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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 43 and then as quartermaster in Col. John Lasher's Regiment, New York Militia. Monmouth Chapter The Monmouth Chapter's Annual Memorial Day Service was held at the grave of Maj. Thomas Seabrook in Fairview Cemetery in Middletown, New Jersey. Along with Clark McCullough, past New Jersey SAR president, were descendants of Seabrook: Patricia Walling Conwell (DAR), fifth-great-granddaughter; Christopher Walling, sixth-great- grandson; Mason Walling, seventh-great-grandson; and Gary Walling (SAR), fifth-great-grandson. NEW MEXICO SOCIETY Gadsden Chapter The Gadsden Chapter, Las Cruces, New Mexico sponsors the RAF Alconbury, England, Air Force Base's JROTC Program each year. John R. Pardo Jr., Col., USAF (Ret.), senior aerospace science instructor, and 2nd Lt. Ymir Eboras presented Cadet Mariana Szukala the NSSAR JROTC medal and certificate on June 2. The Gadsden Chapter is honored to recognize the cadets stationed overseas with their military and civilian families. On April 30, National Trustee and Vice President General Andrew Lyngar, and Chapter President David Curtiss presented congratulatory certificates and letters to Troop 53's newest Eagle Scout, Kenneth Gunnar Smith, below, at an Honor Court. Eagle Scout Smith is now eligible to compete for the National SAR Scholarship. The chapter established a Veteran Recognition Program at the Village at NorthRise Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, and Alzheimers Facility in Las Cruces. Compatriots meet quarterly with U.S. military veterans to thank them for their service and recognize their sacrifices for America and freedom. All of the veterans received Gadsden challenge coins. Spirited discussions of shared military service experiences took place. EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY (NEW YORK) Historic Roadside Marker Program The Empire State Society (ESSSAR), in partnership with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, is pleased to announce the Revolutionary War Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 Historic Roadside Marker Program. The goal of the program is to commemorate the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in New York State. We are inviting 900 local historical societies located in the area impacted by the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign to apply to the ESSSAR and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for grants for historic roadside markers that celebrate their local Sullivan-Clinton Campaign history. This is a multi-year program. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has generously agreed to provide up to 100 roadside signs. These signs have been specially designed for this program and will include the ESSSAR logo. The Foundation is providing the roadside marker and pole free to qualifying organizations, which will, however, have to incur any costs associated with the installation of the markers. Interested local historical societies with 501(c)(3) certifications are encouraged to apply for signage provided under this program. The local historical groups will be responsible for determining where signs are needed, providing the necessary historical documentation of the event or location using primary sources, identifying locations of sign placement, developing the text to go on the signs, applying for the signs, obtaining permission from property owners, obtaining funding for installing the signs, holding dedication ceremonies of signs and providing future sign maintenance. Even if historical societies don't apply in the first-year round of grants, they should be encouraged to apply in future rounds. Fellow compatriots, we need your chapter's help to make this important program a success. Your chapter can help by: • Encouraging local historical societies to apply for signage. • Directly applying for signage in those areas where signage is needed, in the event that the local historical society is not interested in applying. • Participating in the sign dedication ceremonies as they occur in your area. This opportunity to ESSSAR is dedicated to sustain and preserve Revolutionary War history right here in our state! Please make this program one of your chapter's main efforts until we get 100 historic signs placed. You are encouraged to discuss this wonderful opportunity at your next chapter meeting to help the ESSSAR celebrate the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War in 2029. Color copies of the brochures are available upon request from William G. Pomeroy Foundation (paula@ wpgfoundation.org). Consider planning a summer outing with your chapter to visit points of interest pertaining to the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in your area to generate interest in this program within your chapter. Invitations have been sent to the 900 local historical societies to give your chapter Taking part in the Matthew Davis V.A. grave-marking ceremony were: back row, from left, Compatriots Hixon Spangenberg, Clark Perry, Gerald DeGroat and Roger DeGroat. Front row, from left, Compatriots Martin Little and Frank Hennion and DAR members Bonnie Matthews and Wendy Wyman, who orchestrated the event through the Sussex County Historical Society.

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