Syracuse, N.Y. – On September 24, Bill Pomeroy, Founder and Trustee of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, was awarded the President General’s Medallion by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at the 125th State Conference for the NY DAR in Syracuse, NY. Pomeroy was presented this award for his outstanding dedication to raising awareness of local history through the support of roadside markers and plaques across the United States.
Founded in 1890, the DAR’s mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The President General’s Medallion serves to honor those organizations and individuals that embody the spirit of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is rarely presented, and may be extended only at the discretion of the President General for extraordinary service, outstanding accomplishment, and long-lasting impact.
“Mr. Pomeroy is passionate about preserving and promoting local history and shares DAR’s high standards of primary-source documentation for the markers supported by his foundation. It was a privilege for me to present to him the President General’s Medallion in grateful recognition for his work to support awareness of local history,” said Denise Doring VanBuren, DAR President General.
“It was fun presenting the keynote address at the DAR NY State Conference. Afterwards, I was surprised and humbled to receive the DAR President General’s Medallion for the work we do at the Foundation.” Pomeroy added, “as a fellow Revolutionary War Patriot descendant, I am honored for the recognition of this prestigious organization.”
About the Pomeroy Foundation:
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of its initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. This is met by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded over 1,500 markers and plaques across the United States. To learn more about the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, please visit wgpfoundation.org
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Media InquiresSteve Bodnar
William G. Pomeroy Foundation