• Celebration of Life for Woodrow Darrell Harkey & Albert P. Keiser Jr

    Ben Setser
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    It is with great sadness that I must report the passing and Celebration of Life for long time Chapter and Society members, Woodrow Darrell Harkey and Albert P. Keiser Jr. Albert became a member of NSSAR in 1979 and in fact, pre-dates our Chapter. Darrell became a member of our Chapter in 2003. Both men […]

  • The Catawba Coalition, Catawba Valley September Newsletter

    Ben Setser

    For your reading pleasure, our September Newsletter 29 chapter newsletter 10 September, 2022

  • 133rd Annual Old Soldiers Parade

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter was pleased to take part in the 133rd annual Old Soldiers Parade in Newton NC yesterday, 18 August 2022. More photos to come!

  • Captain Martian Gambill Grave Marking

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter in conjunction with New River Pioneers Chapter VA NSDAR conducted a joint grave marking for Patriot Captain Martin Gambill on 23 July 2022 in Crumpler NC. We had a combined NC/TN Color Guard with members from Bethabra Chapter, Mecklenburg Chapter, Catawba Valley Chapter, Col Alexander Erwin Chapter NC NSSAR and Watauga Chapter […]

  • David Vance Grave Marking

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter was honored to assist Mecklenburg Chapter in the grave marking that they conducted for Patriot David Vance on 16 July 2022 at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Charllotte. Present for the commemoration was the 4th great grandson of Patriot Vance, Compatriot Robert Vance of Alto NM and member of Gadsden Chapter, […]

  • Independence Day Parade in Faith NC, 4 July 2022

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter joined in with Salisbury Chapter and several others to take part in the Faith NC Independence Day Parade. In my best estimation, we had 3 DAR Chapters and at least 4 SAR chapters involved in the 2 floats and marching contingency that we as a group provided. Many thanks to Frank Merrill, […]

  • Eagle Scout Award, Troop 327

    Ben Setser
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    President Ben Setser of Catawba Valley Chapter was honored to present Cole Anthony Panaccione of Boy Scout Troop 327 with the Eagle Scout Award on Thursday, 23 June 2022. This is the 4th Eagle Scout Award Catawba Valley Chapter has presented this year!

  • Adam Setser Grave Marking 6-11-2022

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter conducted a grave marking for Patriot Adam Setser on Saturday, 11 June 2022 at Littlejohn Methodist Church, Lenoir NC. Fourteen people were present, including 3 direct descendants, those being Susan Houck of Quaker Meadows Chapter DAR, Ben Setser, President, Catawba Valley Chapter, SAR and John Jay Cline Vice President, Catawba Valley Chapter, […]

  • Eagle Scout Marcus Orion Sanders

    Ben Setser

    Catawba Valley Chapter SAR had the pleasure of presenting Marcus Orion Sanders the Eagle Scout Award at his Eagle Court of Honor on 5 June 2022. Congratulations Marcus.

  • The Commemoration of the 242 Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

    Ben Setser
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    The Commemoration of the 242 Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill in Lincolnton NC is in the books and was a great success. There were more than 140 people gathered at the Mass Grave for the Commemoration. In that group, we had 27 members of the Combined Color Guard form 5 States and many […]

  • Compatriot Stephen Harrison presents Pastor Andrew Miller Certificate of Appreciation

    Ben Setser
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    Compatriot Stephen Harrison of Catawba Valley Chapter presented Pastor Andrew Miller of Old St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Newton NC, with a Certificate of Appreciation on Sunday, May 29, 2020 for supporting Catawba Valley Chapter, SAR in erecting and dedicating the monument to 12 Patriots buried at Old St Paul’s Cemetery on May 20, 21 and […]

  • Charles Louis Lovelace Eagle Scout Award

    Ben Setser
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    Eagle Scout Charles Louis Lovelace, Troop 398, was presented the Eagle Scout Certificate and Medal at his Court of Honor, Saturday afternoon, May 21, 2022.

  • Patriot Medals awarded

    Ben Setser
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    During our Grave Marking yesterday, May 21 2022 at Old St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton NC, our State Society President, Jay Deloach presented Compatriots Jack Bowman and Frank Merrell with the highest honor and medal that the State Society can present, The Patriot Medal for long and continued service to the State Society and […]

  • Old St Paul’s Grave Marking Round 2

    Ben Setser
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    Our second day of Honoring the 12 Patriots buried at Old St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton NC on Saturday, May 21, 2022. It was very hot, many people from SAR and DAR, family menbers of the Patriots and church members turned out for the celebration. It was a fabulous day for everyone.

  • Grave Marking Round 1

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter began it’s three day grave marking service on Friday afternoon, May 20th 2022.

  • Catawba Valley Chapter’s Regular Bimonthly Meeting

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter held it’s regular bimonthly meeting yesterday, May 14th, 2022. If you weren’t there, you missed a great day. Along with our regular business, our speaker, Fred Weyler of Andrew Jackson Chapter, TN SAR spoke on The Battle of Kings Mountain and afterwards, presented the Chapter with a copy of his book, “All […]

  • Bronze JROTC Medals, South Iredell & St Stephens High

    Ben Setser
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    Catawba Valley Chapter finished up their JROTC season by presenting the Bronze JROTC Medal and Certificates to Cadet Sgt Maj Daniel Atwood at South Iredell High School, presented by Chapter President Ben Setser, and Cadet Richard Obert at St Stephen’s High School, presented by Chapter Vice President John Jay Cline. Congratulations to these outstanding young […]