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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PG Alter gave the keynote address and discussed the current activities of the SAR, particularly the new SAR Education Center and Museum that will be part of the national headquarters in Louisville, Ky. He urged all compatriots and chapters to seek new members to keep the organization vital and growing, and to actively contribute monetarily to SAR activities. The following awards were presented: State Martha Washington Medals: Colorado Senior C.A.R. State President Heather Miller and Charlotte Hubbs, NSDAR. C.A.R. Bronze Medal of Appreciation: Colorado C.A.R. President Collin Miller. Eagle Scout Award: Nathaniel B. Bunnell. Law Enforcement Commendation Medal: Senior Officer Derek Whipple. Fire Safety Medal: Grant Tinker. Law Enforcement Commendations: 911 Technician Karen Suazo and Officer Josh LeVey, Greenwood Village Police Department. Incoming Colorado SAR President Neeley delivered the closing remarks. Pikes Peak Chapter The Pikes Peak Chapter celebrated the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15, 2018, with a luncheon dedicated to honoring people in Colorado Springs. The chapter recognized a high school sophomore with the Outstanding Citizenship Award and the winner in this year's Eagle Scout Essay contest. Capt. Sean Joseph Ehlinger of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson, Colo., was posthumously presented with the Wounded Warrior Medallion. Chapter President Sid Hughes presented the Fire Safety Commendation Medal to Chief Michael R. Dalton, above, of the Colorado Springs Fire Department for his leadership during several devastating fires. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) invited DCSAR 2nd Vice President and Public Information Officer Bill Ritchie to the MPD 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize Third District Officer Jose Jimenez with the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal for his swift and courageous response to a violent assault in progress. The ceremony was held on March 19 at the ARC in southeast Washington and was moderated by NBC4 news anchor Meagan Fitzgerald. On July 27, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Jimenez, who was off duty and with his wife in the 3600 block of 14th Street, NW, observed two subjects engaged in a violent struggle in the street. Despite being off duty, in plain clothes, and with his family, Jimenez approached the two subjects and ordered the assailant to discontinue his assault. When Jimenez confronted the two, the victim fell to the ground, bleeding, and the assailant held a screwdriver, which he had used to stab the victim multiple times. Jimenez ordered the assailant to drop the screwdriver and detained him while calling 911 for on-duty assistance. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he later died. Jimenez's courageous response resulted in the arrest of the suspect, who was charged with Murder II while armed. PPP The Embassy of France, in all of its elegance, in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., was the location of DCSAR's 2019 Sweethearts and Patriots Gala. The Feb. 9 event was attended by more than 450 guests in support of the gala's two beneficiaries: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and l'Association Terre Fraternité. Among the honorary host committee was His Excellency Gérard Araud, ambassador of France to the United States; the Honorable Charles Rivkin, U.S. ambassador to France (2009-13) and chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America; Congressman Michael Gallagher (Wis.); Congressman Michael Waltz (Fla.); and Jan Cousteau, co-founder of Earth Echo International. Guests mingled and took photos with re-enactors of the Marquis de Lafayette, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other notable Francophiles between dances to live music and dining on French cuisine and wine. More than $30,000 was raised in support of the two groups. The DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides nearly 615,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 250,000 benefit claims annually. In 2017, the DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors. The DAV also is a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs, and providing resources to ensure veterans have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream that their sacrifices have made possible. L'Association Terre Fraternité was organized following the November 2004 bombing of the French detachment at Bouaké (Côte d'Ivoire), which left 10 dead and 40 wounded. Under the leadership of Gen. Bernard Thorette, then chief of the general staff of the French Army, the l'Association Terre Fraternité was born with the aim of supporting those wounded in service of the army, their families and the families of dead soldiers. The association relies on donations and receives no public subsidies, which leaves it great deal of autonomy. Catherine Timbers, DC DAR, and Jadan Horyn, DC SAR, co-chaired this fifth annual gala. The honorary co-chairmen were DCSAR President Doug Brooks, DC SAR Secretary Paul Hays and DCDAR State Vice Regent Cindy Hays. PPP Artist Peter Waddell discussed his discoveries about the early history of the Washington's Federal District while creating two large bird's-eye views of the city. Through his 24 SAR MAGAZINE Sweethearts and Patriots Gala co-chair Catherine Timbers with a couple of historical re-enactors

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