The promotion of a military member was celebrated with a few traditions on Friday.
A “frocking ceremony” was held for Colonel Kevin Guthrie at the Historical Pohick Episcopal Church in Lorton.
During a frocking ceremony, a military officer who has been selected for promotion will usually wear the new insignia before the advancement takes effect.
Members of the the Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution (VSSAR) were among the event participants, according to a release.
The chapter, based out of Gainesville area, is named after Colonel William Grayson, a Revolutionary War hero, a former senator, and a former county resident.
Attendees dressed in colonial uniforms and other clothing from that time period.
VASSAR compatriots acted as greeters, colonial guards and special guards.
Author and Colonel William Grayson Chapter member Paul Chase also provided Guthrie with a copy of his book, “The American Revolution: A Compendium of Terms and Topics.”
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