On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Point Pleasant Chapter of the West Virginia Society SAR hosted the Battle of Point Pleasant Memorial Service on the site of the battle that occurred October 10, 1774 between the Virginia Militia and the Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. This year the program for the Memorial Service was changed because of rainy weather. There was a tent for the speakers, presenters of wreaths, and guests. There were also tents for members of the color guard and for the wreaths.
The President General of the NSSAR, Larry Guzy brought greetings and reminded everyone to “never forget.”
Members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, Boy Scouts of America, city officials, and others annually gather at the Tu-Endie-Wie State Park, the location of the battlefield, to pay tribute to the 81 militiamen who were killed during the one-day battle that occurred 242 years ago. The wreath presenters stood undercover to remember those who served and died at Pt. Pleasant.