IMG_4324Seven members of the Fincastle Chapter attended the Virginia Division convention in Roanoke this past October 3-7. The convention was hosted by the First District (of which Fincastle is a member) and was well attended. It was very exciting to learn about all that the Virginia chapters are doing for veterans, as well as in honor of their Confederate ancestors. On Friday evening, there was a ceremony to award Crosses of Military Services, to bestow National Defense Medals, and to present Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medals. Our own Botetourt Artillery Camp 1701, SCV, led by Commander Lewis Sifford, presented colors for the evening.  On Saturday, a Memorial Service was held at Enon Baptist Church with a  Wreath Laying  at East Hill Cemetery in Salem.

IMG_4320The Fincastle Chapter is grateful for the many donations that were made during the convetion to our project for conserving the Botetourt Dragoons flag. Donations were approved by the Virginia Division, the Granddaughters Club, and the Great-Great-Great Granddaughters Club.  These donations are a great boost to our fundraising efforts–thank you Daughters!

The General Convention will be held in Richmond in November.