Del. Lashrecse D. Aird, D-Petersburg, handed Hopewell City Manager Mark Haley a proclamation Saturday during Hopewell’s 100th anniversary ceremony outside the City Municipal Building as Del. Riley E. Ingram, R-Hopewell, looked on.

Major General Darrell K. Williams, commander of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, gave the “Centennial Oration” during The City of Hopewell’s 100th Year Anniversary Ceremony and Proclamation Saturday, July 2, 2016, outside the City Municipal Building.

Hopewell Vice Mayor Christina Luman-Bailey speaks during The City of Hopewell’s 100th Year Anniversary Ceremony and Proclamation Saturday, July 2, 2016, outside the City Municipal Building.

Hopewell Mayor Brenda S. Pelham passes the baton to Major General Darrell K. Williams, commander of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, during The City of Hopewell’s 100th Year Anniversary Ceremony and Proclamation Saturday, July 2, 2016, outside the City Municipal Building. Suzanne Jackson, CEO of John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, watches on right. The baton began its journey at John Randolph when they celebrated their 100th last year. Fort Lee will celebrate a hundred years in 1917.

Women fan themselves during The City of Hopewell’s 100th Year Anniversary Ceremony and Proclamation Saturday, July 2, 2016, outside the City Municipal Building.