On October 17, 2020 at 10 AM in Maineville Cemetery, Village of Maineville, 451-585 E. Foster-Maineville Road, Maineville, Warren County, OH the Turtle Creek Chapter DAR sponsored as Ceremony and placed a Bronze Marker at the gravesite of the Reverend Francis Tufts, a Patriot of the Revolutionary War. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) were invited to participate in this social distancing event.
Accompanied by the lilt of music from the bagpipe played skillfully by Gerry Kelly Fritsch the CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard (NCMCG) posted the colors behind the podium where Gael Fischer, Regent of the Turtle Creek Chapter DAR welcomed some thirty attendees including Nan Kohnen Cahill, SW District Director, Office of US Senator Rob Portman; several officers and members of Turtle Creek Chapter DAR (TCDAR) with some family and friends and four CCSAR members.
Subsequent to he Invocation, Pledge to the Flag of the USA and brief remarks from TCDAR Chaplain Sharon Mueller, TCDAR Registrar Rae Lynn Kruthaup presented the biography of the Reverend Francis Tufts including his participation during several engagements during the Revolution. Regent Fischer then revealed the marker and read a DAR dedication of the marker, followed by a presentation of the first wreath. Tim Madden CCSAR presented a wreath on behalf of OHSSAR President Turner Lee Wilkerson and Robert Bowers presented a wreath for CCSAR.
Regent Fischer presented a Flag Flown over the Capital Building in Washington D.C. (compliments of Congressman Chabot) to the family of Reverend Tufts. A benediction followed a passionate Amazing Grace played by Piper Fritsch, then the colors were retired with ceremony by: NCMCG Bob Bowers, Dan Schmidt and Michael Gunn.
A fitting tribute to a Patriot of the Revolutionary War who lived out a respectful life here in Hamilton Township, Warren County, OH.