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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NEW MEXICO SOCIETY Gadsden Chapter The Gadsden Chapter in Las Cruces, N.M., in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10124, sponsored and laid 54 wreaths at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. The chapter supports the Wreaths Across America Program each year to honor our veterans and their families. Vice President General Andrew Lyngar, Rocky Mountain District; Capt. Don Williams, a Vietnam veteran and compatriot of the Gadsden Chapter; and Compatriot William Park, a Korean War veteran; represented the chapter in the Las Cruces, N.M., Veterans Day Parade. EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY (NEW YORK) Long Island Chapter The Long Island Chapter presented a check for $1,000 to the Suffolk County United Veterans on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, to help renovate and expand the dining and community area at the Vets Place Shelter in Yaphank, N.Y . The Vets Place Shelter is a halfway house for homeless veterans and is dedicated to maintaining the dignity and self- sufficiency of returning veterans. OHIO SOCIETY Color guard members from three state societies participated in the July 28, 2018, memorial wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio. PPP The Ohio Society SAR Color Guard assisted the ladies of the Muskingum Chapter DAR in honoring the chapter's first regent, Fanny Russell Brush, as part of the Muskingum Chapter's 125 anniversary. Early in the morning of Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, members of the Muskingum Chapter climbed the hill at Woodlawn Cemetery to mark the grave of Fanny Russell Brush. They were led by the color guard. Colors were presented by the Rufus Putnam, Marietta and Benjamin Franklin SAR chapters. Led by Steve Frash, the colors were carried by Dan Bebee, Don Miller and Steve Kelley. The bagpiper, William Conroy IV, is also a compatriot with the Marietta Chapter. Fanny Russell Brush, DAR #1541, organized the Muskingum Chapter in July 1893 with 11 other women of the county. The meeting was held at the Young Women's Christian Association building in downtown Zanesville. The 125th anniversary luncheon was held in the same building, now a restaurant and event space called Bryan's Place. A bronze marker recognizing Brush was placed on her family headstone. There were 90 in attendance, including the leadership of the Muskingum Chapter DAR, Regent Stephanie Valent, State Regent Nancy Schirm Wright, DAR VPG Sandy Mitchell McCann and numerous local officials, including Jeff Tilton, mayor of Zanesville, and Jim Porter, Muskingum County commissioner. PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY The 125th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Society was celebrated on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg, Pa., below. Among those taking part in the celebration were Secretary General Jack Manning of New Hampshire, Vice President General C. Louis Raborg Jr. (Mid-Atlantic District), Pennsylvania Society Chaplain Rev. David J. Felts, and other SAR and DAR officers. State Rep. Parke Wenting, a compatriot from the Eric Chapter, sponsored a resolution honoring the anniversary. He, the Hon. Robert F. Matzie and State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. presented a copy of the resolution to Pennsylvania Society President Ray Prussia. WINTER 2018-19 35 From left, Hugh Prior, SSVF project coordinator for the Vets Place Shelter; Ruth McDade, director of development for the Vets Place Shelter; and Long Island Chapter Treasurer Gene Visnefsky.

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