Fort Myer in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Commander in Chief's Oak
This oak tree was dedicated by the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, on August 7, 1989, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the establishment of the War Department under the United States Constitution. It honors the men and women of the Armed Forces who, since the founding of the Republic, serve under oath to “support and defend” the Constitution.
Soils collected from Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia; Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Washington D.C.; New York City; Wyoming and Texas were deposited in the ceremony, in which the Honorable Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense and the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army, also participated.
Erected 1989 by U.S. Department of Defense.
Location. 38° 52.919′ N, 77° 4.954′ W. Marker is in Fort Myer, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Reba Place, on the right when traveling north on Sheridan Avenue. Click for map. The oak tree and marker are north of the parking lot, west of Summerall Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Myer Historic District (within shouting distance First Flight of an Airplane on a U.S. Army Installation (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Etholen Selfridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Firsts in Aeronautics at Fort Myer (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial of Military Aviation (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Whipple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John C. McKinney Memorial Stables (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Myer.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 247 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.