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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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44 SAR MAGAZINE some time to prepare for this program. If your chapter is interested in participating, please designate a program chairman and provide his contact information to Dave Powell or Robert Gang, Sullivan-Clinton Historic Roadside Marker Campaign co-chairman. Long Island Chapter President Joseph Vermaelen of the Long Island Chapter recognized Compatriots Gregory Franz and Julian Franz on their elevation to Eagle Scout. The Franz brothers, below, have been proud members of the SAR for many years, joining as junior members. They represent the highest ideals of scouting and are the future of our society. This event was celebrated with their friends and family. Syracuse Chapter The Syracuse Chapter presented Army and Air Force NSSAR ROTC awards on March 9 at Syracuse University. The Army ROTC Award was presented to Cadet Patrick Ducey by Jerry Orton, and the Air Force ROTC Award to Cadet John Higgins II was presented by Craig Williamson. PPP On Jan. 20, the Syracuse Chapter presented the Silver Good Citizenship Award to Compatriot William G. Pomeroy. He is the founder and former owner of CXtec and TERACAI, two technology companies in Syracuse, N.Y. employing nearly 300 people. After receiving his diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2004 and receiving a life-saving stem cell transplant, Pomeroy established the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The foundation helps diversify the Be The Match marrow registry, enabling more people to find a matching donor and receive a transplant. Registering more than 25,000 potential donors through marrow drives, 67 donor-patient matches have already been produced. The foundation has also made significant naming gifts to the Crouse Hospital College of Nursing, patient patio, and the expansion and renovation of Crouse's emergency department, tripling its size. Additionally, the foundation has established an endowed fund for AML Research at the Dana-Farber Institute in Boston. The foundation also offers historic signage grant programs, focused on Historic Roadside Markers, National Historic Landmarks, and Legends and Lore. Over 625 signs have been placed, to date. As an avid genealogist, Pomeroy created the American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association (APHGA) to promote interest in and the study of American history through genealogical research. The Pomeroy Anvil Trail, a project of the APHGA, celebrates the American spirit through the progress and movement of one family. Twelve monuments have been erected in New York, Ohio, Massachusetts and Maine, and the trail is always expanding! Pomeroy serves on several boards, including the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. For more information on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the APHGA, please visit www.wgpfoundation.org and www.americanpomeroys.org . NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY On March 28, the North Carolina SAR inducted North Carolina Gov. Roy Asberry Cooper III and his brother, Judge Pell Carlton Cooper, into the SAR. The 3:30 p.m. ceremony was held in the historic House chambers on the second floor of the State Capitol in Raleigh. The governor was accompanied by First Lady Kristin Cooper. Gov. Cooper and Judge Cooper were eligible for membership in the SAR due to being descendants of Revolutionary War Patriot Marcom Cooper, who served as both grand juror and petit juror during the war (1778-1779) in what is now Nash County. N.C. Mountain Region Vice President Bill McEntire was instrumental in initiating and conducting the research necessary to prove Gov. Cooper and Judge Cooper's lineage. The induction ceremony began with opening remarks from Raleigh Chapter President Bob Sigmon, which was followed by an invocation from State Treasurer Sam Powell. State President George Strunk administered the SAR oath and presented Gov. Cooper and Judge Cooper with their membership certificates. Sigmon presented the new members with badges. Others in attendance included State Sr. Vice President Jim Becker, Secretary and National Trustee Gary Green, State Historian and Governor's Sponsor Joe Sam Queen and Co-Sponsor Glenn Sappie. N.C. Assistant Secretary for Veterans Affairs James Prosser was also in attendance. Both the governor and Judge Cooper will be members of the Raleigh Chapter. Halifax Resolves Chapter Grave Marking for Compatriot James C. Harris The Halifax Resolves Chapter conducted a grave-marking ceremony for Compatriot James Carlos Harris at the family cemetery at Buxton Place, in the Inez community. David B. Gammon, chapter president, was the master of ceremonies. The invocation and benediction were given by HRC Chaplain Rev. Duncan H. Jones. The presentation and retrieval of the colors were conducted by the combined NC SAR Color Guard under the command of state Color Guard Commander Ken Wilson. The pledges were led by Compatriot J. Rives Manning and President Gammon. The marker dedication was conducted by Gammon and the Rev. Jones. Harris was born Aug. 30, 1909 in Warren County, the son of Ernest Linwood Harris and Mary Miles "Mamie" Bobbitt. When he joined the SAR, he was the youngest charter member of the Harrison-Macon Chapter of the North Carolina SAR. He was 18 when he applied for membership in the SAR in May 1928. Harris was made an honorary member of the Virginia SAR during the Yorktown Celebration in 1931. At the outbreak of World War II, he tried to enlist in the U.S. Army but was rejected due to a slipped disc and went

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