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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WINTER 2018-19 27 Capt. John Collins Chapter On Sept. 5, 2018, the Capt. John Collins Chapter's board of managers unanimously approved a proposal to establish a military service recognition program. On Oct. 16, the first four of five compatriots were recognized with the SAR Military Service Certificate and Medal. Joel Early Chapter A veterans monument was unveiled on Nov. 10, 2018, in Blakely, Ga., honoring men who fought or gave service during the American Revolution. They are as follows: Henry Hutto, Jacob Sutton, Patrick Calhoun Jr., Joel Darcey, Thomas Fain, George G. Gaines, Reddick Ganey, Jacob Harrell, William Kemp, Isaac Lester, Philip Pittman, Zoath Spooner, James W. Alexander, Josiah Baggett, Clark Blanford, Jesse Brown, Zacheriah Cowart, William Nevis, Simon Hadley, William Hawthorn, Joseph E. Singletary, George Roddenberry, William Sweatman and Ansell Ferrell (Ga./Fla.) This monument is unique, brings recognition to the men who helped settle and develop the area, and is the accomplishment of Chapter President Steve Peace and members of the Joel Early Chapter. On Nov. 11, a presentation was held at Flat Creek Baptist Church on Hwy. 39 in Miller County, Ga. Eagle Scout Nathaniel Porter was presented a certificate of appreciation by Neal Spooner and the Joel Early Chapter for his honoring the U.S. flag. For his Eagle Scout rank, he worked and erected a flagpole for his church. He was accompanied by his grandfather, Ronnie Shiver, Chapter Registrar Neal Spooner and Tom Foster. HAWAII SOCIETY On Sept. 21, 2018, Hawaii State Rep. Matthew LoPresti and Dr. Michael Smith of the SAR Hawaii Society laid a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (informally known as Punchbowl Cemetery) in honor of National POW/ MIA Recognition Day. More than 250 people gathered under the warm Hawaiian sun to recognize the sacrifices of Americans who have been prisoners of war and to honor those who are still missing in action. ILLINOIS SOCIETY The Illinois Society and VPG Tom Ashby of the Great Lakes District hosted the annual Great Lakes District meetings on Oct. 26-27, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. The Great Lakes District consists of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin societies. On Friday, Oct. 26, we were honored to have President General Warren Alter and his wife, Nancy, join our three societies at Lincoln's Tomb for a wreath-laying ceremony. VPG Ashby spoke about the Lincoln Legacy, and the Michigan Society performed a magnificent sword salute commanded by Michigan 1st VP Ken Goodson. ILSSAR President Richard Chamblin, MISSAR President James Peters, WISSAR Treasurer William Austin and ILSSAR Springfield Chapter President Drew Robinson presented wreaths. Huzzah! To the Tri-State Color Guard! From left, Vice President Michael Reither; recipients Harry Vaughn, Claude Thomas, Patrick Reese and Lloyd Blackwell; and Chapter President Earl Cagle. On the steps of Lincoln's tomb, with PG Warren Alter in the center of the picture surrounded by the Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin color guards.

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