The SAR Magazine

Spring 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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Tucson Chapter On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, the Tucson Chapter Color Guard, together with the DAR and Ladies Auxiliary, met at Tucson's Evergreen Cemetery for a solemn tribute to our fallen veterans as part of Wreaths Across America. The color guard posted the colors. Adding to the ceremony was a riderless, caparisoned horse to symbolize our fallen soldiers, and a motorcycle escort. A six-man color guard fired a sequential-order salute. CALIFORNIA SOCIETY Each year on the Sunday closest to Gen. George Washington's Birthday, the Sons of Liberty Chapter hosts the Massing of the Colors at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Hall of Liberty. More than 50 color guardsmen attend the annual event, including members from six SAR chapters who make up the CASSAR Color Guard. Among those participating were Jim Fosdyck (Orange County Chapter), NSSAR Color Guard Adjutant West; Larry Wood (Orange County); Henry Lucas (Riverside); Larry Hanson (Orange County); Charles Gentis (Riverside); Ken Lynch (Gen. George Patton), Bill Hurley (Gen. George Patton); Robert Taylor (Gen. George Patton); Steve Clugston (Eagle Chapter) as Gen. Washington; John Flippin (Redlands); Don Boatright (Redlands); and California Color Guard Commander Mark Kramer (Riverside); John Ferris (Orange County); John Blake (Orange County); Chris Cerillo (Coachella Valley); and Charlie Frye (Redlands). The Flyover went as planned despite the weather. But the 13 flag bearers stayed inside to maintain our position. The ceremony began at 3 p.m. with introductions. An Air Force Honorary Burial Guard performed the flag folding with a narrator describing what each fold meant. When completed, the folded flag was presented to a local veteran widow, representing all those who served and died with honor while serving our country. Orange County and Harbor County Chapters Compatriots from the Orange County and Harbor Chapters, members of the California Society Ladies Auxiliary, three members of the Los Angeles Fifes and Drums, Lt. Col. Hans Hunt (Orange County Chapter Compatriot and SMI of the Sonora High School Army JROTC Program) and some of Hunt's cadets participated in the Wreaths Across America program in December. Coachella Valley Chapter Members of the Coachella Valley Chapter participated in its first Veterans Day Parade in Palm Springs, Calif. Pictured below, from left, are Vice President Christopher J. Cerillo, Secretary Curtis J. Lane, Compatriot Ed Oehler, President William M. Haines and Compatriot Aaron Wilkinson. COLORADO SOCIETY New officers for the Colorado Society were installed during the annual George Washington Luncheon, Feb. 16, at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Roxborough Park, Littleton, Col. The luncheon was presided over by outgoing Colorado President Gene Cheney. Special guests were NSSAR President General Warren Alter, First Lady Nancy, and Rocky Mountain District VPG Andrew Lyngar. PG Alter presided over the installation ceremony for the newly elected Colorado SAR officers: President Rick Neeley, Vice President Bob Haines, Secretary Richard Riepe, Treasurer Richard Hoskinson, Registrar Emory Neal, Chancellor Tony Clark and Chaplain Robert Hampton. Historian Don Shattuck was unable to attend. The Colorado Society Color Guard participated in both the opening and closing ceremonies. The Tucsan Chapter participating in Wreaths Across America California's Wreaths Across America commemoration

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