Articles Submitted to Virginia Dispatches Count as Submissions to the Bulletin for the the Annual Chapter Report
Images of the Tax Lists which can be used for "Proof of Service" for your patriot ancestors is on the Virginia SAR Website at:
Check to see if you can find a new supplemental, or perhaps gain a new member.
So far 25 chapters, and the Virginia Society, have presented at least one flag certificate this year. Still needed to get us to our normal 100% participation are: Clinch Mountain Militia, Lt. David Cox, and Overmountain Men Chapters.
report by Brett Osborn, President Col James Wood II Chapter
A Flag Certificate was presented, by the Col James Wood II Chapter in Winchester on Saturday, 19 November, to Mr. Don Adams.
The Culpeper Minutemen Chapter presented the Virginia Community Bank, Culpeper Branch, with a flag certificate today. When the bank began a recent renovation compatriot Larry Alexander and his wife Beverly helped the local manager, Tripp Butler, with making the bank's flag display appropriate for 24 hour display of Old Glory. The bank is very proud of the result, and the Culpeper Minutemen are proud of how they honor our flag.
The Bank President, A. Preston Moore, Jr., a resident of Louisa, VA, is being actively recruited by past Virginia SAR President Phil Williams, and the Culpeper Branch Vice President William T. "Tripp" Butler III, is being actively recruited by Larry Alexander. Both have solid lineages to patriots and should soon be our compatriots.
report by Robert E. Halpern, Flag Chairman of the Richmond Chapter
On Monday September 5th the Sons of the American Revolution, Richmond Chapter presented a Flag Award to the Queens Mill Recreation Association at their Labor Day Pool Picnic. For the pools proper display of the American Flag. Bill Gomez as President of the Queens Mill Association received the Award on their behalf from Richmond Chapter's Flag Committee Chairman Robert E. Halpern. Mr. Halpern noted, "that throughout the Summer day or night the Queens Mill pool's American Flag was properly displayed even lighted at night in the middle of the Queens Mill neighborhood, thus encouraging their neighbors to do the same
Hardback - $50
Paperback - $40
$5 discount for SAR members
$4 shipping in continental US
Make check out to “VASSAR” and send to:
There will be copies for sale at Great Bridge on December 3rd
Great gifts for your speakers at chapter meetings
Genealogical, Burial, and Service Data for Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in Virginia – Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution This publication includes over 4,170 known Revolutionary War patriot burials in all Virginia counties and independent cities, including the City of Alexandria which belonged to the District of Columbia during the war period. It does not include counties now in West Virginia. Gravestone inscriptions provide the main source of material in the text of this publication, followed up with research about the veteran and his service. Records are arranged alphabetically by surname and include the full name of the veteran, date and place of birth (if known), date and place of death, rank and service unit or patriotic service, cemetery name, GPS readings (if known) and general location directions, gravestone information, spousal information, biographical information regarding the patriot, pensions and bounty warrants received, presence of society grave markers, registration data, service and burial sources. The names of 4900 non-veterans, such as spouses, parents and others,can be found in this fully-indexed work. The appendices provide a wealth of valuable information: Veterans List by County/Independent City, Cemetery List by County/Independent City, Code to and Bibliography of Service and Burial Sources, General Bibliography of Other Sources, Index of Other than Veterans, and Additions and Corrections. A list of abbreviations, facsimile reprints of original documents, photographs of original documents and photographs of memorial monuments and plaques placed in cemeteries by the society add to the value of this work. 2016, 7x10, paper, index, 545 pp. ISBN: 978-1- 68034-351-9
JOHN FREDERICK DORMAN 175 HULLS CHAPEL ROAD
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22406-5218
Certified Genealogist (Emeritus), Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, Fellow, National Genealogical Society, Fellow, Virginia Genealogical Society. Editor and Publisher The Virginia Genealogist 1957-2006 November 18, 2016
“This massive compilation identifying over 4000 Revolutionary War veterans and patriots buried in over 1600 public, church and private family cemeteries throughout every county and independent city in Virginia will serve as an essential guide for future researchers. Arranged alphabetically by name of patriot and with an index of all other individuals mentioned within the sketches, it provides vital statistics, service details, location of grave (many with GPS coordinates), reference to pension, bounty warrant certificates and other evidence of service, and an extensive bibliography of pertinent sources. Mike Lyman has rendered a tremendous service in assembling the information and seeing it to press”
4 Dec 2016 Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA
The 241st anniversary of the Patriot Victory at Great Bridge was celebrated today in a joint SAR/DAR ceremony. President General J. Michael Tomme represented the SAR, President Ed Truslow represented the Virginia SAR and the NSDAR was represented by Virginia DAR Regent Judy Surber. Other dignitaries participating in the ceremony included SAR Foundation President Sam Powell and North Carolina SAR President Gary Green. The keynote address "The Battle of Great Bridge Seen Through the Eyes of the Virginia Gazette" was delivered by Robert Hitchings, president of the Norfolk County Historical Society.
VIP Wreath Presentations, left to right: Virginia DAR Regent Judy Surber, Great Bridge DAR Chapter Past Regent Caroline Phillips, Virginia SAR President Ed Truslow, President General Mike Tomme. Color Guard, from left to right, Lance Lyngar, SAR Foundation President Sam Powell, Chris Melhuish, Virginia SAR Color Guard Commander Darrin Schmidt.
After the ceremony, many of the participants retired to Vino Italian Bistro for a luncheon.
The NSSAR and Virginia SAR Congress Planning Committees have agreed upon the Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, as the site for the 2020 Congress. The Hilton, across the street, with be the overflow hotel. Virginia SAR Congress Planning Chairman Mark Brennan, and NSSAR Congress Planning Chairman Paul Callanan, worked and negotiated very hard to arrive at this decision, which was reached this afternoon. There is, of course, a great deal to be done between now and July of 2020, but this significant decision allows that effort to move forward.
Over 350.000 pages of writing by the Hanoverian Kings, including King George III, are being studied at King's College in London, and the SAR is part of this. Our own Joe Dooley is Chairman of the King's College London Partnership Committee that is leading the SAR effort. The SAR is sponsoring a Visiting Professor to study the documents. Smithsonian.com has a report on this effort, that you can read at:
report by Virginia SAR 3rd VP Tom Whetstone
Today Chesapeake Mayor Alan P. Krasnoff presented SAR and DAR proclamations confirming that December 3, 2016, is Battle of Great Bridge Observance Day. The formal Battle of Great Bridge Ceremony will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 3 in Chesapeake's Battlefield Interpretive Park.
Veterans Day is a time to reflect, remember and thank those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
World War I was known at the time as “The Great War”- officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, just outside the town of Versailles, France. However fighting had ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first
commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 am. It was a day to be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.
On May 13, 1938, November 11th was made a legal holiday each year-a day dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be therefore celebrated and known as Armistice Day--a day set aside to honor World War I veterans. In 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” On June 1, 1954, with the approval of this legislation, November 11th became a day to honor American military veterans of all wars.
This is a day, which is driven by historical significance of the date and focuses attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor American’s military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. A wonderful day to thank a veteran for their service, regardless of how long ago it might have been. To all veterans, thank you for your service to our country.
I want to personally thank all of the Veterans who have served this great nation.
Yours in Patriotism,
J. Michael Tomme, Sr.
National Society Sons of the American Revolution