Foreman’s Massacre Remembered

Foreman's Massacre Memorial
Foreman’s Massacre Memorial

The Fort Henry Chapter and the Wheeling Chapter, DAR presented a memorial service on September 1, 2017 at the Foreman’s Massacre monument in McMechen, WV to mark the 240th anniversary of the event. Participating were McMechen mayor Gregg Wolfe, Central District VPG Robert B. Fish, Jr., WVSSAR president Bill Lester, Debi Smith, regent, Wheeling DAR and Jay Frey, president Fort Henry Chapter. Special guests included descendants of Foreman’s company including compatriots Donald Brown (Capt. James Neal Chapter) and Rick Greathouse (Daniel Boone Chapter). Twelve color guardsmen representing WVSSAR chapters Daniel Boone, Fort Henry, Capt. James Neal, Point Pleasant and Capt. Ralph Stewart together with Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR and George Washington Chapter, PASSAR presented the colors and fired a musket salute. Wreaths were presented at the monument. Continue reading “Foreman’s Massacre Remembered”

General Andrew Lewis Chapter Meeting

Confederate Spy Nancy Hart, portrayed by Dovie Dunn, will be featured at the July 13 meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter. Hart’s spying activities in the Mountain State during the Civil War were thrill-seeking.

Make plans now to see this outstanding one-woman performance. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, 1338 Enslow Blvd., Huntington.

Refreshments will be served and the performance is open to the public.

Memorial Service for Larry Freshwater updated

The Daniel Boone Chapter SAR will be performing a memorial service for Larry Freshwater, who was a 24 year member of Daniel Boone Chapter.

The memorial service originally scheduled at Eventide Cemetery located along Route 14 north of Spencer, WV for Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11am has been rescheduled for June 17, 2017 at 11am at  the same location.

Any questions or for further information, please contact Rick Greathouse, President of the Daniel Boone Chapter SAR.

Eventide Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.81170, Longitude: -81.36190
Spencer, Roane County, WV 25276

Point Pleasant Chapter Presents Award

The Point Pleasant WVSSAR awarded Miss Jocelynn Wilson the SAR Good Citizen Pin and Certificate on Jan. 28 , 2017 .Ms. Wilson ,2016 Battle Days Queen, has been selected West Virginia Fairs Queen to represent the great state of West Virginia during 2017. Joce was honored at a well attended reception.  The WVSSAR Color Guard posted colors and provided event invocation.

Pt Pleasant Chapter Award 28 Jana 2017
Compatriots : Bob Grumbling, Ed Cromley, Jack  Coles, Cary Campbell
with Jocelynn Wilson

article and photo by Bob Grumbling

Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony

The George Rogers Clark Chapter SAR will conduct a Patriot Grave Marking ceremony on Tuesday, August 9 at 11 AM. The Patriot is Peter Lynch and his grave is located in Jackson Cemetery on East Pike Street in Clarksburg. You can find it by exiting US Route 50 West at the Joyce Street exit. The go to the intersection with the stoplight by the railroad tracks and turn left. About 100 yards on your left will be Jackson Park and cemetery.

We hope that chapter members can attend as well as spouses, guests and DAR members while we honor an individual who significantly contributed to the founding of our country.