The keynote speaker is Brigadier General John “Jack” W. Mountcastle, U.S. Army (Retired). John W. (Jack) Mountcastle is from Richmond, VA. Graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1965, he began serving as an Army officer in 1966. He commanded tank units in the USA, Vietnam, and Germany. During the 1970s, BG Mountcastle earned an MA and PhD from Duke University and taught Military History at West Point. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1994, he assumed the duties of the Army Chief of Military History in Washington, D.C. BG Mountcastle returned to Richmond upon retiring from the Army in 1998. He has led numerous tours of World War II battle areas in Europe. Currently, he teaches Civil War history courses at the University of Richmond, lectures at the Virginia Historical Society, and leads historical tours of Civil War sites.
Special music by Brass 5. The latest installment of veteran bricks will also be dedicated.
Admission is free until noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. No coolers or pets. Call (540) 586-3329 for more information.