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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SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution, at which Howe presented a paper on John Quincy Adams and slavery. In all, there were more than 16,000 wreaths placed at Patriots' graves. CONNECTICUT SOCIETY Gov. Oliver Wolcott Sr. Branch Members of the Gov. Oliver Wolcott Sr. Branch of the CTSSAR performed a musket salute, below, at the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Bantam, Connecticut on Dec. 16, 2017. Seven ceremonial wreaths, specially designated for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA were placed at the All-Wars Memorial. Wreaths Across America is a ceremony designed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served; honor their sacrifices; and teach our younger generations about the high cost of freedom. The Mary Floyd Tallmadge (Litchfield) Chapter of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors and conducts the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Bantam. FLORIDA SOCIETY Central Florida Chapter Chapter President Burt Fairchild presented an SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to an officer of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Seminole County has been a longtime participant and avid supporter of the SAR Public Service Award Program, and this year its nominee was Lt. Chad McDaniel for his untiring service to the community during Hurricane Irma. Not only did McDaniel organize staff and operate a forward command post in east Seminole County throughout the storm, he also personally took an active role in coordinating assistance activities provided to those in his area most affected by power outages, flooding and property damage. Enlisting his son and wife as helpers, he ensured that his staff and civilians in east Seminole County had the necessary help in terms of food, fuel and shelter to withstand the storm. McDaniel is a stellar example of a caring and dedicated public servant. Clearwater Chapter February was a busy month for the Clearwater Chapter of the SAR. To raise community awareness in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, the chapter presented a U.S. Flag to each new home family, which included the Lockey, Reategui, Shockey, Davis, Vargas, Hirschberg and Wooten families. Congratulations to them all. In addition to these families, the chapter presented a Flag Certificate to the Dunedin Golf Club for properly displaying its flag 24-7-365. By doing so, the club shows its patriotic respect to the American flag. The Clearwater Color Guard presented the colors at the DAR Regents' Council meeting and lunch and at the DAR Genealogy Seminar in Dunedin. PPP Clearwater Chapter President Col. Pat Niemann (USA, ret.), right, presented the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate to Petty Officer Jacob Borgia at the annual awards ceremony of the Suncoast Squadron, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The ceremony was held on Jan. 14 at the Clearwater Garden Club. GEORGIA SOCIETY An astonishing 175 patriotic Georgians gathered at the Brier Creek American Revolutionary War Battlefield in Screven County, Georgia to celebrate the 239th anniversary and the monument ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 3. The Brier Creek Chapter, Wiregrass Chapter, Col. William Few Chapter and the Georgia Department of SPRING 2018 25 From left, Daniel Walker Howe, Chris Howe, Steve Howe, President General (2013-2014) Joe Dooley and California Compatriot Karl Jacobs. From left, Seminole County Sheriff Dennis M. Lemma, Lt. Chad McDaniel and Chapter President Burt Fairchild.

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