News Maker Tony Elar on a French and Indian War Foundation fundraiser

The French and Indian war foundation will attempt to refurbish Fort Loudoun in Winchester.

The foundation will need to raise funds to accomplish this major project.

We spoke to the foundation’s Marketing and Managing Director Tony Elar in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Tony told us of a birthday celebration for George Washington on Feb. 22.

We tell you about it now because there is a limited number of tickets available for the event.

Tony tells us what to expect at the event.

Click here for Tony’s interview.

If you would like to find out more about the foundation their events and tickets for the 22 click here.

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Experience George Washington’s election

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The Virginia Beer Museum in conjunction with the Virginia Regiment George Mercer Company and the French and Indian War Foundation are bringing you back in time.

Experience George Washington’s first political election to the House of Burgesses today at 5 pm at the Winchester Court House.

The event will take place in the exact location Washington won his election on July 24, 1758.

Era appropriate colonial style beer will be offered as it was flowing on his election day.

The legislators on his original election day consumed over 46 gallons of beer, 35 gallons of wine, and much more.

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Fun Fact June 14, 2021.

Today is Flag Day, but how did that come about?  In 1775, when the American Revolution broke out, the colonists were not fighting under a unified flag.  Most of the regiments were fighting the British under their own flags.  During a meeting of the Second Continental Congress in June of 1775 the Continental Army was formed, which also led to the first American flag.  It was comprised of 13 red and white alternating stripes and a Union Jack in the corner. For some, this was a little too close to the British flag.  George Washington realized that having a flag that even remotely resemble the British flag was not a great confidence builder.  According to History dot com, On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”   In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson, through a decree to mark the anniversary, made June 14th officially Flag Day.

Fun Fact June 14, 2021.