Youth Education – Three Rivers Middle School – Presenting the History of the Founding of our Country

On Wednesday December 7th, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) presented information about the founding of our country to Fifth Grade students at Three Rivers Middle School.

The CCSAR was represented by six members, dressed in Revolutionary War Uniforms.  The CCSAR members were: Bob Bowers, Ed Bonniwell, Dan Schmitz, Lee Wilkerson, Gregg Ballman and Michael Gunn.

From left to right, Ballman, Schmitz, Wilkerson, Bowers, Bonniwell

 

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A Love Story Which Only Death Could Slow – William Malicote

Sharing an update that William Hubert Malicote passed away on Wednesday evening November 30th, at the age of 100.  How a bit of time can change things.

Back on July 20th, we published an article on the historic love story of William and June Malicote.  In a short time, we have gone from celebrating their 100th birthday and their 79th wedding anniversary.  All three events were in July 2022.

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Honoring One of Our Own – Robert (Bob) Skirvin

We recently lost one of our Sons of the American Revolution family.

Robert (Bob) Skirvin

Robert Skirvin passed away on November 23rd, 2022.

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Pearl Harbor Day – Remembrance – 68th Annual Ceremony

On a beautiful Sunday morning on December 4th, 2022 many groups converged on the American Legion Chapter on River Road near the Anderson Ferry.

US Flag flying over Pearl Harbor – Oahu Hawaii

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Flag Burning – Why’s and How’s

During our recent participation in the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony at Anderson Ferry on December 4th, the local American Legion chapter held a flag burning ceremony.

One’s first reaction to “burning an American flag” is negative.  Early on, there was legislation created called the US Flag Code which included instructions on how to properly dispose of old, tattered and decrepit flags.

The local American Legion chapter held such a ceremony on Sunday December 4th at the River Road American Legion Chapter.

Below is a reprint of an article published by http://www.StarSpangledFlags.com which shares the custom, the protocols and “why’s” of this ceremony:

https://starspangledflags.com/what-is-a-flag-burning-retirement-ceremony/

What Is a Flag-Burning Retirement Ceremony?

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Looking for the Perfect Christmas Gift? A Classy Solution Awaits!

Is your better half complaining that you are not sharing any holiday gift ideas?

Are you the person who is very hard to find a gift for?  “Impossible”, “Difficult to shop for”

If so, here is a great idea to show your SAR Spirit.  For every dollar spent, 12% of all sales come back to our chapter to support our great work and causes.  A large variety of custom color selections are available. All the items feature our chapter logo.

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has a program with SSA Stores to provide CCSAR themed clothing to CCSAR members.   See below for more details:

https://apparelnow.com/cincinnati-chapter-sar-apparel

In addition, the National SAR organization also has clothing and accessories available.  This merchandise is not Cincinnati Chapter themed, retaining the National SAR logo.

The link is:  https://store.sar.org/storefront.aspx

So there, for the person who is impossible, difficult to find Holiday gifts for, you have some options.

Remember, measure twice, order as many as you want!

Happier Holidays!

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Benjamin Franklin – The Original American – YouTube Video

Sharing with our chapter members a great article on Ben Franklin.  This short article and YouTube video is provided by www.realclearpolitics.com

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New US Citizens – SAR Participates in Naturalization Ceremony

On Friday December 2nd, a Naturalization Ceremony was held welcoming in 50 new US citizens.

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New US Citizens – SAR Welcomes Home!

On Dec 1 around 50 new US Citizens were sworn in.  These 50 represented 29 countries.

Jerry Knight represented the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in the ceremony.

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Veterans Day – Presentation by Jack Lechner – former Head of Arlington Cemetery

On Saturday November 12th members of the Cincinnati Chapters of SAR and DAR joined to participate in a Veterans Day luncheon. It was a blustery day, the first touch of snow filled the air, welcoming Old Man Winter.

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