Laying a wreath at the George Washington Statue

When 9-year old Vivian Thomasson of Montesano heard about the wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington’s statue, she called her grandparents in Ocean Shores and said, “Let’s go.” Washington’s statue, located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, was a project of the Rainier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and dedicated in 1909. The tradition of laying a wreath at the statue has endured for more than 70 years under the leadership of various Seattle Chapters of the DAR. This year the ceremony took place on Feb. 20, Presidents Day.

Vivian, shown holding her wreath, is the daughter of Steve and Sara Thomasson of Montesano. She was accepted into CAR (Children of the American Revolution) last fall. Next to her is her grandmother, Joyce Thomasson, of the Robert Gray Chapter of DAR. Looking on is Vivian’s grandfather, Lee Thomasson, of the Alexander Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.