At the October GBC Board meeting, Bill Snyder, longtime member of the Board, was honored upon his retirement for his years of faithful and effective service. Bill served as vice-president of the Board for over a decade and was highly respected for his wise counsel and sound guidance. His great appreciation of the history of our country and his deep sense of patriotism were manifest in his service not only to the GBC but also with his long time leadership in the Sons of the American Revolution. Bill was named an Honorary Board Member for Life and presented a cup in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the Board. The Board was privileged to have Ann Snyder, Bill’s wife, present on this occasion.
The citation in his honor reads as follows.
WHEREAS Bill Snyder has been a trusted board member and officer of the Guilford Battleground Company for many years,
And WHEREAS he has announced plans to retire after years of arduous service,
And WHEREAS Bill has been advocating and working for the protection of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park far longer than most other board members have even been alive,
And WHEREAS some even question if he was here on that fateful March 15th, 1781,
And WHEREAS his sound counsel and rock steady judgment will be sorely missed in the future,
And WHEREAS his love for the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and what it represents to our country and community will only deepen in the future as will as our esteem and affection for him,
Therefore be it resolved by the board of directors of the Guilford Battleground Company that Bill Snyder is hereby declared an Honorary Board Member for life of the Guilford Battleground Company,
And is due all the recognition, privileges, powers, and perks that such an esteemed position should enjoy.
Given In All Respect this 11 Aug 2011,
Frank Mascia, President
Guilford Battleground Company