Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Past President, Patriot Graves Chair CCSAR
President William Henry Harrison’s Birthday Commemorated by CCSAR
On Friday, February 9, 2018 of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the
American Revolution (CCSAR) marched to the William Henry Harrison Tomb
and Memorial in North Bend, Ohio. They joined Mayor Doug Sammons of
North Bend, OH who conducted the yearly wreath-laying ceremony to
commemorate Harrison’s 245th birthday at President William Henry
Harrison’s Memorial Site on Cliff Rd. North Bend, Ohio.
Wreaths were presented by: Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of
the American Revolution Cincinnati Chapter (CCSAR) President John H.
Bredenfoerder and Major General Patrick J. Reinert, Commanding the 88th
Readiness Division, Fort McCoy, WI who was representing President Donald
Trump. Also present were: Chaplain Major Stephen Pauley, with the 88th
who lead us in prayer; The Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil with his Honor
Guard, accompanied by Piper Gerry Kelly Fritsch; members of the VFW;
students from the Three Rivers Local School District; Taylor High School
Band; Miami Township Trustees; Knights of Columbus #2170; and the
CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard with six members firing a
Musket Salute. We were joined by 4 members from the Simon Kenton
Chapter of SAR in the parade.
President Harrison exemplified the finest of personal characteristics serving his country in several different ways as a military officer, a territorial Governor and after a well earned retirement agreed to serve as President of the United States of America. A commitment we seldom see now more than 175 years later and well worth our double volley from six flintlock weapons. An appropriate honor President Harrison would recognize in his time.
Photos by Compatriot Gary Duffield