Battle Days Memorial Service – October 10, 2020

Battle Days Memorial Service will be held on 10 October 2020 at 10:00 am.  It will be a combined live/virtual event. 

Battle Days Memorial Service 
Date: October 10, 2020
Time: 10am
Where: Tu-Endie-Wei Park, Point Pleasant, WV

Please email your participation choice to:

Previous announcement indicated a different arrangement, but since the original notice we found it can be all done on the actual anniversary of the battle.


Fall Board of Management Meeting

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The WVSSAR Board of Management will hold its fall meeting at 10:00 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods West Virginia.

The in-person meeting room will be arranged to observe social distancing safety measures. There is also the option to participate via Zoom virtual conferencing.

Please contact WVSSAR President John Turley to inform him if you plan to attend in person or virtually so that he can make the appropriate arrangements for you. He can be reached at

Dr. John A. Turley Elected WVSSAR President

Delegates who participated in the May 30, 2020 virtual Annual Meeting approved the 2020 – 21 slate with the exception of the contested office of president. Delegates were sent paper ballots for the election of president. Ballots had to be postmarked no later than June 2, 2020 and sent to Nominating Committee Chair William H. Lester. He and J. Paul Chapman, president of the John Beckley Chapter and D. Wayne Harvey, WVSSAR Historian, tabulated the ballots cast for the two candidates, Compatriot Turley and Compatriot Rhendal C. Butler.

With Dr. Turley’s election, Compatriot Butler will serve as First Vice President, the office for which he was chosen by the Nominating Committee for the 2020 – 21 slate.

Call for Volunteers Boy Scout Jamboree, 2021


The SAR National Eagle Scout Committee will have a booth at the 2021 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The jamboree will take place at the Summit, situated in the wilds of West Virginia, at Glen Jean.

We will need compatriots to man the booth. We need at least 25 volunteers, so we can have 3 people each day. The jamboree is July 21 – 30, 2021.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Compatriot Harold T. (Ted) Cox, Jr., president Captain James Neal Chapter, (304) 464-5902.

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 or (304) 876-3817.

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

General Andrew Lewis Chapter Meeting

Well-known Historian Karen Nance will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, May 12 meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter. Nance’s topic will be “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in the Tri-State”.

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

Refreshments will the served and is open to the public.