Veterans Day 2017

Honor the United States military members and Veterans of our great Nation!

Veterans Day 2017
Veterans Day 2017 – image courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

WVSSAR Newsletter Fall 2017

The WVSSAR Newsletter Fall 2017 edition is now available.

Our most sincere thanks and appreciation to Tom Galloway, the WVSSAR Newsletter Editor, for his dedication and excellent work that he always performs with the publishing of our West Virginia Society SAR Newsletter. Tom is also the President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter WVSSAR.

You can view and download the WVSSAR Newsletter Fall 2017 edition HERE

Assistance for Veterans Affected by Recent Hurricanes

The following message is from WVSSAR President Bill Lester about helping Veterans who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes..


Being a member of the VA Committee, I was present when disaster relief efforts were discussed at our meeting in Louisville 2 weeks ago. It was generally agreed that the Society should get involved helping the Veterans that were affected by the recent storms in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. This is the plan that was decided on as a result of that discussion. Continue reading “Assistance for Veterans Affected by Recent Hurricanes”

NSSAR Central District Meeting

The Compatriots of the West Virginia Society
Invite you to attend the
NSSAR Central District Meeting​
November 3-5, 2017, Parkersburg, West Virginia

The meeting schedule, registration form, and lodging information has been posted on the Central District website. Endorsement of candidates for national offices will occur at the business meeting held on November 4.

Click here to access the Central District website:

I look forward to seeing you at Fall Leadership and at the Central District meeting.

Bob Fish
Vice President General
Central District

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”

WVSSAR BoM Meeting

A reminder that the WVSSAR Board of Management meeting will be held on September 9, 2017 from 9:30am until 12:00pm at the Econ-O-Lodge located at Beckley WV.

1909 Harper Road (WV Route 3)
Beckley, WV 25801

directions to the Econ-O-Lodge at Beckley WV:
From the north on I-77 (TP), take the Beckley Exit #44 and then turn right and the motel is .5 miles on right. If travelling south, take Exit #44 and turn left and the motel is .6 miles on right.

Google map of Econ-O-Lodge at Beckley WV

additional information from Joe Khare:

The WVSSAR Board of Managers (BOM) will meet on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Econ-o-Lodge, 1909 Harper Road (WV Route 3), Beckley, WV, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A lot of business will be discussed at this meeting so maximum participation is encouraged.

Chapter Presidents are asked to provide a chapter activity report that covers the period since the last BOM meeting in April. They are encouraged to attend the meeting or send a representative. However, if no one from their chapter will attend, they should e-mail Joe Khare, WVSSAR Secretary-Treasurer, at their chapter report before the meeting.