The SAR Magazine

Winter 2018-2019

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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If you are an American and a direct male descendant of someone who rendered civil or military service in one of the 13 American colonies before July 4, 1776, consider joining the NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS. For information on its activities and eligibility requirements, contact: Registrar General R.D. Pollock P.O. Box 86 Urbana, OH 43078-0086 www.americancolonists.org COMPATRIOTS! You MaY Be eligiBle for MeMBership in a VerY select order numerous sar members are already affiliated coMpatriots! Eligibility founding ancestor prior to 1657 and a revolutionary War patriot in the same male line. Male line may be from: (1) father's father; (2) Mother's father; (3) father's Maternal grandfather; (4) Maternal grandfather of Mother's father; (5) Maternal grandfather of father's father. for information, contact: daniel c. Warren 1512 steuben road gloucester point, Va 23062 or www.founderspatriots.org WINTER 2018-19 11 Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. Kansas Society President Dennis Nelson and the state leadership were joined by PG Guzy, Vice President General Bob Capps of the South Central District, Vice President General Brooks Lyles of the International District and Kansas Society DAR Regent Kathryn Walker West. Representing Eisenhower's family were granddaughter Mary Eisenhower and great-grandson Merrill Eisenhower Atwater. Others included Missouri SAR President Wayne Merrill, North Carolina SAR President George Strunk, and 22 National Color Guard members from five states. Following the presentation of the colors by the color guard, led by National Color Guard Adjutant Brooks Lyles and Kansas Color Guard Commander Dewey Fry, emcee Justin Engleman welcomed the participants and guests. Kansas Chaplain Rev. Vern Welkner presented the invocation, and Compatriot Bryan Wampler then led the 100-plus guests in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the SAR. Mary Eisenhower spoke about how she believed her grandfather would have enjoyed and appreciated the event and mentioned that she felt his presence in this special place. When she spoke about her grandfather's presence, a compatriot took a photo of the Eisenhower chapel and caught a beam of light emanating from the door where he and his wife, Mamie, lay at rest. PG Guzy spoke about President Eisenhower's service to the country and about his Patriot ancestors: John Peter Eisenhauer, who provided supplies to the Army at Valley Forge, and John Mater of the Lancaster County Militia. The marker was then dedicated and unveiled by the PG and Eisenhower family members. In all, 31 wreaths were presented by the SAR, DAR, C.A.R., Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eisenhower family. Benefactors of the event included the George Washington Endowment Fund, Kansas Society, and the Harry S Truman Chapter of the Missouri Society. Following the recognition of the wreaths, which were laid before the ceremony started, the colors were retired. It was a great day for everyone who attended and was Kansas' first National Color Guard event. So, for all you western societies whose members can't make it back east for national events, here is a way to host and hold your own national event and to recognize distinguished compatriots who made your states their homes. — Brooks Lyles, Vice President General, International District, NSSSAR Stars and Bars 1861-1865 If you are a lineal or collateral male descendant of someone in the Confederate States of America Officer Corps or someone who was an elected or appointed government official in the Confederate States of America, consider joining the Stars and Bars For information on our activities and eligibility requirements, contact us at: (757) 656-MOSB Or via mail at: MOSB Membership Inquiry P.O. Box 18901 Raleigh, NC 27619-8901 www.militaryorderohestarsandbars.org

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