Belgium President of the ‘The Wereth Memorial Foundation’ to speak at Potomac State

Most people in the local community and surrounding areas have heard the story of Aubrey Stewart.  Many of you have seen the movie, “The Wereth Eleven” which chronicles the compelling story of eleven men serving in the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, and the events leading up to the historical Battle of the Bulge.  The late Aubrey Stewart, of Piedmont, W.Va., is one of those men who are now known as ‘The Wereth Eleven.’

But what you don’t know is that Solange DeKeyser of Belgium, who serves as president of the ‘The Wereth Memorial Foundation’ in Wereth, Belgium, will be at Potomac State College of West Virginia University on Friday, October 9 at the Church-McKee Arts Center from 2-4 p.m. to detail the effects the actions of these eleven brave men had on their community and on the outcome of WWII.  This event is free and open to the public.

Before becoming president of ‘The Wereth Memorial Foundation,’ DeKeyser served as the Foundation’s secretary for many years and has also been a valuable member of the memorial team responsible for welcoming thousands of visitors to the Belgium ceremonies recognizing the actions of these eleven men.  “I am honored to visit the birthplace of one of The Wereth Eleven heroes,” said DeKeyser.

T.J. Coleman, also of Piedmont and the force behind the Aubrey Stewart Project, stated, “This is a rare privilege for us to have Solange with us for this special visit.  Don’t miss this event of untold history!”

This event is sponsored by the Black Student Alliance (BSA) Club at the College.  For more information, contact Shannon Meek, BSA Co-chair, at 304-788-6863 or at