Knight Essay Award Presented

Logan Bland receives Knight Essay Award.
Logan Bland receives Knight Essay Award. Photo by permission of Kathy Brumfield.

Logan Bland receiving medal and certificate for winning Knight Essay contest. Wyoming East teachers Katie Cox and Christy Cardwell presented the award.

Compatriot Ira Cook of the Capt. Ralph Stewart Chapter SAR works with area schools to encourage student participation.

Photo by permission of Kathy Brumfield; article submitted by Compatriot Robert Tilley.

Wreaths Across America requesting Reenactors and Living Historians

Wreaths Across America 2016
Wreaths Across America 2016

Wreaths Across America is requesting 200 volunteer reenactors and Living Historians to participate in their first Living History Tribute at Arlington National Cemtery on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

What is Wreaths Across America?
WAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2007 as an extension of The Arlington Wreath Project, with over 1,100 participating locations in all 50 states, and 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil.

What began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery (See: The Arlington Story – How the Arlington Wreath Project was born) has now become a national organization with over 1,100 participating locations – all focused on the mission to Remember , Honor, and Teach. Continue reading “Wreaths Across America requesting Reenactors and Living Historians”

Battle Days 2016 Wreaths Photo

Compatriot Bob Grumbling provided this photo of the wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Battle Days 2016 celebration held at Point Pleasant, WV.

Battle Days 2016 Wreath Ceremony
Battle Days 2016 Wreath Ceremony, photo by Bob Grumbling

WV History Day at the Legislature

The WVSSAR will have a display table number 34 at the West Virginia History Day at the Legislature on January 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to2:00 pm, located in the Display Hall on the first floor of the State Capitol Bldg 1, 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Charleston WV 25305.