On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) assembled with 30 members and guests at the Tudor Room in the National Exemplar Mariemont Inn to celebrate the establishment of our U. S. Constitution and George Washington’s Birthday. Colors were posted by the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard, commanded by Michael Gunn, at the direction of Chapter Present Turner Lee Wilkerson at 12:30 PM. After the Pledge to our Flag an Invocation was led by 1st V.P. Kerry Langdon followed by the SAR Pledge. Attending dignitaries from the DAR (Cincinnati Chapter, Cough Valley and Turtle Creek Chapters) Ohio SAR (Past State President Jesse Andrews, Highlander’s Chapter President Gary Duffield and CCSAR past President Michael Gunn) were recognized by President Wilkerson, then we socialized a short time before a delectable lunch was served to all.
After lunch President Wilkerson introduced Dr. Glen Spann who received his Ph.D. in American History from John Hopkins University in 1995 and is currently a Professor in American History at Ashbury University. Dr. Spann delivered a remarkable overview of the founding and contents of the Constitution of the United States of America. Including what it does and does not provide for the ruling of our Republic, including support of the power of our 50 States versus the authority of our National Government.
The event ended with a Benediction by Compatriot Langdon, with Color Guard Commander Michael Gunn; guard members Clay Crandall, Michael Blum, Chuck Rogers and Gary Duffield retiring the colors in place; then President Wilkerson adjourning our ceremony.