By Dr. Ed Bonniwell
On Friday, February 2nd, the President of the Cincinnati Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution, Jack Bredenfoerder, (the man in the center) and Dan Schmidt (On the right in the picture) and yours truly (on the left as you look at the picture), had the privilege of presenting the work of SAR to the school for which I am the visionary founder, the Miami Valley Christian Academy. (MVCA) The academy is participating this year in the brochure and poster contest. Today we spoke to two classes of high schoolers, and then a large group
of fourth and fifth graders. Amazingly, they were wonderfully engaged. With the school principal we walked the halls with our weapons, and of course became the center of attention with the 407 students milling about when classes were changing.
The Miami Valley Christian Academy will have us back next September for a major assembly similar to what we did at Garfield School. I’m pretty sure they’re going to have us fire our weapons, and obviously perform our new and improved color guard protocols. Both Jack and Dan were beautifully articulate in their presentations, as Dan spoke of his relatives and connection to the American Revolution and what his family members did serving as militiamen attached to the colonial army. Jack described our work and also spoke of his family’s involvement in the American Revolution, and said that some of those relatives lived right in Newtown where MVCA is located.
Also another teacher committed her students to the poster project and contest. The effort was well received and a special thanks to Principal Beasley and other teachers who expressed much appreciation for the work of the Cincinnati Chapter of SAR. It was indeed a wonderful time and a high privilege to promote our organization.