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Dr. Charles Harmon Boggs of the Fort Harrison Chapter, and 26 year member of the Virginia SAR, passed away recently. He had been Virginia SAR Surgeon 2003-2004, Fairfax Resolves President 1993-1994, and member of several state and national SAR committees. His obituary in The Roanoke Times can be found here.
The George Washington Chapter VASSAR and the Kate Waller Barrett Chapter VADAR conducted the annual Veteran's Day commemoration and wreath laying at General Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon at 2:15 pm on November 11.. The wreath was presented by Col John Brigden, USA (Ret) and Cdr. Joseph Famme, USN (Ret). Kate Waller Barrett VADAR Chapter Regent Kathy Gray and George Washington VASSAR Chapter President Paul Walden gave remarks. George Washington Chapter Vice President Ernest Coggins served as Master of Ceremonies. The VASSAR Color Guard presented colors and Fifer Don Francisco provided the music accompaniment. Despite the cold weather, we had a large turnout from the public.
Cdr. Joseph Famme and Col. John Brigden present wreath
George Washington Chapter President Ernest Coggins leads the ceremony while the VASSAR Color Guard presents colors
report by CWG President Mike Taimi
11 Nov 2017 Manassas Historic Court House, VA
Seven members of CWG Chapter attended a commemoration of World War I Veterans sponsored by the Elizabeth McIntosh Hammill Chapter (EMHC), DAR. The Commemoration was held at the Historic Manassas Court House. CWG Chapter provided flags of the United States and State of Virginia and participated in Color Guard for presentation of Colors, with CWG member Barry Schwoerer acting as Color Guard Commander and carrying the Virginia State flag.
The program remembered those men who served in WWI who were family members of EMHC members. The names of Prince William County men who made the ultimate sacrifice were read and a moment of silence given for their service.
CWG Chapter members attending were: William “Bill” Broadus, President Mike Taimi, Vice President Barry Schwoerer, Secretary Ken Morris, Dave Button, Sean Schwoerer, and Jacob Schwoerer
Twenty-Four of the Virginia Society's Twenty-Seven Chapters Have Presented Flag Certificates in 2017
Chapters that have not presented Flag Certificates:
General William Campbell Chapter
Overmountain Men Chapter
report submitted by Barry Schwoerer
report by Rockbridge Volunteers Chapter President Greg Jewett
report by Colonel George Waller Chapter President Bob Vogler
report from Richmond Chapter Flag Chairman Robert Halpern
report by Barry Schwoerer
The Colonel William Grayson Chapter Flag Committee Chairman, Kevin Schwoerer, presented a NSSAR Flag Certificate to the Schenkl family of Aldie, Virginia on 22 April. He also presented Navy Veterans Adam and Trisha Schenkl, Certificates of Appreciation for their military service.
report by past Virginia SAR President Phil Williams.
The Thomas Jefferson Chapter presented a flag certificate to Thomas Dolan, former Nassau County, N.Y., police helicopter pilot who was present in NYC on 9/11. Also pictured is neighbor Aubry Breeden, who received our flag certificate a few years ago. They are with Compatriot Fr. Henry Minich, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, VASSAR.
report by Fincastle Resolutions Chapter President Phil Sheridan
FINCASTLE RESOLUTIONS CHAPTER, Roanoke, presented a Flag
Certificate on March 21 to Rick & Jean Hogue -- an ex- Marine, who
flies a lighted Marine Flag, superimposed by our National Flag at his
home daily in Moneta, VA. He served at Quantico - 1961-65 -- as a
highly classified courier for Marine Logistics, Preparation, & Deployment
between Quantico and Camp LeJeune -- Vietnam & Cuba Missile Crisis.
Phil Sheridan, President -- Fincastle Resolutions Chapter, SAR
report by James Monroe President Charles Belfield
At the Sunday Morning Service on April 2nd, James Monroe President Charles Belfield presented a flag certificate to Cobham Park Baptist Church in Warsaw. They have a beautiful Memorial with the names of their members that were veterans and fly the flag properly over it. Mr, Webster Sanders a life long member of Cobham Park Baptist is pictured receiving the certificate.
report by Fairfax Resolves Chapter President Jeff Thomas
report by Robert Halpern of the Richmond Chapter
The Fairfax Resolves Chapter presented 5 Flag Certificates to local residents for their patriotic display of the American Flag on Washington's Birthday Holiday.. In the photos, certificates were presented to Debbi and Dave Johnson, a Navy veteran who served from 1964-1968, and to Philip and Jacob Johnson. The presentations were made by President Jeff Thomas, Color Guard member Vern Eubanks and CAR member Justin Thomas, resulting in one potential new member whose sister is a DAR member.
report by Richmond Chapter Vice President Robert Halpern
The Kroger Food Market at Bellgrade Shopping Center in Midlothian, VA
and its Manager Albert Espinoza were honored January 26 by the Richmond Sons of the American Revolution.
For proper display and flag etiquette, Mr. Espinoza was presented an award by Robert Halpern, a Vice President of the Richmond SAR. “This flag salutes our country proudly 24 hours a day and is properly lighted at night,” Halpern told the Kroger officer. “Our organization encourages businesses and private citizens to always display our American symbol properly and lighting it at night is an important protocol. Not everyone does this as they should.”
Espinoza thanked the SAR for its recognition saying his SAR award certificate would be proudly displayed in his store.
report by Bill Schwetke, Culpeper Minutemen Chapter Flag Chairman
Today, January 28th, the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter presented a Flag Certificate to Steven Hunsberger, of Culpeper. Mr. Hunsberger is an officer with the Prince William County Police. He proudly and properly displays the US Flag on his new flag pole that is illuminated at night.
report by Kirk Sheap, Fort Harrison Chapter and Virginia SAR Flag Committee Chairman.
Virginia SAR's Flag Recognition Program for 2017 is off and running. Today Kirk Sheap presented a Flag Certificate on behalf of the Fort Harrison Chapter to Betsy Putney, Public Works Coordinator for the Town of Bridgewater in recognition of the proper display of the American Flag in front of the Town Hall.
Kirk Sheap presented a Flag Certificate today, January 16th, to Kingmor Supply, Inc. of Mt. Crawford, VA (actually a shade to the north of Mt. Crawford on U.S. 11). Receiving it are the owners, Floyd and Brenda Morris.
A Service of Morning Prayer for the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Virginia at Valley Forge
5 Nov 2017 Washington Memorial Chapel
This morning Virginia SAR President Mike Elston led a delegation of eleven Virginia SAR members from five chapters (Col James Wood II, Culpeper Minutemen, Fairfax Resolves, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson) to the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge for a service honoring the Continental soldiers who wintered at Valley Forge during the Revolution. Seven of the Virginia SAR members participated in the Color Guard during the ceremony. Also participating were members of the Virginia DAR and the New Jersey SAR and DAR.
report by CWG President Mike Taimi
4 Nov 2017 Manassas, VA
The Colonel William Grayson Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution led Sons, Daughters and Children of the American Revolution in the Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade in Old Town Manassas. Chapter members were joined by three members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and three members of the Children of the American Revolution. Chapter members participating included: Mike Taimi, wearing the uniform of a Continental Sailor; Barry Schwoerer, wearing a militia uniform, Thad Hartman, wearing a militia uniform, Paul Chase, wearing a Continental Army uniform, Dave Button, George Ax, Mike Weyler with grandson Richard Leed, and Kevin Schwoerer. Delegate and CWG member Richard Anderson joined the parade at mid-point, Chapter members Ken Morris and John Ward marched with the American Legion, then joined the CWG team toward the end of the Parade. DAR members included Melyssa Stratton-Webb, Regent Elizabeth McIntosh Hammill Chapter, Paula Schwoerer wearing a Revolutionary era dress, and Anna Schwoerer. Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) members included sisters Arianna, Sophia and Gracelynn Schwoerer wearing Revolutionary War era dresses and hats or bonnets. Mrs. Stratton-Webb carried the DAR flag and Arianna Schwoerer carried the C.A.R. Flag. Junior SAR Member Richard Leed, Grandson of Mike Weyler, helped carry the Colonel William Grayson Chapter banner and led our group as we marched in the parade.
Virginia SAR Chapters Honor Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMTs, School Teachers, and other Heroes of Our Communities.
Thomas Jefferson Chapter honors the men and women of Station #1 in Charlottesville.
The Culpeper Minutemen Chapter Honors the Heroes in its Six County Area
Colonel William Grayson Chapter Recognizes Teachers