pasco was introduced by Vice President General Peter Arrott Dixon. The Captain spoke of the historical significance of the French intervention during the Revolutionary War and of the continuing friendship and cooperation on matters of mutual concern between the people of France and the United States of America. Past President Dixon presented to Captain Pasco the SAR Certificate of Appreciation.
During the luncheon, four new members were introduced and administered the oath by DC SAR Secretary Paul Hays. The new members are Jamal Michael Habibi, 29, Government Affairs Director for the national PTA; Lt. James Wolcott Rice, 32, a Navy surface warfare officer; and father and son, Bradley Jason (39) and Dylan Gatliff Zimmer (15). Bradley is a medically retired Army Ranger who now serves as a Senior Intelligence Operations Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security. Following the induction ceremony, Bradley was also awarded the SAR War Service Medal for his tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terror.
On February 9, 2019 The Embassy of France will host the annual DC SAR Sweethearts and Patriots Gala benefitting organizations supporting veterans. The beneficiaries for this event will be Disabled American Veterans and l’AssociationTerre Fraternité. For more Information to go: https://www.facebook.com/SweetheartsandPatriots/