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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34 SAR MAGAZINE ALABAMA SOCIETY Tennessee Valley Chapter The Tennessee Valley Chapter presented Bronze Good Citizenship medals to two second-grade teachers on March 15 at Barkley Bridge Elementary School in Hartselle, Alabama. The teachers, Kimberley Powell and Amanda Godsey, were awarded the medals for teaching Revolutionary War history, and they have a unique way of doing it. They teach it not in a history class but in their reading class. From the books Secret Soldier and George Washington's Socks, students learn about Deborah Sampson, the young girl who enlisted in the army as a man, and how Gen. George Washington and his army marched through the snow at Valley Forge without shoes and socks. Unfamiliar or difficult words are pulled from the text and placed along with their definitions, in the student's vocabulary books. Thus, from their reading class, the students are learning to love books and the history of their country while also broadening their vocabulary. Who knows, maybe Powell and Godsey are developing future Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. After the presentation, Alabama SAR President Bob Anderson described the uniform for the students and explained to them the difference between the lives of children today and those during Revolutionary times. ARIZONA SOCIETY Phoenix Chapter The Phoenix Chapter inducted Harold Archie Darling into the SAR on his 90th birthday on April 5. Harold, a World War II Navy veteran, was sponsored and his fees paid by his nephew, Michael Darling of the Delaware SAR. Stephen Miller, Arizona SAR trustee, conducted the ceremony at Harold's home, along with Chuck Howey, Phoenix Chapter secretary, who presented him with the certificate and an Arizona SAR challenge coin. Making the deadline for presentation on his birthday was made possible by the efforts of his family, the Arizona SAR and the SAR genealogy staff. CALIFORNIA SOCIETY Orange County Chapter The Orange County Chapter Color Guard, under the command of California Color Guard Commander Mark Kramer, took part in the 110th annual state conference of the California Society DAR. March 15-17 in Irvine, California. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 2018 DCSSAR Public Safety Awards Announced May 4 Officer Euri Hernandez received the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Award during the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department awards News stories about state and chapter events appearing here and elsewhere in the magazine are prepared from materials submitted through a variety of means, including press releases and newsletters (which should be directed to the Editor at the address shown on page 2). Please note the deadlines below. Compatriots are encouraged to submit ideas for historical feature articles they would like to write. Each will be given careful consideration. Deadlines: Winter (February) Dec. 15; Spring (May) March 15; Summer (August) June 15; Fall (November) Sept. 15. Orange County Chapter Color Guard, under the command of CASSAR Color Guard Cmdr. Mark Kramer. From left, Mark Kramer, Dan McKelvie, Jim Fosdyck, California Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Beverly Roberson Moncrieff, Jim Klingler, Mark Torres, Kent Gregory, and Los Angeles Fifes and Drums members Matt Noell and Leo Cohen. From left, Compatriot Bob Doherty, Kimberly Powell, Amanda Godsey and Alabama SAR President Bob Anderson.

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