Williamsburg Chapter SAR Flag Recognition Committee Chair George R. Corbett presented a Certificate of Commendation to the James City County Law Enforcement Center in recognition of exemplary Patriotism in the display of the American flag. Accepting the award is Lt. Jeremy Barnett, James City County Police.
Virginia compatriots celebrated our country and our national pastime at the Norfolk Tides-Durham Bulls AAA baseball game at Harbor Park, Norfolk, on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Chris Melhuish led a color guard for the opening flag ceremony when the 12,131 in attendance sang the National Anthem. The SAR group numbered 23 including President Sam Bass of the new Nansemond Indian Patriots Chapter, a total of 10 SAR members (7 from the sponsoring Norfolk Chapter), a prospective member, wives, and friends. All had a great time and the Tides won in the 10th inning. The after game fireworks were fantastic and the event provided good publicity for SAR.
Below photo: Left to right in the color guard photo are: Jeffrey Brown (Thomas Nelson, Jr.), Ken Hawkins (President Norfolk), Bruce Meyer (Thomas Nelson, Jr.), Captain Chris Melhuish (Norfolk), and John Rogerson (Norfolk Tides).
Submitted by Tom Whetstone, Vice President Norfolk SAR
Specialist Raymond McKennon, United States Army (Retired) was presented the SAR Wounded Warrior Challenge Coin by Colonel William Grayson Chapter Compatriot Barry Schwoerer at the Serve our Willing Warriors Retreat in Haymarket on Friday, 24 August.
Specialist McKennon was wounded in Iraq while serving with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment. His wounds resulted in medical retirement with 100% disability.
Following the presentation of the SAR Wounded Warrior Coin, Compatriot Schwoerer conducted Operation Ancestor Search for Specialist McKennon and presented him with a subscription to Ancestry.com. Specialist McKennon received information allowing him to develop a personal Family Tree on Ancestry.com and how to import genealogical documents from Ancestry.com searches into his Family Tree.
Submitted by Barrett Swink
Below: L-R: Specialist Raymond McKennon, Compatriot Barry Schwoerer.
Andrew Hess and David Hess received Certificates of Membership in the National Society, SAR. From the left are Chapter Registrar James Hess, (son) Andrew, (grandson) David, and Chapter President William Greaf. Their patriot ancestor, David Morgan, was a Captain in the Pennsylvania Militia and is memorialized in West Virginia as a “grand” Indian fighter.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart
18-19 Aug 2018 Mattanock Town, VA
Several Members of the new Nansemond Indian Patriots Chapter helped organize and conduct the 30th Annual Nansemond Indian Pow Wow. For two days the Nansemond Nation and friends celebrated with dance and music. Each day's celebration was begun when the Eagle Staff was paraded into the arena. The Virginia SAR Color Guard participated in this parade to honor the Nansemond Nation and their patriot ancestors who supported the American Revolution. The Nansemond Indian Patriot Chapter compatriots were augmented by members of the Culpeper Minutemen, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Nelson, Jr. chapters, who marched in the color guard and manned a recruiting booth for the SAR.
The Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a certificate to both the Novant Health University of Virginia Health System Prince William Medical Center and the Novant Health University of Virginia Health System Haymarket Medical Center through Justin Jordan and John Williams, representatives of both facilities. The presentation took place at the Manassas Medical Center on August 17, 2018. Presenting the certificates on behalf of the Colonel William Grayson Chapter was Dave Button, Flag Committee Chairman. Pictured in the photograph are Dave Button, Flag Committee Chairman, Justin Jordan NHUVA Health System, and John Williams NHUVa Health System.
Eagle Scouts were awarded NSSAR Certificates of Recognition at a Court of Honor of BSA Troop 300 of King of Glory Lutheran Church on August 7, 2018. Certificates were presented by Harley Stewart, past-president of Williamsburg Chapter. Eagle Scouts are (left) Cristopher Coven and (right) Ryan Rivas.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart