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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Independence Patriots Chapter The Independence Patriots Chapter participated with the Missouri Society Color Guard in the opening flag ceremony at the state meeting of the Missouri Society DAR. The April 5 meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Below, from left, Stephen Sullins, Richard Matthews, Missouri State Regent Cynthia Beall Suich, Marvin Koenig, Charles Lilly and James Scott. NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY Halifax Resolves Chapter The Halifax Resolves Chapter's entrant in the Americanism Poster contest advanced to national level. Three schools participated in the chapter's contest, and there were 49 entries. New Bern Chapter On Nov. 13, 2018, Kimberly Cromer's third-grade class at A.H. Bangert Elementary School in New Bern had the privilege to talk to some special veterans. Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach (U.S. Navy), Sergeant Gary Gillette (U.S. Air Force), Master Gunnery Sergeant Ron Perez (U.S. Marine Corps) and Chief Warrant Officer Karen Hacker (U.S. Marine Corps) came to her classroom to talk with her third graders about what jobs they performed while in the service and why we celebrate Veterans Day. The students loved learning more about the five branches of the military. These four American heroes, along with many other veterans, will be featured in a book Cromer's students have written and illustrated, entitled "V" Is For Veteran. Also, her students will be participating in the SAR annual poster contest, in which Gillette (New Bern Chapter Registrar) and DeLoach (New Bern Chapter VP) are members. PPP On Dec. 5, the New Bern Chapter performed a color guard ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication for Chen Paw and Daae Khetphibun and family. The chapter's role during the dedication was to present an American flag and a copy of the U.S. Constitution to the family. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Alliance. On Dec. 15, the chapter participated in laying 242 wreaths at the New Bern National Cemetery as part of Wreaths Across America. The New Bern Chapter was a co-sponsor for this national event and collected donations to fund 246 wreaths. For the first time, a wreath was placed on every gravestone (6,772) in the New Bern National Cemetery. NEW JERSEY SOCIETY Col. John Rosenkrans Chapter The Col. John Rosenkrans Chapter joined with the Sussex County Historical Society in the Wreaths Across America ceremony held at the Old Newton Burial Ground in Newton, N.J., on Dec. 15, 2018. Compatriots laid wreaths on the graves of Revolutionary War veterans buried at the site. Pictured headstones are those of Thomas Anderson, Esq., who served in the Sussex County Militia and as assistant deputy quartermaster-general for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and Patriot Letitia Anderson, wife of Thomas, honored for her service with the Ladies of Trenton in their efforts to support the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The ceremony recognized and honored 10 Revolutionary War veterans, one Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794 veteran, one Quasi-War with France veteran, one War with Tripoli veteran, six War of 1812 veterans, and 22 Civil War veterans buried at the site. The day's event began with the Hontz family five-piece brass ensemble performing patriotic and period arrangements. At noon, the American Legion Post 86 honor guard presented the colors for the singing of the National Anthem by 7-year-old Mia Sanchez, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. George J. Stypolkowski gave the invocation, and Wendy Wyman, DAR and SCHS event chair, presented opening remarks and read the veteran and Patriot names. The laying of the wreaths preceded scheduled remarks by George J. Stypolkowski, Harmony Lodge No. 8, and James H.G. Naisby, past chapter president. Greetings from Congressman Gottheimer were presented by Patrick Sheehan, and Wayne McCabe, president of the Sussex County Historical Society, gave the final remarks. The benediction was given by Jack Tripp, American Legion Post 86. The closing ceremony featured Sue Myett playing Amazing Grace on bagpipes, the American Legion Post 86 with a gun salute, and Susanna Hontz playing Taps for the final tribute. Additional support was provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution, Society of the War of 1812, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, and Daughters of the Union. Revolutionary War veterans buried at the site are Thomas Anderson, John Couse, Matthew Davis, John Drake, Samuel Harden, Jacob Hendershot, John Holmes, Henry Johnson, Richard Lloyd, Theodorus Pulhamus and Letitia Anderson (Ladies of Trenton). OHIO SOCIETY Cincinnati Chapter The Cincinnati SAR continues the programming of historical, educational and patriotic programs—particularly 30 SAR MAGAZINE From left, Francis J. Hennion, James H.G. Naisby, Clark W. Perry, Gerald G. DeGroat, Roger J. DeGroat and Hixon H. Spangenberg, Jr. at the Old Newton Burial Ground in Newton, N.J.

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