July / August 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

August 1, 2022

July / August 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • Joint CAR / DAR / SAR Picnic will occur on Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 3:30 PM in McGuffey Park. RSVP to Ed Schreiber by August 13, 2022. Meal @ 4:30 PM.
  • Fort Henry Days will occur on Labor Day weekend at Oglebay Park in Wheeling, WV.
  • The PASSAR Board of Management meeting will occur on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Ramada Inn in Washington, PA. The BOM meeting will NOT be held at the George Washington Hotel as listed.
  • New Compatriots John Bruner and Robert Frazier were installed.
  • Compatriot Bruner was installed as the Chapter’s Vice President.

George Washington Chapter Participates in 2022 Whiskey Rebellion Festival Parade

July 31, 2022

From left to right: Nathaniel Black, Ron Malmgren, John Mathues, A. J. Swerbensky, Ron Miller, Wesley, Black, Mark Black, Bryan Cunning, Chip Zelch, and Mark Pearson


History Hunt featured on WJPA Radio

June 23, 2022

Ron Miller from the George Washington Chapter appeared with Tracie Liberatore from the David Bradford House on “Live with Pete” on WJPA Radio to promote our co-sponsored History Hunt.

Click on the player below to listen to the radio spot.

If you haven’t joined in the fun of the History Hunt, a Washington County Scavenger Hunt, now is the time to get started. Just go to www.georgewashingtonchapter.com for all of the information. The weather is perfect for a day of exploring, having fun and learning about some of the great Washington County History and win a great prize!


May / June 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

June 8, 2022
George Washington Chapter Color Guard that participated in both the annual Memorial Day parade at Claysville, PA and a grave dedication for two Revolutionary War veterans that are buried in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.

May / June 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 12:00 PM at the Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life. RSVP must arrive to Ed Schreiber by Monday, June 13, 2022.
  • Whiskey Rebellion Festival volunteers needed to man the chapter SAR table.
  • Allegiance Sunday will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022.
  • New chapter members include, John P. Bruner, Alvin L. Rogers, and dual member William Finley (Finley, OH).

March / April 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

March 21, 2022

March / April 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • The Saturday, April 9, 2022 meeting will be held at Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville, PA.
  • Resolution on the passing of Compatrior E. Ward Reighard
  • VP John Burnett received the 10-year service pin and certificate
  • Ed Schreiber presented with a flag certificate
  • Ron Miller received the Lafayetter National Service Medal and three Bronze Oak Leaf clusters.
  • Michael Merryman received seven Gold and three Bronze Oak Leaf clusters.
  • New Compatriots installed, including Alex Brown, Bryan Cunning, and John Mathues.
  • New members include Robert Frazier and Christopher Thomassy.
  • the “History Hunt” program will commence on April 1, 2022 through July 9, 2022.

Revolutionary War Soldier Memorial Signs Commercial on WJPA

March 14, 2022

A new radio commercial to advertise the Revolutionary War Solider Memorial Sign program was created and has been airing on WJPA. Click on the player below to listen to the radio ad.


January / February 2022 George Washington Chapter Newsletter

February 22, 2022

January / February 2022 Newsletter Highlights

  • The January 2022 meeting will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2022 at 10 AM at the Citizen’s Library in Washington, PA.
  • The annual Chapter Christmas party was held at the Union Grill in Washington, PA on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
  • Four new members were installed into the chapter: Arthur Keys, Michael Kuklman, Mark Pearson, and Robert “Chip” Zelch
  • Various awards presented to the Chapter and individual Compatriots
  • New officers installed: Michael Merryman – President; John Burnett – Vice President; Gary Timmons – Secretary; and Ed Schreiber – Treasurer
  • Passing of Compatriot E. Ward Reighard on January 9, 2022
  • The Chapter received sponsorships for 2,303 actual wreaths and the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies received 3,489 wreaths on behalf of the Chapter for Wreaths Across America.

George Washington Chapter Participates in 2021 Wreath Across America

December 19, 2021

Members of the George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution joined with families, veterans, and other volunteers at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to help place the wreaths on Friday, December 17, 2021. Usually, the ceremony is done on a Saturday in December across the country, but due to ongoing construction in the cemetery this year, it was spread over two days to accommodate the volunteers and parking.

Nearly 15,000 wreaths were placed. For the 6th consecutive year, every grave was marked either by a wreath or by family decorations. The George Washington Chapter continues to be the largest gatherer of wreaths for this cemetery. This year the chapter obtained 3,489 of the 15,000 wreaths that were placed. The cemetery serves veterans from the tri-state area.

Additionally, Karl and Everitt Meer participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Valley Forge Military Park.


George Washington Chapter 2021 Holiday Meeting

December 5, 2021

The December 2021 chapter meeting was held at the Union Grill in Washington on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Ron Miller was presented the Chapter Distinguished Service medal by President Kurt Winter.

A. J. Swerbenski received the Bronze Color Guard medal from President Kurt Winter.

Karen Neubauer from the Washington County DAR Chapter received a Certificate of Appreciation. 

Four new members, including (L-R) Arthur Keys, Michael Kuhlman, Mark Pearson and Robert “Chip” Zelch were installed by President Kurt Winter.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!


George Washington Chapter Leadership Discuss Memorial Sign Project on WJPA

December 2, 2021

George Washington Chapter President Kurt Winter and Ron Miller provided a radio interview on WJPA radio with Pete “I Got the Beat” Povich on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to discuss the chapter’s Revolutionary War Soldier Memorial Sign Project.