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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COLORADO SOCIETY The Vietnam Veterans of America in Denver are the prime movers in getting long-lost and unidentified remains of war-related deaths recognized and having an appropriate ceremony conducted for their interment. On Oct. 10, 2018, the Colorado SAR Color Guard participated in a ceremony at Fort Logan, where four urns for newly identified military remains from World War II, Korea and Vietnam were interred. The color guard also fired a salute to honor these veterans. Grand Mesa Chapter One hundred years ago, in 1918, a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the Wayne Aspinall Federal Building in Grand Junction, Colo. One of the items in the capsule was the 1913 Colorado Sons of American Revolution membership book, above. The time capsule was updated on Oct. 4, 2018, with a 2018 edition. The next time the capsule is opened will be in 2118. CONNECTICUT SOCIETY The Connecticut Society was represented at the 53rd Annual Massing of the Colors. CTSSAR Past President (2003- 06) Ken Buckbee, above, presented the SAR flag at the ceremony, which was held at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in East Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 3, 2018. Each year, hereditary and patriotic societies in Connecticut are invited to bring their organizations' flags to the event to honor their ancestors. General David Humpheys Branch, No. 1 On Nov. 18, 2018, the General David Humphreys Branch, along with the Connecticut Line Color Guard and the Freelove Baldwin Chapter of the DAR, had a ceremony for the completed restoration of the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery and the newly found Patriot, Daniel Jackson. The cemetery in Stratford, Conn., is the oldest Episcopal cemetery in New England, dating back to 1723. Daniel Jackson enlisted three times during the war, the last time for the duration. His SAR Patriot number is P223849. In addition, we found that Gen. David Wooster's father, Capt. Abraham Wooster, and David's oldest brother, Col. Joseph Wooster, are both buried in the cemetery, along with William Samuel Johnson, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. In June 2018, we gave a tour of the cemetery to the Grave Stone Society of New England, and we have also given presentations to many different organizations, including fifth and sixth graders from Stratford. The chapter members are extremely pleased with what they have accomplished with the funds that Columbia University donated for this project. Some local businesses also donated resources, which enabled the chapter to remove trees and make a new gravestone for Patriot Jackson, a new bluestone entranceway for the cemetery and markers for all 19 Patriots. The people who have helped restore this cemetery have felt great pride in their work to bring back part of our history to this historical cemetery. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY Capt. Christopher Pasco, deputy Defense Attaché, Embassy of France, was the guest of honor and speaker at the Yorktown Victory Day Luncheon sponsored by the District of Columbia SAR. The celebration of the 237th anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown was held at Patton Hall on the grounds of Fort Myer in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 27, 2018. Some of the heroes honored included Maj. Gen. Gilbert, Marquis de Lafayette; Lt. Gen. Jean Baptist, Comte de Rochambeau; and Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, Comte de Grasse. Past Vice President General Peter Arrott Dixon introduced Capt. Pasco, who spoke of the historical significance of the French intervention during the Revolutionary War and of the continuing friendship and cooperation on matters of mutual concern between the people of France and the U.S. Dixon presented to Capt. Pasco the SAR Certificate of Appreciation. During the luncheon, four new members were introduced and inducted by DC SAR Secretary Paul Hays. The new members are: Jamal Michael Habibi, government WINTER 2018-19 25 The Connecticut Line in the new entranceway of the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Stratford, Conn.

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