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 XX TENNESSEE SOCIETY Gov. Archibald Roane Chapter On April 16, the Gov. Archibald Roane Chapter of Nashville hosted the Tennessee SAR Color Guard at the dedication of new flagpoles outside the recently renovated Cordell Hull building. The Tennessee General Assembly moved there this year. Chapter President and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris spoke. Past TNSSAR President John McCutchen presented Lt. Gov. Randy McNally with an American flag. Later that day, the Color Guard posted the colors in the Senate Chamber as the week of Patriot's Day was commemorated. President-Elect Johnny Head addressed the Senate. TEXAS SOCIETY Compatriot Tom Whitelock, above left, and Texas SAR Chancellor Tracey Pounders, center, offer up the cake to Betty Whitelock as other Dallas Chapter members sing "Happy 100th Birthday" to her at its May Mother's Day meeting. Plano Chapter On Monday, May 28, several members of the Color Guard from the Plano Chapter participated in the Plano's Memorial Day Parade. Participants included Compatriots Dan Reed, Terry Holden, Jerry Cope and his grandson, Don Sielert, Howard Roach and Larry Melton. VIRGINIA SOCIETY April 7 was a cold day, with intermittent snow flurries, when about 120 compatriots, DAR members, and guests from Virginia and Tennessee gathered to honor Robert Vicars, Patriot of the Revolution, by marking his grave in the Old Vicars Cemetery at Grassy Creek in Russell County, Virginia. There were a large number of Robert Vicars' descendants at the ceremony, including Virginia SAR First Lady Jennifer Kelly and master of ceremonies Larry Underwood of the Tennessee SAR. As part of the ceremony, Virginia SAR President Pat Kelly inducted Robert Corey Vicars, a descendant of Robert Vicars, into the SAR and the Overmountain Men Chapter. After the ceremony, a reception hosted by the Russell County Historical Society was held at the Old Russell County Courthouse. PPP Seven Virginia SAR Chapters mustered at Graves' Mountain Lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains and conducted a ceremony to gather and bless Virginia soil, to be spread on the mass grave of Virginians at Waxhaws, S.C. Tom Hamill, president of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter, conducted the ceremony; Dale Corey, president of the Col. William Grayson Chapter, collected the soil; and Father Henry Minich of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter blessed the soil. Virginia SAR President Pat Kelly took charge of the soil and transported it to the Commemoration of the Battle of Waxhaws on May 26, where he spread the blessed Virginia soil on the mass grave. At Waxhaws, Hamill and Gary Hall of the Dan River Chapter escorted Kelly as he spread the soil on the mass grave. Colonel James Wood II Chapter On Saturday, May 5, Marc Robinson, Don Dusenbury and Dale Corey of the Colonel James Wood II Chapter were present for an event that brought seven SAR chapters together. During the meeting, the group collected Virginia soil to present at the graves of fallen Virginians who fought at the Wixhausen Battlefield on Graves Mountain in South Carolina. SUMMER 2018 49

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