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”
Compatriot Tom Galloway, President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, has just released their latest General Andrew Lewis Chapter Newsletter. You can view it HERE
Compatriot John Blair of the Daniel Boone Chapter has created a Daniel Boone Chapter Newsletter. You can view it HERE
Compatriot Jay Frey has provided these two photos taken at the SAR Congress 2017.
Compatriot Jay Frey has shared some photos taken at the WVSSAR Annual Dinner and Meeting held on April 21-22, 2017. You can view the photos HERE
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.
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
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.
article and photo by Bob Grumbling
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
90th Annual Meeting and Dinner
West Virginia State Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Sonneborn Gates, Wheeling Park