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Winter 2018

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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24 SAR MAGAZINE ALABAMA SOCIETY Cahaba-Coosa Chapter The Cahaba-Coosa Chapter held its annual meeting and banquet in the Rotunda at the American Village in Montevallo, Alabama. The featured speaker was Steve Murray, director of the Alabama Archives and History. Laura Murray discussed her recently published first book, Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties. Approximately 50 members and guests were in attendance to recognize the outgoing officers and to witness the installation of the new 2018 officers. In addition, four new members were inducted, and several mem bers were recognized for their contributions to SAR. The new compatriots inducted were: Rex Anderson, Connor Kilgore, Jeptha Kilgore and Cass Tinsley. The outgoing officers were presented a Certificate of Appreciation by outgoing President Donald Roberson: Vice President Bruce Kilgore, Secretary Larry Byrd, Assistant Secretary Glenn Nivens, Treasurer Scott Martin, Assistant Treasurer C.W. Posey, Registrar Harry Sessamen and Chaplain Charles Nuckolls. Jim Price was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his work with the Flag Certificate Program that recognized 19 organizations this year. Rex Anderson, U.S. Air Force, received the Military Service Medal, and Major Gen. Conrad Ponder, U.S. Army (Ret.), received the War Service Medal. Harry Sessamen and Don Glover received the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal, Glenn Nivens received the Meritorious Service Medal and President-elect Bruce Kilgore received the Distinguished Service Medal. Compatriot Brian Roberson played the national anthem and a medley of Christmas songs, and Compatriots Glenn Nivens, Zander Bowling and William Wyatt served as the color guard. The following 2018 officers were installed: President Bruce Kilgore, Vice-President Bill Daniel, Secretary Del Hiestand, Assistant Secretary Glenn Nivens, Treasurer and Genealogist Scott Martin, Registrar Harry Sessamen, Chaplain Charles Nuckolls and Historian Larry Byrd. ARIZONA SOCIETY The Arizona Color Guard took part in the Maricopa County Republican Party Constitution Day Event in Tempe. Among the color guard were Compatriots Bill Baron, Steve Miller, Keith Hugus, Allen Nash and Matt Scott. PPP The collaboration between Canyon Ridge School and the Arizona SAR continues to grow. In preparation for the U.S. Constitution Day celebration, members of the AZ SAR presented the colors at the Dysart Unified School District board meeting on Sept. 13, 2017, marking the first appearance of SAR at the highest level of our school district operations. It provided a chance for teachers, parents, principals and members of the community to acknowledge the efforts of SAR members in our schools. A statement presented by the Dysart Governing Board declared, "We thank the members News stories about state and chapter events appearing here and elsewhere in the magazine are prepared from materials submitted through a variety of means, including press releases and newsletters (which should be directed to the Editor at the address shown on page 2). Please note the deadlines below. Compatriots are encouraged to submit ideas for historical feature articles they would like to write. Each will be given careful consideration. Deadlines: Winter (February) Dec. 15; Spring (May) March 15; Summer (August) June 15; Fall (November) Sept. 15. From left, Alabama Trustee Fred Olive, 2017 President Donald Roberson and the new 2018 officers: President Bruce Kilgore, Vice President Bill Daniel, Secretary Del Hiestand, Assistant Secretary Glenn Nivens, Treasurer and Genealogist Scott Martin, Registrar Harry Sessamen, Chaplain Charles Nuckolls and Historian Larry Byrd.

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