Local NSDAR chapter pays tribute

Published 11:48 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Maj. George Gibson Chapter NSDAR was among members from Virginia and Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolution (CAR), participating in A Tribute to Pioneers and Patriots.

A memorial service was part of the 18th anniversary of the Raid at Martin’s Station. The event was sponsored by the Martin’s Station and Overmountain Men Chapters of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution..

Maj. George Gibson member Agnes Marcum placed a wreath in front of the SAR monument, which is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Martin and the more than 200,000 settlers that passed through the gap giving birth to a great nation, and the building of the spirit of the American frontier. More than 25 wreaths were placed at the monument.

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Visitors were welcomed by Wilderness Road State Park Manager Scott Bowen and the guest speaker for the event was Patrick Kelley president of VA-SAR. Special guests included Rev. Dr. John Wakefield, general chaplain general, NSSAR and Dr. Darryl Addington, past president, Tennessee Society, SAR.