The Richard Henry Lee Chapter, Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
Northern Neck Family YMCA executive director Mark Favazza will be the guest speaker, reported Spike Nunn. Favazza will highlight central ideals that run deep in America and truths that had their inception with the Albany Plan. The plan suggested articles for the union and was presented by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 and later developed in more detail through the Declaration of Independence penned primarily by Thomas Jefferson. Ultimately the Albany Plan came to full fruition at the Continental Congress in 1787 with the framing of the Constitution.
“All of the key players in this story are giants in history and while some were front and center, and others reluctant as politicians, I feel it is imperative that we all be reminded often of this important and defining thread in our history,” said Favazza.
He majored in religion and minored in history at Baylor University and has a master’s of divinity from Southwestern Seminary.
His interest in American history began when he was old enough to discover a connection with George Washington in that they share the same birthday, said Nunn. That connection has sparked a life-long study of the American Revolution and the significance and influence of the Founding Fathers.
Favazza and his wife, Vicki, have two grown children, Matthew and Elizabeth. Favazza has pastored churches in Texas and Missouri and earlier served as a YMCA executive in Missouri.
When not at the Northern Neck YMCA, he can be found reading a historical novel or acting or directing with The Lancaster Players, where he serves as president.
The Richard Henry Lee Chapter looks forward to Favazza’s speech, said Nunn.