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24th Annual Founders Day in Hampton Roads Observance


In commemoration of the 405th anniversary of the African Holocaust Experience in America and In celebration of the 161st anniversary of the over 209,145 Afro-Union soldiers who had volunteered to “fight for the right to fight, for the right to fight to die, in the fight, to save the United States of America and defeat slavery.

Composite National Standard Regimental Colors
Dr. E. Curtis Alexander
United States Colored Troops Descendants

SPECIAL HIGHTLIGHTS. *The Placement, Unveiling Dedication of Memorial Markers for 3 Afro-Union Patriot Heroes. *The Placements of National Standard Flags at the Memorial Markers Site. *The Special Observance Rendition of the “NEGRO NATIONAL ANTHEM” by Jackson B. – “the great, great, great, great Grandson of Sgt. March Corprew. *Special Readings by Scholars from the HAMPTON ROADS BLACK HOME EDUCATORS organization.

SPECIAL SALUTE. *To The Descendants of Afro-Union Civil War Medal of Honor recipients, Army of the James/Butler Medal recipients and Gilmore Medal recipients.

Seating is LIMITED. Bringing a folding chair is suggested.

This memorial is the only one of its kind in the Commonwealth of Virginia dedicated to saluting Afro-Union soldier and Sailor Patriot heroes.

Event Info

  • Dates: May 27, 2024
  • Location: Unknown and Known Afro-Union Civil War Soldiers Memorial (Between Jerry Locker St & March Corprew Pl, Enoch Ridge Pl)
  • Address: 1001 Bells Mill Road, Chesapeake , VA 23322
  • Phone: (757) 547-5542
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free to the general public.