Va. Revolutionary War patriots to be honored

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Posted: November 1, 2012

The Winchester Star

Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a grave registration ceremony in the Old Chapel Cemetery south of Berryville at 10 a.m. Saturday to honor patriots Edmund Randolph and Col. Nathaniel Burwell. Shown preparing for the ceremony are grave registration committee chairman Jack Lillis (left) of Frederick County and former president Ralph Pierce of Berryville. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Col. James Wood II Chapter Sons of the American Revolution members Jack Lillis (left) of Frederick County and Ralph Pierce of Berrville clean leaves from the grave of Col. Nathaniel Burwell while preparing for a grave marking ceremony Saturday in the Old Chapel Cemetery south of Berryville. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Patriot markers installed by the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be unveiled Saturday at two grave sites during a ceremony at the Old Chapel Cemetery.

BERRYVILLE — It’s Allhallows Eve, and Jack Lillis and Edwin R. Pierce are standing in a damp Old Chapel Cemetery, gazing at the imposing grave of Col. Nathaniel Burwell.

But the two members of the…



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