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2020 Dues and Reinstatement of Membership

Patriots, if you haven’t mailed your year 2020 dues to President Ray Kane of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution, please do so as soon as possible.

For those Compatriots whose Sons of the Revolution membership has been dropped for non-payment of dues, if you would like to be reinstated as a member of the Sons of the Revolution, please contact the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution President Ray Kane.

Death of Charles Vincent Critchfield

We just recently received notification about the death of Charles Vincent Critchfield, a member of the West Virginia Society Sons of the Revolution.

The officers and members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia extend their belated but most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Charles Vincent Critchfield who passed away on Sunday, July 07, 2019. Charles Vincent Critchfield was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia.

The following is his obituary from the Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville, N.C. Continue reading “Death of Charles Vincent Critchfield”

Beware of Email Scammers

We have been made aware that scammers have been attempting to steal money from various organizations and members by sending emails that claim to come from an officer of the organization and requesting the recipient of the email scam to send either cash or gift cards for some made up cause.

Here is a partial email that contains part of the scam email messages:

“I need your assistance, are you available? I’m out of town, I need you to handle this for (they place the name of the organization here). We need some gift cards for donation to Veterans at Hospice Care and welfare with patients …”

The scammers will word their scam email messages in various ways, but the general idea of the scam remains similar.

DO NOT FALL FOR THESE EMAIL SCAMS!

If you receive an email like these or similar scam emails, DO NOT click on any links in the emails and DO NOT click on or save any email attachments. Delete the email.

Independence Day – July 4 2019

Declaration of Independence

As you, your families and friends celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend, take time to read the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, which is commemorated by our Independence Day – Fourth of July – July Fourth federal holiday. And then remember our patriot ancestors who sacrificed so much to give us our great country – The United States of America.

Continue reading “Independence Day – July 4 2019”

Death of John Mathew Holt

We just recently received notification about the death of John Mathew Holt, a member of the West Virginia Society Sons of the Revolution.

The officers and members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia extend their belated but most sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Mathew Holt who passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. John Mathew Holt was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia. Continue reading “Death of John Mathew Holt”

Meeting – February 18, 2019

We will have a meeting of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (Washington’s Birthday) at the Steer Steakhouse located at 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241 phone # 304-636-2373. We will have election and installation of officers. All Patriot members, their family and friends are welcome to attend.

Cleaning Patriot Headstones

Recently, the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution has started cleaning the headstones of Revolutionary War Patriots.

One of our first cleanings was the headstone of Matthew Whitman, who served as a Private in Virginia under Captains Gray and Cunningham.

D2 Biological Solution
D2 Biological Solution

After researching how to safely clean headstones, we chose D2 Biological Solution for the cleaning of headstones. D2 Biological Solution has been extensively tested by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

D2 has been used by an impressive number of cemeteries, organizations, sites, etc., a few of which are:
Department of Veterans Affairs
National Park Service
All Civil War National Cemeteries
Congressional Cemetery, DC Continue reading “Cleaning Patriot Headstones”