The spring WVSSAR Board of Management meeting scheduled for March 21 and the WVSSAR annual dinner and meeting scheduled for April 17 and 18 have been cancelled due to an abundance of caution for the corona virus outbreak.
As additional information about future meetings and events is available, it will be posted.
Compatriot JAMES JEFFERSON GOODE, 94, of Huntington, widower of Lois Tillie Frampton Goode, died February 27, 2020 in The Woodlands Retirement Community. A member of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, he served as chaplain of the WVSSAR for many years and was a West Virginia History Hero. He was owner of Huntington Church Furniture Company.
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
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”