Grave Marking Ceremony for Patriot William H. Moore

Ron Hillabrand
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First North Carolina Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Chartered 21 April 1928 in Asheville, North Carolina, and later became the Blue Ridge Chapter.


A grave marking ceremony was held at the Moore Family Cemetery on March 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. for Revolution and Continental Army Captain William H. Moore who was the first white settler west of the French Broad River in Asheville, North Carolina. Along with the several beautiful wreath presentations, Blue Ridge Chapter member Tom Long read the poignant poem entitled “Hallowed Ground”. Celebrating this somber event in perfect weather with temperatures in the 60s were 40-plus attendees from various chapters such as the Ruth Davidson NCDAR, Joseph McDowell NCDAR, Rebecca Sevier Waddell NCDAR, Abraham Kuykendahl NCDAR, Edward Buncombe NCDAR, Felix Walker NCSSAR, Blue Ridge Chapter NCSSAR, and the Blue Ridge Chapter Color Guard.

Blue Ridge Chapter Color Guard members who presented colors for this event were:

James Brewer (Continental uniform), Mark Canter (Continental uniform), Larry Chapman (Continental uniform), Steve Greene (Militia uniform), Craig Issacson (Militia uniform), Garry Linton (Militia uniform), and Ken Welgarz (Militia uniform).


It is easy to see that the Blue Ridge Chapter is an active, energetic, busy chapter that is always looking for new members to help us reach our challenging goals for the recognition of the sacrifices our Patriots made for us to enjoy all the freedoms we have today.