The SAR Magazine

Summer 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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12 SAR MAGAZINE years of age. Winner: Germany SAR with 100 percent; second place: Oregon SAR with 48 percent. THE COLORADO AWARD — To the state society with the highest percentage of increase in membership among states with more than 100 members. Winner: Michigan SAR with 23 percent; second place: Arizona SAR with 13 percent. THE TEXAS AWARD — To the state society with the highest percentage of increase in membership among states with fewer than 100 members. Winner: Germany SAR with 57 percent; second place: Hawaii SAR with 23 percent. THE HOUSTON CHAPTER AWARD — To the state society that enrolled the largest percentage of new members transferred from the C.A.R. Winner: Delaware SAR with 4 percent; second place: Arizona SAR with 2 percent. THE ROBERT L. SONFIELD AWARD — To the state society with the largest numerical increase of members at the end of the membership year. Winner: Virginia SAR with 141; second place: California SAR with 139. THE SENATOR ROBERT A. TAFT AWARD — To the state society enrolling the largest number of new members. Winner: Texas SAR with 428; second place: Virginia SAR with 343. THE LIBERTY MEDAL AWARDS — The Liberty Medal was presented to those compatriots who have recruited 10 new members over a period of time. Those receiving additional Liberty awards received oak leaf cluster awards. FLORENCE KENDALL AWARD — To the top three compatriots who recruited the largest number of the new members. First place: Timothy E. Ward, Ohio SAR, 131 new members; second place: Bruce A. Ryno, New Jersey SAR, 63 new members; third place: David E. Cook, Virginia SAR, 57 new members. COLOR GUARDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD — To the compatriot who is the best representative of color guards and the best example of service to the ideals of the Sons of the American Revolution by his service as a color guardsman. Winner: Edward P. Rigel Sr., Georgia SAR. GENERAL WILLIAM C. WESTMORLAND AWARD — To the outstanding SAR Veterans Volunteer for service to Veterans. Winner: Charles Pittsburgh Roe, District of Columbia Society. THE USS STARK MEMORIAL AWARD — To the chapters and state societies with the best record of service to veterans during the past year. Chapters: 10-49 members – winner: Prescott Chapter, Arizona SAR. 50-99 members – winner: Simon Kenton Chapter, Kentucky SAR. 100-199 members – winner: Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter, Kentucky SAR. 200 or more members – winner: San Antonio Chapter, Texas SAR. Societies: 15-999 members – winner: Arizona Society. 1,000 or more members – winner: Kentucky Society. THE SYRACUSE AWARD — To the state society with the most new chapters. Winner: Montana SAR with two new chapters. THE ROBERT B. VANCE AWARD — To the state society and chapter that presents the best The 128th Annual National Congress 14 Edward P. Rigel Sr. of Georgia was presented the honor of Color Guardsman of the Year by President General Larry T. Guzy , left, with President General (2016-17) J. Michael Tomme Sr., right.

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