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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28 SAR MAGAZINE that they were the Iowa Society's first compatriots to establish membership through a female Patriot of the American Revolution: Mary "Polly" Hawkins Craig, who placed herself in harm's way to protect Bryan Station from being attacked by British-backed Native Americans. Bryan Station is located near present-day Lexington, Kentucky. Freet became a member of DAR in February 2007, joining the DAR as a junior member of the Cedar Falls Chapter in 2007, and quickly became involved. She was elected chapter treasurer in 2008, holding that position until she was elected chapter regent in 2012. Her first appointment at the state level was in July 2010, when she was named ISDAR Junior Membership co-chair. In 2012, she was named ISDAR Junior Membership chair and held that position until 2014. In 2014, Freet was elected to the position of ISDAR state recording secretary and held that office until 2016, when she was elected ISDAR state registrar. KANSAS SOCIETY Bennington Chapter The fifth grade of Cottonwood Elementary in Salina participated in the NSSAR Americanism Poster Contest. Of the 78 children, 71 finished their posters in spite of massive absenteeism from the flu. Pictured are all four teachers; the first-, second- and third-place winners; and Kansas Society Vice President Bobbie Hulse. The presentation, done in uniform, was assisted by Deb Hulse, and the judging was assisted by Dick Trow. For the awards ceremony, students from all three fifth-grade classes, three fourth-grade classes and four second-grade classes filled the all-purpose room and cheered for the winners. The teachers are already excited to get going early for next year, and the fourth- graders are fired up to get started. Colonel John Seward Chapter The men of Liberal, Kansas took a chance and presented the White House with a Flag Certificate. The day Kansas SAR Vice President Bobbie Hulse visited the Colonel John Seward Chapter meeting, Larry Phillips sent a message that he had a special announcement to make. Following dinner, prior to the meeting, Compatriot Phillips was called on to share his news. He pulled out a thank-you letter from President Donald J. Trump for being honored with the Flag Certificate, and it was quite evident it was signed with a Sharpie, as the ink had bled through the paper. Greater Kansas City Chapter On Feb. 24, compatriots and guests of the greater Kansas City area SAR chapters gathered with the local chapters of the Daughters and Children of the American Revolution for the 32nd annual celebration of the birth of the father of our country, George Washington. Guests were treated to a wonderful lunch provided by the Ritz Charles and topped off with cherry pie. The guest speaker was the Honorable Lawton R. Nuss, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Judge Nuss was awarded the Silver Good Citizenship Medal. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was awarded to the Honorable James P. O'Hara, Chief Magistrate Judge, Kansas District of the U.S. Court. Bronze C.A.R. Medals of Appreciation were awarded to the president of the Missouri C.A.R., Edna Oswald, and Alister Berns-Hoyt, president of the Kansas C.A.R. Brooks Lyles of Kansas, the Second Adjutant of the National Color Guard, commanded the joint color guard. The master of ceremonies was Compatriot Robert Corum of Missouri, and the planning committee chairman was Dewey Fry of Kansas. There were nearly 250 people in attendance. KENTUCKY SOCIETY The Rev. Forrest Chilton was presented the inaugural Kentucky Patriot Award, which is named in Chilton's honor. Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry was on hand to give the award to the hospitalized compatriot. The society took part in a re-enactment of the 1818 burial of General George Rogers Clark at Locust Grove, his sister's home where he lived the last years of his life. Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in Cadiz, Kentucky hosted the annual spring meeting of the Kentucky SAR at beautiful Lake Barkley State Resort Park lodge in rural Trigg County. Following the morning meeting, compatriots from Illinois and Tennessee joined their Kentucky brethren in dedicating the "Lost Patriots" Monument at the Cadiz Welcome Park. The monument is the culmination of three years of work by the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter. It is a display of 10 headstones in memory of the 10 Revolutionary War Patriots buried in lost graves somewhere within the boundaries of Trigg County, Kentucky. More than 50 color guardsmen took part in the Central District event, which included 25 flags, 25 flintlock shooters and two cannons. Geoff Baggett, the newly inducted president of the Kentucky Society, was master of ceremonies. Bob Sholly, vice president and chapter color guard commander, commanded the combined color guard. The fifth grade of Cottonwood Elementary in Salina participated in the NSSAR Americanism Poster Contest. The "Lost Patriots" monument

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