Last Revised: 1 August 2016

Greetings & Welcome

If this is your first visit to our site please take a few minutes to become acquainted with the
Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter - KYSSAR
by following the links below to answer questions you may have.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Isaac Shelby

Who was Isaac Shelby?

Boston Non-Importation Agreement
(1 August, 1768)

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* * * * * * * SAR Poster Contest * * * * * * *


The Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter is proud to announce the 2014 chapter winner of the grade school poster contest. This year the theme was "George Rogers Clark". After winning the poster contest at the chapter level, Elizabeth's poster went on to the Kentucky State competition. Elizabeth's poster won the third place prize at the Kentucky State Society in March 2015. Congratulations to Elizabeth, a job well done!

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Winning poster by Elizabeth, 5th grade, Highlands Latin School.
1st place chapter competition
3rd place state competition


* * * * * * * Patriotism In Action * * * * * * *

The Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter is proud to present the following Patriotic Americans.


Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole

Wounded Warriors Outdoors

Adair County Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt

Flags4Vets





Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole
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Lt. Colonel Richard (Dick) Cole, a member of Doolittle's Raiders in World War II, recently gave a presentation at the Sons of the American Revolution Headquarters in Louisville, KY. His presentation was well attended by various members of the SAR, DAR, as well as the general public. Several members of the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter were on hand to listen to Lt. Colonel Cole's presentation and to thank him for his service.

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Lt. Colonel Dick Cole with members of the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter.





Wounded Warriors Outdoors
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Recently, the Wounded Warriors Outdoors (WWO) organization brought in 12 wounded American servicemen for turkey hunting in Kentucky. These outings were in Caldwell County and Lake Cumberland State Park.

WWO is a non-profit organization that provides wounded servicemen with therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America. WWO gives deserving Active Duty Warriors in transition the opportunity of a lifetime in the wilderness location of their choice. Their adventure could take them bear hunting in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, on alligator hunts or fishing excursions in the Gulf Coast region of Florida or deer hunting in Texas. Each year fifty wounded, but active, members of the military are selected to participate.

Wounded Warrior Outdoors provides this all-inclusive adventure at absolutely no cost to the servicemen, their families, or the government. Transportation, lodging, and meals are provided free of charge. WWO also provides complete outfitting including gear, clothing and field transport. Even taxidermy services are provided at no charge. Over ninety percent of all donations directly benefit these Active Duty Warriors in transition.

Most important to the program, Active Duty Warriors in transition are provided with all the accessibility and equipment necessary to make it an adventure that is truly memorable and one in which they can participate fully. No matter the individual's disability, the focus in on ability and making sure their adventure becomes the memory of a lifetime.


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Wounded Warriors and volunteers at Lake Cumberland State Park in Kentucky.

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Wounded Warriors and volunteers at Lake Cumberland State Park in Kentucky.

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A wounded Marine, his turkey caller, and the result of a successful outing.





Adair County Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt
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For the past few years, two farm owners in Adair County, Kentucky have been opening their property to Wounded Warriors for turkey hunting. These hunting trips are at no cost to the veterans with transportation being provided when necessary. The organizers have also applied and received grant money from Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund to offset some of the costs associated with the hunt. A local restaurant provided meals free of charge to the veterans and support staff. The organizers for this service to our veterans is truly a grass-root effort and we commend them for their resolve and ingenuity.

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Donated hunting equipment.

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Successful hunters.

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More successful hunters.

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Proud hunters with their commemorative turkey calls.





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The Flags4Vets organization has been placing American flags on the graves of veterans in Cave Hill cemetery in Louisville the last several Veterans Day weekends as part of their Patriotic outreach. This year 6,800 American flags were placed on the graves of American servicemen and women. Included were the graves of 670 unknown soldiers who have no family members to place flags on their graves. Several hundred local volunteers placed the flags on the graves. Flags4Vets is dedicated to placing an American flag on every American serviceman's grave for Veteran's Day. This organization raises funds and buys the flags which are distributed all across the United States.

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A view of 6,800 American Flags placed on the graves of veterans in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Various American Heritage Girl troops from Louisville assisted in placing the flags on the graves.

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A patriotic volunteer reads the grave marker of a veteran.

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After all the graves had been marked with American flags, the volunteers enjoyed the day and meeting others.





Patriot Grave Marking

Patriot Grave Markings

If you know of the grave of a Patriot who served in the American Revolution and are interested in having the grave marked, we can help.(Learn More)

Education Programs

Education Programs

Interested in having a presentation on colonial America, the founding of our country, or the American Revolution? We have several programs to choose from. (Learn More) (Also visit our education links.)

Historic Events

Historic Events

Do you have an upcoming historic event? We can provide replicas of historic items and interpreters in colonial clothing. (Learn More)

Patriotic Events

Patriotic Events

Planning an event celebrating the United States or the men and women who have served our country? We can offer services to support your event. (Learn More)

Youth Activities

Youth Awards & Contests

Do you know of a youth or youth group interested in the promotion of the United States and its history? There are several awards and contests for which they may qualify. (Learn More)

For further information you may contact:

Larry Selby, Chapter Registrar
Governor Isaac Shelby S. A. R. Chapter
10307 Falling Tree Way
Louisville, KY 40223

or you may choose a contact near you from

NSSAR's State Contacts.
Please direct your comments to our webmaster.

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