The SAR Magazine

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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Historical Society, the Mayflower Society, the Sons of the Union Veterans Civil War and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ohio Society SAR President Col. (Ret.) Donald C. McGraw Jr., also a member of the Cincinnati Chapter, presented the chapter's Captain Howard Miller Memorial Flag Collection at one of 29 scheduled activities throughout the day. Presenters, most in period uniform or attire, visited with guests throughout the day, and included re-enactors of Abigail Adams, Daniel Boone, Benjamin Franklin, Gen. Ulysses Grant, Abraham and Mary Lincoln, Dolly Madison, Jefferson Davis, Gen. John J. Pershing and Thomas Jefferson. Mahoning Valley Chapter Members of the Mahoning Valley Chapter gathered on Dec. 9, 2017, for their Holiday Luncheon at the Youngstown Country Club. Joining the chapter for this special event were representatives of the Ohio SAR: State Genealogist Timothy Ward and Eastern District Chairman Larry Perkins, who were given a warm welcome by Chapter President Phil Bracy. The keynote speaker was Douglas P. Angeloni, retired teacher, historian, amateur archaeologist and trustee with the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation. He presented the story of Fort Laurens, Ohio's only Revolutionary War fort. North Eastern Chapter Young Compatriot Ryan Troy Bailey, third-generation member of the North Eastern Ohio Chapter, was presented his membership certificate on Nov. 11, 2017, at the chapter's Veterans Day meeting. PPP On Sept. 30, 2017, members from the Ohio SAR returning from the NSSAR Fall Leadership Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, had a delicious dinner at the annual Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation Moccasin Roast. This annual event helps support the foundation's effort to rebuild the fort and support the museum. The speaker was Patrick Henry Jolly, a descendent of Patrick Henry, who gave his famous speech, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death." Jolly is a member of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter. SAR members and guests of the Ohio Society SAR who attended the dinner were John and Betty Franklin of the Western Reserve Society, and Troy and Christine Bailey, Bobby and Sarah VanSickle, Steve and Venie Hinson, Tim and Beth Ward, and Jolly, all of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter. OKLAHOMA SOCIETY Oklahoma SAR State President Ron Painter spoke at the 2017 Wreaths Across America ceremony at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. Painter spoke about the creation of the SAR to remember and honor Revolutionary War Patriots; how SAR members have served in every American conflict since the organization's beginning and how important it is to remember and honor those who pay the price for our freedom. Broken Arrow City Councilman Johnny Parks was the keynote speaker. Parks, a Vietnam War-era veteran, spoke of his military time in the Old Guard, serving at Arlington National Cemetery. Oklahoma DAR Honorary State Regent Dr. Orriene First Denslow spoke on behalf of the DAR. The program was sponsored by the Broken Arrow Starbase Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol under the direction of Commander Maj. Linda Siegmann. JROTC cadets from Union High School, Daniel Webster High School and Bixby High School assisted the Civil Air Patrol, SAR and DAR in laying 1,300 wreaths on veterans' graves. The event received media coverage in the Tulsa World and on the local NBC-TV affiliate, KJRH. Tulsa Chapter The Tulsa Chapter SAR and the Tulsa-area DAR chapters assisted in hosting a float in the 2017 Tulsa Veterans Day Parade. A 53-foot trailer and patriotic "Eagle cab" were donated and driven by Melton Truck Lines of Tulsa. A special guest riding on the float was Kaylie Michaels, who dressed in her grandfather's World War II uniform and carried a framed picture of him. Her grandfather, Compatriot Worthington Michaels, died in 2003. Frank Michaels, father of Kaylie and son of Clifford, wore a color guard uniform that belonged to his father. The Michaelses displayed a touching tribute to a man who gave so much for his country. PPP Mike Skidmore, a descendant of Capt. John Skidmore, who participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant (featured in the Fall 2017 issue of The SAR Magazine), recently joined the Tulsa Chapter. WINTER 2018 35 Valeryia Bailey, mom; Ryan Bailey, dad; Ryan Troy Bailey; Troy Bailey, grandfather; Christine Bailey, grandmother. Taking part in Wreaths Across America were, from left, SAR Tulsa Chapter Color Guardsman John Thompson, Oklahoma SAR President Ron Painter, Starbase Composite Squadron Commander Maj. Linda Siegmann, DAR Honorary State Regent Dr. Orriene Denslow and Tulsa Chapter Color Guardsman Dr. Stuart Denslow.

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