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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was awarded the prestigious State SAR Patriot Medal at the Florida State Board of Management spring meeting. The Palm Beach Chapter is celebrating its 80th year. The chapter was founded and chartered by then-President General Messmore Kendall on March 16, 1938 in the iconic Writing Room of the historic Palm Beach Everglades Club. The chapter's 19 founding members included many of America's leading political, civic and business leaders of the time, including Compatriots Kendall, Charles F. Coe, Clifford V. Brokaw, Phil H. Sawyer, Blane Webb, J. Field Wardlaw, David B. Crandall, Harold A. Braman, Roscoe T. Anthony, Loring W. White, Ellingsworth Warner, W. Marvin Clifton, Homer E. Sawyer, F. Reeves Rutledge, James A. Dew, Ira L. Nesmith, W. Murray Hammer and Richard P. Robbins. The chapter will celebrate its founding at a special luncheon at the Everglades Club on Dec. 8 and has produced a special Gold Anniversary Coin that lists the four Revolutionary War Battles fought in Florida: Fort George, Thomas Creek, Alligator Creek and the Last Revolutionary Naval Battle. Former Palm Beach President and state officer Donald Lanman presented the prestigious SAR chapter's Bronze and state society's Silver Good Citizenship Medals to Chapter President Ben Tidwell in recognition of a long history of civic, community and national service on more than 10 community, civic and philanthropic boards over the past eight years, including the Palm Beach State College Foundation, Florida Veterans Foundation, Red Cross and national Aneurysm Outreach Association. Tallahassee Chapter On July 31 at the Tallahassee National Cemetery, Committal Shelter No. 2, the Sauls-Bridges American Legion Post 13 and the Patriot Guard Riders stood in silent respect for veterans previously interred but not properly honored. These heroes stood for us, and now we stand for them. Chapter President John Paul Folsom, who is also president and chaplain of the American Legion Post 13, was the master of ceremonies for this solemn occasion. American Legion Officer Charles Howell presents the folded flag to the SAR Panama City Chapter President DeCody Brad Marble, who received the flag on behalf of all previously interred veterans whose families could not attend the service. The American Legion Honor Guard fired three volleys and a bugler played taps. William Dunaway Chapter The SAR held a compatriot grave-marking and memorial ceremony June 30 for Fletcher Ryals Dunaway, who founded the William Dunaway Chapter of Marianna, Fla., in 2008. In Greenwood Methodist Church Cemetery, on June 30, after an hour-long ceremony in the blistering Florida sun, the Compatriots of the Florida Northwest Region and Georgia Southwest Region stood and saluted during taps. Perhaps not looking professional, the aged, tired compatriots revealed their hearts and proudly honored a founder, mentor, leader, follower, family man, veteran and friend, Fletcher R. Dunaway. Kenneth Neal Spooner of the Joel Early Chapter, GASSAR, and dual member of the William Dunaway Chapter, created the touching SAR Compatriot Marker for Compatriot Dunaway. The marker attached within a black plate on to white marble. Freedom and patriotism were not founded by fear, anger, hatred or violence. Freedom and Patriotism were founded by the love of one's God, family and country, Love of humanity and love of the blue-green planet of which humanity populates. Love brings Patriots to display various calibers of service and sacrifice. If your heart rules your mind, then let love dominate your decisions and judgment of your fellow human beings. In the end, love conquers all, and it is because of love that each one of us exists today. Love, freedom and patriotism will constantly endure through the waves of chaos in civilization, as Old Glory, The Star- Spangled Banner does through strong winds and wars. GEORGIA SOCIETY President Lee Smith of the Brier Creek Chapter and Registrar Dess Smith III of the Wiregrass Chapter traveled to Barnesville, Ga., on Saturday, July 28, to attend the Georgia SAR Board of Management meeting. Georgia SAR President Donald Burdick presided over the quarterly meeting of more than 125 members from all over the state. Besides attending to the society business, President Burdick presented to some members medals, certificates and awards from the 128th National Society 26 SAR MAGAZINE Photograph taken by District 1, Vice Commander, Richard L. "Dick" Jugenheimer of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 472.

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