The SAR Magazine

Fall 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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married two of Roger Sherman's daughters. The second was James Hillhouse, who was commander of the 2nd Company Foot Guard of New Haven and who also fought in the battle of New Haven. There are 152 Patriots buried in this cemetery. Participants in this ceremony are the Humphreys Branch, 6th and 2nd Connecticut Regiments, 2nd Company Foot Guard, Connecticut Line, Boy Scouts of Troop 5 and David Loda, a re-enactor for Gen. David Humphreys, on his horse, Huckleberry. The ceremony closed with the 6th Connecticut Regiment reading of the Declaration of Independence. More than 100 people attended. DAKOTA SOCIETY The Dakota Society held its annual meeting on March 31 in Rapid City, S.D. Society officers elected by acclamation are President/Trustee James Clement, Vice President Dan Redin, Secretary/Treasurer Don Kellogg and Registrar Dan Redin. Kellogg is also serving as alternate trustee and Eagle Scout Award chairman. The Dakota Society participated in the Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Rapid City's Memorial Park. Compatriot Clement laid the wreath. The color guard of Paul Dustman, Dr. Keith Johnson, Clement and Caleb Dustman continued a streak of participation dating back to 1998. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY Capt. Duane Tackitt, left, and Compatriot Paul Hays, right, inducted the father-and-son duo of Brig. Gen. Ed Rodriguez, left of center, and Col. Edward F. "Rod" Rodriguez into the society. Each Rodriguez is retired from the U.S. Air Force. The senior, 97, served in the Pacific in World War II and may be the oldest new SAR compatriot. FLORIDA SOCIETY Clearwater Chapter The Clearwater Chapter returned from summer break with the September luncheon meeting. The chapter continued to be active during this break. Compatriot and former Chapter President Bob Cundiff, working with the Clearwater area Habitat for Humanity, presented American flags to the owners of the new homes on behalf of the chapter. At the beginning of the break, President Pat Niemann was elected president of the Florida SAR. Taking over the local chapter position will be the former First Vice President Jim Grayshaw. Another change for the new session is the newly revamped luncheon menu. The chapter continues to be a leader in the state by working with the local community. We are also active in the color guard and state contests held by the Florida SAR. Palm Beach Chapter Ray Wess, former Palm Beach Chapter and Florida SAR president and current NSSAR deputy inspector general, FALL 2018 25 From left, Paul Dustman, Keith Johnson, James Clement and Caleb Dustman Compatriot Bob Cundiff presenting the American flag to the Martin family in Clearwater

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