Photo by Ian Chini


Tripp Butler decided to call on members of the Sons of the American Revolution when it came to properly displaying the flag at Virginia Community Bank at 701 S. Main Street. With proper mounting and lighting, the symbol of American freedom proudly stands not far from its entrance. At night, it shines brightly. Last Friday, members of the group’s Color Guard presented the bank with a framed certificate for their patriotism. There are 27 chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Focused on patriotism, history and education, the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter serves Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. The bank’s president was encouraged to join the group which consists of members who are of lineal descent of an ancestor who supported the war for American independence. Pictured (l-r) Virginia Community Bank President and CEO A. Preston Moore, Jr., Branch Operations Manager Courtney M. Bristow, Commercial Banking Vice-President William T. (Tripp) Butler, III, SAR President Bill Schwetke and SAR members Larry Alexander and Donald Jennings.