Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Past President, Patriot Graves Chair CCSAR
President William Henry Harrison’s 247th Birthday Commemorated by CCSAR
On Friday, February 1, 2019 of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the
American Revolution (CCSAR) performed as Color Guard in the march 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 247th birthday at President William Henry
Harrison’s Memorial Site at 41 Cliff Rd., North Bend, Ohio. Event Color Guard Commander Michael Gunn led five members to the Monument for the Ceremony.
Wreaths were presented by: Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of
the American Revolution Cincinnati Chapter (CCSAR) President Turner Lee Wilkerson III and Brigadier General Tony Wright, Commanding the 88th Readiness Division, Fort McCoy, WI who was representing President Donald Trump & Assistant Major Owens. Also present were: Chaplain Major John Betz, with the HHC 2nd Psyop Group who lead us in prayer; students from the Three Rivers Local School District; Taylor High School Band sang the Star Spangled Banner & played America the Beautiful; a U,S. Army Bugler played Taps; Miami Township Trustees; Knights of Columbus #2170; Green Township VFW Post 10380 and the CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard with five members firing a Musket Salute. We were joined by 3 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 and appreciate in his time.
Pictured here are members of the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in their role of event Color Guard for the Annual Memorial of President William Henry Harrison at his tomb in North Bend Ohio.