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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WINTER 2018 7 The Florida Governor's Medal of Merit was presented by Gov. Rick Scott to Compatriot Judge Patt Maney of Fort Walton Beach on Nov. 7, 2017. The statute that establishes the Medal of Merit says it can be presented to a Florida resident "who has rendered exceptionally meritor - ious service to citizens of this state." In addition to Veterans Treatment Court, Maney advocated to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs Center in Okaloosa County and initiated a community-based Stand Down for homeless veterans. He acquired a Huey helicopter as a memorial to Vietnam veterans and particularly to the late Mike Novosel, a Medal of Honor recipient for service in Vietnam. He initiated successful efforts for the bell of the World War II Liberty Ship USS Okaloosa to be returned to the county. Maney's elder brother, Edward, also is an SAR member in Fort Walton Beach. Their late mother was regent of the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of DAR, and Maney's wife, Caroline, is the current regent. Central District Minutemen Recognized in Battle Days Parade O n Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, the SAR Color Guard once again led the Battle Days Parade in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Battle Days is an annual commemorative event of the Battle of Point Pleasant, which occurred Oct. 10, 1774 at the "point" where the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers meet. This year, compatriots from West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia participated in the parade through the heart of this Ohio River community of 4,500 residents and honored the newest NSSAR Minutemen from the Central District, who are Jack Cole (West Virginia), Lance Carter (Kentucky) and John Franklin (Ohio). The parade concluded at the Tu-Endie-Wie State Park where members gathered for a group photo in front of the Point Pleasant Battlefield Monument. NSSAR President General Larry T. Guzy served as Battle Days Colonial Governor and swore in a new member, Doug Anthony Wiant of West Virginia. On Sunday, the Point Pleasant Chapter of the West Virginia SAR hosted the Battle of Point Pleasant Memorial Service on the site of the battle between the Virginia Militia and the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. The program was changed because of rainy weather. There was a tent for the speakers, color guardsmen, wreath presenters and guests. President General Larry T. Guzy brought greetings and reminded everyone to "never forget." Training Tomorrow's sar To support Harriet Lothrop's desire of outreach to all youth in America to educate them on the sacrifices and accomplishments of those brave Patriots who served and aided to make this a free and great country, N.S.C.A.R. is rolling out a major donor recognition program. This program will provide ongoing recognition to those donors who choose to financially support the N.S.C.A.R. mission of outreach and education. ConTribuTe To The FuTure! Levels of Giving Lothrop Circle President's Circle Founder's Circle Independence Circle Patriot's Circle Fife and Drum Circle 1895 Circle 9,516 members and growing 564 active societies and growing $50,000 or more $30,000 to $49,999 $20,000 to $29,999 $10,000 to $19,999 $5,000 to $9,999 $2,500 to $4,999 $1,895 to $2,499 SAR Name:_______________________ Address:______________________ _____________________________ Amount of Giving: _____________ CC:________________________ exp:___/____ Email:_____________________ Phone:_____________________ Please mail to N.S.C.A.R. 1776 D Street, NW, Room 224 Washington, DC 20006 www.nscar.org/engage Florida Medal of Merit

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