As, I come to the end of my three years of service as President of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter, I like General George Washington will soon pass the reigns of leadership to a successor. As, I take leave of my office, the many warm memories, which each of you have written on my heart, have strengthened my sense of gratitude for the unique opportunity given to me as your President. I myself merit no praise, but owe every success to the cheerful assistance, I have experienced, from you my friends and bothers, in our great cause to preserve the memory of our ancestors. Like George Washington, I will soon also forego the honor of Commanding but also like him, I will never abandon my responsibility to serve my country or fail to support each of you and our chapter. Washington told his men, that he was bound to them by duty and I, like the General, now offer my fidelity and stand ready to offer my services freely at your command.
Mark R. Day