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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P resident General (2009-2010) Judge Edward F. Butler Sr. of San Antonio was awarded the DAR's highest honor, the DAR Medal of Honor, in March. Presented by Ann Dennis, regent of the Texas Society DAR, Judge Butler was recognized for his work as President General of the NSSAR and for his work writing history books and making presentations all over the nation about Spain's assistance during the American Revolutionary War. In 2010, he was awarded the SAR's Gold Good Citizenship Medal, the SAR's highest medal. In 2016, he was recognized as a member of the Texas Genealogical College's Hall of Fame. Judge Butler currently serves as co-chairman of the Spanish Presence in America's Roots (SPAR) and chairman of its television documentary committee, which plans to air a two-hour documentary about Spanish aid during the American Revolutionary War. This documentary will be based on Butler's multiple-award- winning book, Galvez/Spain—Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War: A Concise Summary of Spain's Assistance, Southwest Historic Press (2015), San Antonio. For more information, see www.southwesthistoricpress.com . T he NSSAR Nominating Committee endorses the following for General Offices for 2018-2019: President General — Warren Alter, Arizona Secretary General — Jack Manning, New Hampshire Treasurer General — Davis Wright, Esq., Delaware Chancellor General — Dick Bryant, Esq., Missouri Genealogist General — Jim Faulkinbury, California Registrar General — C. Bruce Pickette, Alabama Historian General — John Thornhill, North Carolina Librarian General — Doug Collins, Kentucky Surgeon General — Dr. Darryl Addington, Tennessee Chaplain General — John Wakefield, Tennessee For the two spots on the SAR Foundation Board, the Nominating Committee endorsed the following: Dr. Sam Powell, North Carolina Mike Elston, Esq., Virginia The elections will be held at the annual Congress in Houston, Texas. Sincerely, J. Michael Tomme Sr. President General, NSSAR 2016-2017 Nominating Chairman Nominating Committee Report 8 SAR MAGAZINE Butler Awarded Medal of Honor SAR Spring Leadership Conference/Trustees Meeting: top, California Compatriot and Rev. Lou Carlson and his wife, Karen, were toasted on the eve of their 40th wedding anniversary during the meeting; above, the St. Patrick's Day theme proved a welcome addition to the March 1-3 event. Bob Gardner/MGM Photography photos

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