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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SUMMER 2018 39 Jeremy's son, C.A.R. member Collin James Kreps, was escorted by his father, mother Joyce, sister Kenna Kreps, DAR grandmother Janet Kreps and SAR grandfather Mark Kreps, Continental Chapter, Indiana SAR member. PPP The Indiana SAR Northern Command Color Guard participated in the annual DAR Youth Award Ceremony. The event was held on March 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Muncie, Indiana. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY Memorial Day in the United Kingdom: Staying true to the ideals of the SAR and in recognition of our World War II veterans who never made it home, Malin Hayton laid a wreath on behalf of the International Society at the North Pickenham, Norfolk memorial in remembrance of the lives lost by airmen of the 491st and 492nd bomb groups. He then went on to the Cambridge American Cemetery where, among the other 110 other floral tributes, he laid a wreath on behalf of the SAR. It was a true family affair, as Malin presented for the SAR; his wife presented a wreath for the Virginia Founding Fathers; and Malin's mom, Leda Hayton, laid a wreath for the Walter Hines Page Chapter DAR. All the wreaths were made by members of the Hayton family. Vice President General Brooks Lyles presented a wreath on behalf of the International District at the President Dwight D. Eisenhower Compatriot Grave-Marking Ceremony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on June 2. Compatriot Lyles joined President General Larry Guzy; South Central District VPG Bob Capps; 24 color guard members from five states; representatives of the DAR, C.A.R. and Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Compatriot Eisenhower's granddaughter, Mary Eisenhower, and great-grandson, Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, at the ceremony. IOWA SOCIETY Central Iowa Chapter On April 3, members of the Iowa Society of the SAR and the General Society of the War of 1812 in the state of Iowa joined the public in greeting and listening to a presentation by former U.S. Army tomb guard and Iowa native Tom Tudor. A 1966 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Tudor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1979. Tudor has been a business entrepreneur for more than three decades and is also a five-term Rotary International Club President. He resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tudor's presentation was on the history of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and included a section on Iowans in Arlington. The night was made even more special by the attendance of two additional former tomb guards and Iowa natives. KANSAS SOCIETY The Kansas Society Sons of the American Revolution held a special event commemorating the membership and life of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Kansas Society hosted an SAR grave-marking ceremony on the grounds of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, on Saturday, June 2. President General Larry Guzy delivered the memorial address. President Eisenhower joined the SAR through the Empire State Society (New York) and was member No. 65450, utilizing his great-great-grandfather, John Peter Eisenhauer, as his Patriot ancestor. The elder Eisenhauer supplied grain and forage to the army at Valley Forge. Eisenhower also filed one supplemental application for his great-great-great- grandfather, John Mater/Matter, who fought with Washington's troops at the Battle of Long Island. Food vendors were on the grounds throughout the day. The event ended with an evening of music from the First Infantry Division Band, followed by the Salina Symphony. KENTUCKY SOCIETY Son of Virginia – Father of Kentucky A tribute to Judge Samuel McDowell took place on Sept. 23, 2017 in Danville, Kentucky on the bicentennial of his death. The event, which included the unveiling of a new gravestone for Samuel and his wife, Mary McClung, was attended by some 45 of McDowell's descendants, members of several chapters of the DAR and SAR, the American Legion, the Boyle County Historic Trust, the McDowell House, and Danville and Boyle County officials. Judge Samuel McDowell was a son of Virginia and a father of Kentucky. He fought in two Colonial wars (Braddock's Defeat and Lord Dunmore's War at the battle of Point Pleasant) and was colonel of the Rockbridge County Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War, which fought with distinction at the battle of Guilford Court House. McDowell was later an early settler of Danville. He also was appointed as one of the first federal judges in the Virginia District of Kentucky by George Washington. As a leading citizen in the area of Virginia west of the Alleghenies, McDowell was elected president of nine of the 10 conventions that resulted in Kentucky's statehood. Blue Licks Chapter Daniel Joseph Goderwis II watched his father accept, on behalf of his wife, Sharon, Julian Wills and Janie Whitehead, the Blue Licks Chapter Flag Certificate. Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter Chapter The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter held its fourth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 at 10:15 a.m. in a parking lot beside the Trigg County Justice Center. Kentucky SAR President Geoff Baggett of Cadiz was the reader. The event is an exciting living history opportunity for Trigg County citizens. Attendees are transported back in time to the late summer of 1776, when riders carried the newly approved Declaration to cities and towns in each of

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