The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate was awarded to Daniel R. Coleman at the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony at All Saints Catholic School in Manassas on Friday, 8 June. Daniel was selected by Social Studies teacher Ms. Devon Bell for outstanding citizenship and academic excellence. The award was presented by Colonel William Grayson Chapter Virginia Society SAR Vice President Barry Schwoerer.
Daniel will attend Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Dumfries, VA starting in the Fall of 2018. In addition to receiving the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, Daniel received a number of awards and recognitions at Friday’s graduation ceremony. These included: the Benedictine Service Award, President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Second Place Winner in the Bishop J. Louis Flaherty Assembly 2018 Patriotic Essay Contest, and Honor Roll.
L-R Ms. Devon Bell, Daniel Coleman, Barry Schwoerer
It is important to recognize individuals for hard work and personal accomplishment. The New River Valley Chapter has recently awarded certificates to three individuals.
On May 20, 2018, the Chapter awarded Kenny Woods of Radford, VA an Eagle Scout Certificate at his Court of Honor at Central United Methodist Church where he received his Eagle Scout Medal.
On June 2, 2018, Frank Walpole Wright of Concord, NC was received as a member of the New River Valley Chapter as his brother Reverdy Wright, former President of the Fincastle Resolves Chapter and former Virginia State Society President and Dual Member of both Chapters, administered the oath.
At our Chapter’s June 4, 2018 meeting at Sal’s Restaurant in Radford, VA , Jerry Ford, Jr. received an Approved Supplemental Application Certificate for his Patriot Ancestor George Adam Zirkle.
Each person spent hours of hard work to accomplish their goals. It is an honor for our Chapter to recognize these accomplishments
Submitted by Terry Blevins, Chapter President
Kenny Woods receives his Eagle Scout Certificate from Chapter President Terry Blevins
Frank Walpole Wright takes the Oath of Membership from his brother Reverdy Wright
Jerry Ford, Jr. receives his Supplemental Certificate from President Terry Blevins
28 May 2018 Washington, DC
Virginia SAR President Pat Kelly led 22 compatriots in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC this Memorial Day. There were participants from both the DC and Virginia Societies, including from six chapters: Culpeper Minutemen, Dan River, Fairfax Resolves, George Mason, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. SAR participation was hosted by the George Washington Chapter, which also provided medals for first time participants in this parade.
A video of the parade can be downloaded from:
The SAR appears at roughly the 27 minute mark.
Members of the New River Valley Chapter and the Fincastle Resolves Chapter participated in the Memorial Day Service at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin, VA by laying wreaths during the service.
picture caption: (L to R) Terry Blevins, NRV Chapter; Charles Cole Fincastle Resolves, Reverdy Wright, former VASSAR President and dual member of NRV and Fincastle Resolves Chapters, unknown taken in front of the bench donated by the VASSAR to the cemetery.
Submitted by Terry Blevins
28 May 2018 Culpeper, VA
Culpeper Minutemen Chapter Vice President Charles Jameson was the keynote speaker at Memorial Day Services at Culpeper National Cemetery. Also participating in the ceremony were members of three Virginia SAR Chapters: Colonel William Grayson, Culpeper Minutemen, and Fairfax Resolves. The Virginia SAR Color Guard, with five members, also participated.
Memorial Day Commemoration by Colonel William Grayson, Culpeper Minutemen, and Fairfax Resolves Chapters