Veterans Day Ceremony – MARS Hill Academy – Friday 11/10/2023

Remember our Veterans, all gave, some gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy every day!!

On Friday morning November 10th, in Mason Ohio, the MARS Hills Academy (MHA) had a school assembly where they celebrated Veterans Day.  This is an annual event for this institution of Christian guided learning for grades K-12.

Our thanks extend forever!

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Upcoming Event – Sunday 12/3/2023 – Celebration of Pearl Harbor & Flag Day

December 7th, 1941, “a day which will live in infamy “

This is the 69th year the American Legion Post 534 has held a Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony on the River.

Join the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for the 69th annual Pearl Harbor Day event.

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Origins of Thanksgiving – George Washington’s Impact

This will be something you can share at the Thanksgiving table to impress your family and friends.  It may help you distract from “other current day events” and create some SAR themed conversation.

In our early years of schooling, we learned of the pilgrims having Thanksgiving.  My young memories are clouded with images of pilgrims on the shore, eating a turkey leg in one hand and fighting off the Natives with the other.

What were the origins of “Thanksgiving”?

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Naturalization Ceremony – Friday Nov. 17th – Cincinnati SAR was there!

On Friday November 17th in Cincinnati the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution attended the Naturalization Ceremony.

Cincinnati SAR member Jerry Knight welcomes a new US citizen! Welcome!!

Jerry Knight the leader of our Naturalization Committee was in attendance and welcomed these new members with period attire and a visual connection to the look of our forefathers who founded this great country.

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Ancestry Library – Fort Wayne Indiana – A Treasure Trove of Genealogical Records

Are you completing your initial applications for SAR or DAR?

Are you hunting for those elusive remaining pieces of documentation to finish the puzzle of your ancestors lineage?

Hoping for a place that will have information from the American Revolutionary War period and to the present that no one else may have?

About 4 hours from here is the Ft. Wayne Indiana.

Located in a special distinct section of the Allen County Public Library is the “Genealogy Center”.

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Boston Tea Party – Want to Be a Part of New History?

Most of us remember from our history lessons the “Boston Tea Party” event.

Recently, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored with a Spring Grove Cemetery grave marking ceremony for Joshua Wyeth, the American Patriot who is credited with coining the expression “Boston Tea Party”.

Boston Tea Party – Joshua Wyeth – Memorial Service to Honor His Contributions

Its not to late!

You too can be part of history!

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Veterans Day Luncheon – What An Honor To Listen to a True Patriot!

On Saturday November 4th in Mason Ohio we held our annual Veterans Day luncheon.

Flyer for the Cincinnati SAR Veterans Day Luncheon

The Manor House in Mason was a perfect venue for our event.

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Week in Review – upcoming Cincinnati SAR Events

We have a busy week coming up for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Please feel free to attend any of the events and if you would like to participate in any way, please reach out to the CCSAR via the “Contact Us” link on our website or call the Chapter Representative directly.

For more information or to confirm dates and times, please check our “Blog” and “Events” calendar at

Thursday evening (November 9th) 6:00 and 7:00PM:

  • Monroe Elementary School Veterans Day Concerts
    Two Programs – first at 6:00 PM and second at 7:00 PM
    Color Guard to Greet Attendees and Participate in the Opening
    Ceremonies for Both Shows
    Location – Monroe Elementary School Auditorium -230 Yankee Rd, Monroe, OH 45050

Friday morning (November 10th) (8:00AM) / Color Guard Muster at 7:30AM:

  • MARS Hill Academy – Veterans Day Celebration
    The Cincinnati Chapter of SAR – Color Guard will participate in events at MARS Hill Academy where there will be a opening ceremony, followed by a live musket firing salute (blanks) and Youth Education sessions as requested.                                    Location – Mars Hill Academy 4230 Aero Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040

Sunday noon (November 12th) 10:00AM & 11:30AM:

  • Washington Park – downtown Cincinnati:
      • 10:00 AM – “Washington’s Eyes” – a presentation by Mike Gunn – CCSAR       Location:  Memorial Hall 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH
      • 11:30 AM – “Patriot Grave Marking” for five Revolutionary War patriots              Location:  Washington Park (across street) 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH

Friday Morning – (November 17th) 10:30AM

  • Naturalization Ceremony
      • Stop down to witness the swearing in of new US Citizens.
      • Interested in attending or participating?  Reach out to Jerry Knight.
      • Location:  United States District Courthouse Courtroom 805 10:30 AM (Walnut St. side) – 100 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati OH

Friday Morning – November 17th – 7:30AM

  • Mason Middle School – Youth Education Program
      • Join the Cincinnati SAR Youth Education Program team present various American Revolutionary War topics to middle school students to support their history / civics education.
        Location:  Mason Middle School – 6370 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH



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Naturalization Ceremony – Cincinnati SAR Welcomes New US Citizens

On Friday November 3rd, Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution representatives Jerry Knight and Jesse Moore attended the Naturalization Ceremony at Mount St. Joseph University.

Jerry Knight (L) and Jesse Moore (R) welcome a new US Citizen at the recent Naturalization Ceremony

This was a large group where seventy-nine (79) new US Citizens were sworn in.  These 79 represented thirty-seven (37) source countries.

The honorable Judge Karen L. Litkovitz presided over this joyous ceremony.

Welcome home to the land of the free, the brave and the greatest country in the world!

We are blessed!!


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Battle of Yorktown – History Relived – Presentation by Ed Bonniwell – Cheviot Kiwanis Club

History becomes alive!

As part of the Cincinnati Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) Speakers Bureau, Ed Bonniwell made a presentation on the Battle of Yorktown to the Cheviot Kiwanis club.

Ed Bonniwell of the CCSAR presents the “Battle of Yorktown” to the Cheviot Kiwanis Club on Tuesday Nov. 7th


Ed is one of the leaders of our chapters Youth Education Program and as part of this mission frequently makes presentations to local, state and national organization who emphasize American History, Youth Education and Community Service.

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