Fort Laurens Remembered – Bolivar
The Ohio Society and dozens of SAR Chapters from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia, the DAR and the CAR presented wreaths and paid their respects to the Unknown Patriot at the site of Fort Laurens, the only American Revolutionary Fort in Ohio.
This annual nationally recognized event held on the last Saturday of July, the 29th this year, had over 40 members part of the Color Guard and over 50 wreaths presented. Don McGraw, State Society President, presided over the ceremony with Don Merriman leading the National Anthem. Bob Fish of the West Virginia Society and Central District VPG, gave the Featured Presentation.
The Awards Luncheon had over 100 in attendance at the Firehouse Tavern In Zoar. Special recognition was made of the twenty men who have made contributions to the Fort Laurens Regiment. Joe Dooley of Virginia, Past PG of the National Society, and member of the Ohio Society was made a General in the Regiment for his initial idea of the Regiment and continued support.
Jeff Wait and Bob Hill of Hocking Valley Chapter stand Guard at the memorial.