The SAR Magazine

Spring 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 General Galvez Chapter The General Galvez Chapter held its annual banquet at the Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley, Alabama, with a lively crowd of 40 Compatriots and guests in attendance. Alabama SAR Officers Bruce Buehler and Bill Stone attended and inducted the chapter officers for 2018. Also in attendance was Congressman Steve McMillan. Awards presented included: the Lydia Darragh Medal to Suzanne McGaughy for her outstanding contributions to the chapter, the chapter Good Citizenship Medal to Compatriot Steward Wier, the chapter Roger Sherman Medal to Compatriot Robert Holliman, the chapter Meritorious Service Medal to outgoing President John Goss, and the National Liberty Medal to Compatriot Mike Glass. Following officer inductions, Compatriot Buehler, left, gave a talk on the many assets and contributions of the General Galvez Chapter. Two Galvez Chapter members serve as Alabama SAR, and three chapter members have served as state presidents in recent years. We are extremely proud of our chapter members stepping forward to lead the ALSSAR in upholding its values, goals and contributions to society. Buehler gave a detailed description of the SAR organization and how we function at each level. Several new members were astonished at the organization and globalization of the SAR. Our ancestors started a movement of freedom and liberty that no one can stop. Our stated goals are historical, educational and patriotic. ARIZONA SOCIETY The Arizona Color Guard took part in numerous events in the latter part of 2017 and hosted a visit by President General Larry T. Guzy. Among the highlights were a presentation of books to veterans at the Valley Veterans Education Center and the Prescott Veterans Day Parade, in which PG Guzy participated. ARKANSAS SOCIETY Crowley's Ridge Chapter The Crowley's Ridge Chapter held a grave-marking ceremony Oct. 14, 2017 for Patriot Edward Hudson at the Upshaw Cemetery in rural Randolph County, Arkansas. The ceremony included a reading of Patriot Hudson's service under Gen. Francis Marion and Gen. Nathanael Greene, as well as a drum corps, color guard and playing of Taps. After President Greg Hogue read the eulogy, Dr. Trice Taylor led the attendees in "America the Beautiful," and Secretary-Treasurer Allen Ashlock led the benediction. The Chapter was extremely grateful for the assistance of the local DAR chapter and several scouts from local Boy Scout Troop 45. Planning for the event was coordinated through the Black River Technical College, which oversees the historical Rice-Upshaw Heritage Site located adjacent to the cemetery. Hogue, Vice President Robert Clay, Ashlock and Taylor were all in period uniforms. Many friends and family members also were present. CALIFORNIA SOCIETY Harbor Chapter On March 7, Daniel Walker Howe and his sons, Chris and Steve, were inducted into the SAR as members of the Harbor Chapter. Daniel Walker Howe is professor emeritus of history at both UCLA and Oxford University. Howe was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2008 for his book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. President General (2013-2014) Joe Dooley flew out to induct Howe and his sons. PG Dooley had met Howe at the 2017 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. The Arizona SAR Color Guard joined with the Black Mountain Foothills DAR chapter to participate in the Cave Creek Wild Days Veterans Day Parade, held Nov. 4. Taking part, from left, were Keith Hugus, Steve Miller, Matt Scott, Jim Cates, Jan Huber, Arizona SAR President Steve Monez and Vice President Bill Baron.

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