The Virginia SAR Patriot Graves Programs

The Virginia SAR has four programs administered by committees of volunteer compatriots from all over Virginia. The four committees described work in close cooperation with one another, but their combined scope does not exhaust activities that fall under the Virginia’s Society’s Revolutionary Graves program.

Activities such as cleaning up a Revolutionary patriot’s grave, obtaining a Veterans Administration monument for a Revolutionary veteran, and placing flags at the graves of Revolutionary patriots are examples of work that is performed by Virginia SAR chapters and supported by these 4 committees, but is not in the scope of any one committee.
I. The Virginia Society’s Revolutionary Graves Committee is responsible for encouraging and supporting chapters to register Revolutionary graves with the National Society, to update information about Revolutionary graves already registered with the National Society, and to place SAR grave markers at Revolutionary graves.
II. The Virginia Society’s Virginia Revolutionary War Graves Preservation Committee is the administrative agent of the Revolutionary War Graves Preservation Program for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
III. The Patriot Burials™ Marker Grant Program provides Virginia SAR Chapters with the opportunity to apply for markers to be placed in locations where Revolutionary War Patriots are buried.
IV. The Revolutionary Graves Publication committee is responsible for the publication of Graves information gathered by the Virginia SAR.