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


National Flag Day Proclamation 2017

Flag Day Proclamation 22 May 2017
National Flag Day
June 14, 2017

June 14th, is National Flag Day, a day when Americans celebrate the meaning of their nation’s flag, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate those around them to its significance. The Flag of the United States is to be honored and carries with it both history and traditions. There are three Flag Acts which are laws that sought to define the design of the flag of the United States. Continue reading “National Flag Day Proclamation 2017”

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

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.

General Andrew Lewis Chapter Meeting

Civil War Historian Matthew A Perry will be the featured speaker at  the Thursday, May 11, chapter meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter.

Perry’s lecture will be “The Bloody Seventh: West Virginia’s Banner Regiment of the Civil War” which is based on his new book of the same title.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Enslow Park Presyberian Church, 1338 Enslow Blvd., Huntington.

All are invited. Refreshments will be served.

DAR Finder Form

A member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) may receive the SAR Appreciation Medal for referring at least five new SAR members.  The count will be maintained by use of the DAR Finder Form.  The form is provided here for your use.

WVSSAR chapters are encouraged to submit the DAR Finder Form with SAR applications when DAR members refer candidates for SAR membership.  For additional information, please contact Frank C. “Joe” Khare, WVSSAR DAR Liaison, at FrankK5600@aol.com or (304) 876-3817.

You can download a copy of the DAR Finder Form from HERE

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

WVSSAR Newsletter Spring 2017

The WVSSAR Newsletter Spring 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 Spring 2017 edition HERE