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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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MICHIGAN SOCIETY Northern Michigan Chapter On Sept. 12, 2017, Northern Michigan Chapter Compatriots John Sawyer and Joseph Conger escorted a World War II and Korean War veteran as part of a group of 80 veterans who made an Honor Flight to view the war memorials in Washington, D.C. They visited the World War II, Korean and Vietnam War memorials, as well as the Lincoln Memorial. They were provided police escorts during their visit and were welcomed home to Traverse City by a crowd of 300 well-wishers. Oaks Chapter The Oaks Chapter helped organize and participated in the Sept. 17, 2017 grave dedication of Nathaniel Squire. Squire was born in 1752 in Connecticut and was the first settler in Utica, Michigan in 1817. He fought in the Revolutionary War from 1777-1779. Squire's grave in the Utica Cemetery had lost its marker many years ago, and it was through the tenacious efforts of Oaks Chapter 1st Vice President John Raya that documentation was uncovered identifying the location of the grave. Compatriot Raya also helped arrange for a new headstone for Patriot Squire. The Michigan SAR Color Guard provided honors, and also attending were the Utica United Church Music Ensemble, American Legion Post 63, Clarkston, Michigan, Honor Guard, American Legion Victor Rieck Post 351, Utica, Michigan. MISSISSIPPI SOCIETY Jacob Horger Chapter The Jacob Horger Chapter recognized four young men from Boy Scout Troop 10 in Ellisville, Mississippi at their Eagle Scout ceremony. Gabriel Hayden Cooke, Christopher Hayden Allen, Gage Hunter LeDette Rhodes and Case Dempse-Swep McMullen celebrated this momentous achievement with friends and family in Hattiesburg on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. MISSOURI SOCIETY The Missouri Society dedicated a plaque honoring Patriot Daniel Boone at the Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, Missouri. Though the home is referred to as the Daniel Boone Home, it is actually the home of his youngest son, Nathan Boone. Daniel Boone appeared to have spent little time on his own property in Missouri, choosing rather to spend his time in his son's home. In April 2016, the Historic Daniel Boone Home and surrounding property was given to the people of St. Charles County, Missouri, by Lindenwood University. The nearly 300-acre site includes the Historic Daniel Boone Home, adjoining Historic Village site and surrounding property. Presenting the plaque on behalf of the Missouri Society, SAR, was Missouri Society President Dennis J. Hahn (member of Fernando de Leyba SAR Chapter). At the same event, the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Missouri dedicated a plaque honoring Patriot Nathan Boone. Presenting the plaque on behalf of the Missouri Society 1812 was Society President Daniel R. McMurray (member of the Ozark Mountain SAR Chapter). The Lewis & Clark Career Center, a technical high school, constructed two stone pedestals for the two plaques. The Lewis & Clark Career Center hosts high school students from all the high schools in St. Charles County, Missouri, and its programs include brick and stone masonry classes. The class of 2014-15 constructed a brick pedestal for the Missouri Society, SAR, plaque commemorating the Battle for Fort San Carlos that was placed at Ball Park Village in St. Louis (the furthest west Revolutionary War Battle). Students were enthusiastic about constructing the two stone pedestals for the Boone plaques. Daniel Boone was commissioned a captain in the Virginia Militia in 1777 during the Revolutionary War, which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided American Indians. Boone was captured by the Shawnee in 1778. After about four months, he escaped and alerted Fort Boonesborough that the Shawnee were planning an attack. Although heavily outnumbered, Americans repelled the Shawnee in the Siege of Boonesborough. In 1779, Boone was promoted to major. In 1780, he joined up with Gen. George Rogers Clark to attack the Shawnee and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the militia. Boone was elected to the first of three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolutionary War. In 1782, he fought in the Battle of Blue Licks, in which the Shawnee were victorious over the Patriots. Daniel Boone's son, Israel, was killed during the battle. In 1799, Boone, along with Hays, Bryan and Callaway relatives, moved from Kentucky to what we call today St. Charles County, Missouri. During the last approximately 20 years of his life, 32 SAR MAGAZINE Jacob Horger Chapter members with the new Eagle Scouts were Mike Tischer, Keith McMullen, Chapter President Bob Cox, Frank Zelenka and John Taylor. Combined Color Guard of the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Missouri. From left, Charles Lilly (SAR & 1812), Brian Smarker SAR & 1812), Steve Baldwin (SAR), Milan Paddock (SAR), Roy Hutchinson (SAR & 1812), Frank Furman (SAR), J. Wayne Merrill (SAR & 1812), Doug Neff (SAR), Richard Mathews (SAR), Steve White (SAR), James Scott (SAR), Don Turner (SAR) and Greg Watkins (SAR).

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