Death of Lemuel Harter Higinbotham

We just recently received notification about the death of Lemuel Harter Higinbotham, 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 Lemuel Harter Higinbotham who passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2017. Lemuel Harter Higinbotham was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia. Continue reading “Death of Lemuel Harter Higinbotham”

Death of Chris Lane Bodkin

We just recently received notification about the death of Chris Lane Bodkin, 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 Chris Lane Bodkin who passed away on Tuesday, May 02, 2017. Chris Lane Bodkin was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia. Continue reading “Death of Chris Lane Bodkin”

WVSR Meeting

The West Virginia Sons of the Revolution will have a meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, 2:00 pm at the Steer Restaurant, 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins WV 26241. This will be a luncheon meeting and is open to all members of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution, their family and friends. All members are encouraged to attend. We will also have the election and installation of officers for the year 2018.

WVSR Meeting

The West Virginia Sons of the Revolution will have a meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00 pm at the Steer Restaurant, 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins WV 26241. This will be a luncheon meeting and is open to all members of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution, their family and friends. All members are encouraged to attend.

WVSR Meeting

The West Virginia Sons of the Revolution will have a meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2:00 pm at the Steer Restaurant, 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins WV 26241. This will be a luncheon meeting and is open to all members of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution, their family and friends. All members are encouraged to attend.

WVSR Meeting

The West Virginia Sons of the Revolution will have a meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 2:00 pm at the Steer Restaurant, 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins WV 26241. This will be a luncheon meeting and is open to all members of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution, their family and friends. All members are encouraged to attend.

National Veterans and Military Families Month – November 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month

NATIONAL VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones. We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America. We renew our Nation’s commitment to support veterans and military families. They deserve it.

Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation. They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation. They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation’s interests and ideals established during the Founding.

Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation. They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world. They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table. Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station. Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life — periodically calling a new place “home” and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends. In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive.

It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families. As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln’s charge to care for those who have “borne the battle,” I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.

As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA. Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans. We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers. We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care. We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation.

This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country. May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/01/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-november-2017-national-veterans-and