18 Nov 2015 Rixeyville, VA
At the Monthly Meeting of the Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Culpeper Minutemen Chapter Treasurer Don Jennings, assisted by prospective member Lindsay Schaff (a former member of the Little Fork Company), presented a replica of the 1775 Culpeper Minutemen Battle Flag to the Little Fork Volunteers. These modern-day patriots are carrying on the tradition of the men of the Little Fork Community who volunteered in 1775 to serve with the Culpeper Minutemen under a flag like the one we presented to them today. Presentation of these replica battle flags to deserving organizations has been a chapter initiative for the past two years. These flags have previously been presented to the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter NSDAR, the Culpeper City Council, the Culpeper County High School JROTC Honor Guard, and the Eastern View High School JRTOC Honor Guard.
14 Nov 2015 Virginia Beach, VA
submitted by Edward Douglas, Secretary, Norfolk Chapter
The Commemoration of the Battle of Kempes Landing took place today, November 14, 2015 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, VA. The event was organized by Mr. James Carver of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
At Kempes Landing patriot militia forces ambushed a force of British soldiers, but opened fire too soon and spoiled their surprise. Seven patriot militiamen were killed and eighteen were captured. The British suffered only one wounded.
11 Nov 2015 Leesburg, VA
Virginia SAR Participants, left to right: Past Virginia SAR President Larry McKinley, Past Virginia SAR Registrar Jack Sweeney, Past Fairfax Resolves President Bill Price, Fairfax Resolves President Vern Eubanks, Virginia SAR President Reverdy Wright, Virginia SAR COlor Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt, and Don Cooper of the Fairfax Resolves (also a member of the Memorial Committee).
On Veteran's Day 2015 the Loudoun Revolutionary War Memorial Committee, part of the Patriot Project, honored the men, women, and children of Loudoun County who participated in and supported our struggle for independence with the dedication of a bronze statue depicting a patriot family. The sculptor, Jay Hall Carpenter, captured the spirit of sacrifice by the whole family as the young husband and father answered the call to fight for liberty.
11 Nov 2015 Yorktown, VA
submitted by Lewis de Seife
Members of the Williamsburg Chapter of SAR held a ceremony on Veterans' Day, November 11th honoring some of our earliest veterans - the 158 Patriots buried in the Colonial Williamsburg Palace Garden. These 156 men and two women died at the former Governor's Palace when it was used as a hospital for wounded or ill American soldiers during and after the Battle of Yorktown.
The Culpeper Minutemen Chapter SAR and the Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR co-hosted a Genealogy Workshop today. 27 volunteers from both chapters and 31 attendees listened to Genealogist General John Sinks talk during lunch on "Who Was a Culpeper Minuteman?" and attended eight sessions on various genealogy topics, including one on "SAR Requirements and Resources" by Virginia Society Registrar Mike Taimi.
Five door prizes were provided by Family Tree DNA and Ancestry.com. Family Tree DNA also provided all who attended a $30 discount on their most popular tests. All attendees were provided a free continental breakfast and a hot lunch. The workshop has been held on the first Saturday in November for several years by the Fauquier Court House Chapter, and this is the first year that the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter has co-hosted.