Fort Stevens Day 2023 Lincoln-Thomas Day 2023
Lincoln-Thomas Day - September 17, 2022
The Lincoln-Thomas Day commemorative program is observed annually at Fort Stevens on the third Saturday in September. We were happy to celebrate the occasion in typical (pre-Covid) fashion! Keynote Speaker was Mr. Asa Gordon honor; Special Recognition by the National Association of Colored Women's Club Inc. of Washington D.C. and Recognition of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Thank you to all who attended to honor the Great Emancipator, President Abraham Lincoln and Brightwood citizen Elizabeth Thomas, who was known as the owner of Fort Stevens.
National Wreaths Across America Day – December 15, 2018
45th Annual D.C. History Conference - November 2, 2018
As in the past several years, MRSPT again participated in this annual event through Board Members Barbara Johnson, Peter Kissel and Pat Tyson who shared the history and legacy of the Military Road School. They displayed a photo and literature exhibit on Friday, November 2nd, at the 45th Annual D.C. History Conference: “Mobility, Migration, and Movement,” held at the Van Ness campus of the University of the District of Columbia November 1-4.
In keeping with this year’s central theme “Be their witness,” Troop #224 of the Boy Scouts of America partnered with the National Park Service to place wreaths on the 43 tombstones of Civil War Confederate and Union soldiers buried at the Battleground National Cemetery, which is located near Fort Stevens in northwest Washington D.C. The event, presided over by Ms. Kym Elder, the Program Manager for the Civil War Defenses of Washington, included music rendered by the Montgomery Blair High School Chamber Choir. Ms. Loretta Neumann of the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington, who was introduced by our own Pat Tyson, offered remarks; and, joining military and other civilians, Ms. Tyson demonstrated MRSPT’s support for this event by placing two of the wreaths.