Rebecca A. Ebert, archivist of Stewart Bell Jr. Archives at Handley Regional Library, was awarded the prestigious Martha Washington Medal at a recent meeting of the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The award was made in recognition of her outstanding service to the Sons of the American Revolution.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a society made up of men who can trace a direct line of descent from those men or women patriots who fought or supported the cause of American independence. The society’s goals are historical, patriotic, and educational. It strives to preserve the memory of the sacrifices made to create this country; promote the history of the Revolutionary War so people don’t forget how and why this nation was founded; and encourage the principles of good citizenship established by the founders of our country.
Ebert has been the archivist at the library’s archives for the past 32 years. She helped the Colonel James Wood II Chapter get started by pointing their historical research in the right direction. She too helped individuals do the necessary research to prepare their application papers for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution.
E. Ralph Pierce, immediate past president and public affairs officer of the organization, remarked, “Rebecca Ebert has presented programs at the meetings of the Colonel James Wood II Chapter, as well as recently performed a historical skit concerning Colonel James Wood at the Virginia Society’s semi-annual meeting in Winchester. She also has been instrumental in recommending other speakers and programs for the chapter to present at their monthly meetings. In short her outstanding assistance to the Colonel James Wood II Chapter was recognized by the award of the Martha Washington Medal.”
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