Historic marker honoring Washington family to be dedicated at Pohick Church

William Brown sign

Pohick Church dedicated a Virginia Historical Highway Marker honoring Revolutionary War physician General William Brown last year for Veterans Day.

Pohick Church, home congregation of several of our nation’s Founding Fathers, will hold a Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at 9 a.m. and unveil a Virginia Historical Highway Marker commemorating “The Washingtons at Pohick Church.”

The new marker, one of 11 new markers approved by the state in March, will include text describing how “Washington served several terms as church warden and is credited with leading the effort to replace the old Pohick Church … with a new building that opened here in 1774.”

The marker dedication will feature music from the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, remarks from representatives of several historical organizations, a moment of silence at the grave of Revolutionary War physician General William Brown, M.D., and opening/closing prayers.

Following the ceremony — at around 9:30 a.m. — there will be a “Care for the Troops” reception inside the church, followed by the debut of a video presentation about congregant Anne Arnhart, a World War II Army nurse who resides at The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods.

A colonial church service will take place after the festivities at 11 a.m.

Pohick Church dedicated a separate Virginia Historical Highway Marker honoring Brown at last year’s Veterans Day ceremony.

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