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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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28 SAR MAGAZINE terrorized the South Carolina backcountry during and for a brief period following the American Revolution. He was perhaps one of the most notorious of all the colonists who sided with the British Crown. The Granades reside in Atlanta but spend much of their free time at their home in Rayle, known by locals as the "Hammock cabin," reported to be the oldest cabin in Wilkes County. Dr. Granade has a dental practice in Atlanta, and Jay is a senior at the Westminster Schools. Wiregrass Chapter Wiregrass Chapter President Wilder Smith traveled to the coast of Georgia Nov. 18, 2017, to participate in the Fort Morris-Sunbury 12th Annual Memorial Ceremony. Attending with him was Registrar Dess Smith III. Both Wilder and Dess participated in the Georgia-Florida Combined Color Guard and fired their Pennsylvania/Kentucky flintlock rifles in the three-round volley. President Smith presented the Wiregrass Chapter wreath during the commemoration. Attending the ceremony were members of SAR, DAR and many other patriotic organizations from Georgia and Florida. More than 47 wreaths were presented. The actual battle took place on Nov. 25, 1778. Also attending this event was President General Larry T. Guzy of Marietta, Georgia. PG Guzy presented a program on the rise and fall of Sunbury and Fort Morris, entitled "Come and Take It." This annual event is sponsored by the Marshes of Glynn Chapter, Georgia SAR. ILLINOIS SOCIETY American Bicentennial Chapter The October 2017 meeting of the Illinois American Bicentennial Chapter included lunch and an induction ceremony for Richard Leber. Dr. Geoffrey Thompson gave a presentation on the value of land records in conducting an ancestry search. Dr. Thompson described how facts and clues for further research can be found in various land records and maps. After the presentation, the new slate of chapter officers was approved. General Joseph Bartholomew Chapter The General Joseph Bartholomew Chapter met on Veterans Day at the Chateau Tony Roma's Restaurant at noon in order to avoid conflict with other Veterans Day activities. There were 28 members, wives and guests in attendance, 15 of whom were veterans. Guests included Dr. Allan Campbell and Gary List, past presidents of the Capt. Zeally Moss Chapter, and Compatriot Russell White and wife, Cindy. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by World War II veteran Bud Lewis; the SAR Pledge led by Vietnam veteran Lance McCormick; invocation by Virgil Short, MD, a Vietnam veteran and chapter chaplain; and a welcome by Chapter President J. Gordon Bidner. In addition to chapter business, election of 2018 officers and members-at-large was carried out, followed by installation by Dr. Campbell, escorted by Lewis. After this, member veterans and all veterans were recognized with gratitude for their service. The veterans' meals were compliments of the chapter. Compatriot White, a Vietnam War veteran, was presented with the SAR War Medal by William White and David Edwards, chair of the GJB SAR Veterans Committee. Bidner then presented GJB SAR membership pins to Robert Harshbarger, Robert Flesher and Russell White—these pins have the U.S. flag and the SAR flag on them. Bidner recognized individual veteran members and guests. The 44-member chapter has 21 members who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm or Afghanistan wars, and one member who is currently serving in Iraq. Two members are recipients of the Bronze Star. A pictorial presentation was given of all 21 member veterans, along with their war period of service, on a background of the raising of the flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima and text commemorating their service and the chapter's gratitude for that service. An electronic copy was given to each veteran member, as well as all chapter members. It also appeared in the local newspaper, The Normalite. Traditionally, members have brought to this meeting donations for use of patients at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, which are then transported to that facility in Danville, Illinois. In 2016, we donated $145 and some 221 personal care items, CDs and books. At the October meeting, the chapter voted to write a check for $100 as a chapter donation and to ask members to write a check for their individual donations to "VA Illiana Health Care System" as opposed to gathering up items as has been done in the past. The collection of the chapter and individual personal donations yielded $435. After business was completed, Compatriot Robert L. Flesher, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and Bronze Star recipient, spoke on "My Family's Military Service." In this, he described his family tree, from his SAR Patriot to himself, and the wars the various generations participated in, as well as interesting characteristics about them and their lives. Captain Zeally Moss Chapter Compatriots Tom Ashby and Mike Tubbs joined forces with the Peoria DAR to conduct a funeral for Revolutionary Soldier William Crow, who had never received military rites. Patriot Crow had reportedly requested a military service, but no one was available to perform it when he died in 1854. In preparation, Tubbs called everyone named Crow in the phone book and was able to present a flag to descendant Ernie Crow. The Peoria Chapter DAR dedicated a memorial marker at Springdale Cemetery in Crow's honor, and the Captain Zeally Moss Chapter provided the rifle squad and color guard. INDIANA SOCIETY Anthony Halberstadt Chapter The 237th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle that took place on the banks of the Eel River in Whitley County, Indiana was commemorated on Nov. 5, 2017, at an event Jim and Jay Granade were introduced by their proud father and grandfather, Dr. James A. "Jim" Granade Jr., who is the chapter's vice president.

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