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.

SAR Congress 2017 Photos

Compatriot Jay Frey has provided these two photos taken at the SAR Congress 2017.

SAR Congress 2017 WVSSAR Minuteman Awards
Newly inducted Minutemen awardees Lance Carter, Jack Coles, their wives and PG Mike Tomme
SAR Congress 2017 Youth Education Streamer Awards
Steve Hart is pictured with other recipients of the Youth Education streamer awardees

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.

Special Presentation SAR Patriot Medal – June 15, 2017

West Virginia Society SAR President William “Bill” Lester invites all Compatriots to attend a special presentation of the SAR Patriot Medal on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Huntington VA Medical Center, Huntington WV, in the Lincoln Conference Room located on the 1st floor. Please contact WVSSAR President Bill Lester for further information.

Huntington VA Medical Center
1540 Spring Valley Dr.
Huntington, WV 25704

Directions from I-64:
Take Exit 6; stay in the right lane
Turn left onto Madison Avenue (Madison Avenue becomes Piedmont Road)
Continue through two traffic lights until you reach a four-way stop; turn left at the stop sign onto Spring Valley Drive
Travel approximately 1 mile; turn left at the VA entrance road; the medical center is located at the top of the hill

Parking for patients and visitors is available in the parking garage and other designated parking areas. Signs are posted to assist with direction of traffic and parking areas. Volunteers operate a shuttle service to and from the parking garage and outlying parking areas to the entrance of the outpatient area.

Upcoming June 2017 Events

Compatriots & Friends,
There are a number of upcoming events that I would like to share with you and encourage your attendance.

June 10, Saturday @ 11am – Flag Certificate will be presented at Flat Top, WV.

June 14, Wednesday @ 6:14pm – Flag retirement ceremony at Fort Randolph. Gather up your tattered, torn and worn US flags, bring them to Fort Randolph where they will be retired properly with honor.

June 15, Thursday @ 6pm – Doug Wood will be presenting “Cultural Crossroads: Establishing the 17th Century Fur Trade in the Trans-Allegheny Region” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00pm and it free and open to the public.

June 17, Saturday @ 1pm – Memorial service for Larry Freshwater who was a 24 year member of Daniel Boone Chapter, chapter President, a State officer and board member. The memorial service will be held at Larry’s graveside in Eventide Cemetery in Spencer. Directions: If coming from Ripley, turn left on Route 14 at Go Mart in Spencer, proceed about a mile to Eventide Cemetery on the left. If driving from Spencer turn right on to Route 14 at the Go Mart, proceed about a mile, turn left into Eventide Cemetery.

June 18, Sunday @ 11am – Historical church service followed by Patriot grave marking (12pm) at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, WV

June 20, Tuesday @ 10am – WVSAR Color Guard Muster at the Capitol for West Virginia Day Celebration – tentative…

Rich Greathouse
President, Daniel Boone Chapter
West Virgnia SAR