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”

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

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
https://www.huntington.va.gov/
1540 Spring Valley Dr.
Huntington, WV 25704
304-429-6741

https://www.huntington.va.gov/locations/directions.asp

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:
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.

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