Cincinnati SAR Meets the Impact of the COVID – 19 On Public Gatherings

My personal experience has now born out our concerns regarding complications for attendance at living history presentations, pursuant to current fears of the Coronavirus. When I arrived at the Otterbein Senior Facility in Lebanon, OH on Tuesday, March 10th just before Noon I was met with the request to fill out the Coronavirus Form before entry into the building. I did notice the hallways were not so populated as when we were there for Lt. Hall’s 100th B-day just a week ago, but little was I to know how that would affect my 1 PM Program.

After setting up the three tables of 18th Century Artifacts, Uniforms, an array of flags, weapons etc. the room was prepared for 40 attendants. However, after being introduced by Jill Vetere a staff events coordinator there we had only 8 persons who attended the presentation (3 others stepped in for a short period of time).

At 2:20 PM when I had completed the program, Jill had returned and apologized for the sparse attendance and attributed the C-Virus. We are sorry for the sparse attendance, but are pleased those who did come asked good questions and were appreciative of the event. 

Welcome to the world of instant communications and God Bless America!

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Compatriot Jim Halls Celebrates 100 Years

Compatriot James Russell Halls of The Cincinnati Chapter of the Ohio Society and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Is hereby celebrated on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth.
On this, the 3rd day of March, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty.  Members of the Cincinnati Chapter, with members of the family, friends and members
of the community hereby wish James a Most Happy Birthday!

Be it proclaimed, that on this day we honor his service to God, Country and Family—we show our deepest gratitude for his personal service and sacrifice in the defense of these United Sates with the same spirit and passion displayed by his Patriot Ancestors in the founding days of our American Republic.

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February 11 Naturalization

Cincinnati SAR Compatriots Jack Bredenfoerder and Jerry Knight welcomed 70 new citizens from 30 countries at a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, February 11th at the Potter Stewart Federal Courthouse. The Honorable Stephanie K. Bowman officiated. Welcome citizens!

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CCSAR Participates In Honoring The Dayton Six With Medal For Heroism

On Saturday, February 8th at the Hope Hotel & Richard C, Holbrooke Conference Center 80 people were invited to attend a luncheon and Ceremony to Honor six Police Officers who risked their own lives to quell an active shooter who was killing people in Dayton Ohio’s Historical Oregon District on August 4th, 2019. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) joined the Ohio Society SAR (OHSSAR) in an opportunity to present the SAR’s highest Honor for Heroism to:

Sergeant William “Chad” Knight
Officer Jeremy Campbell
Officer Vincent Carter
Officer David Denlinger
Officer Ryan Nabel
Officer Brian Rolfes

CCSAR Past President & OHSSAR past President James D. Schaffer (a retired Blue Ash Police Officer) was instrumental in working with the Dayton Police Department’s management and SAR with the arrangements for the event. He was supported by seventeen members of CCSAR and 30 members of the Ohio SAR at the Ceremony. Ohio Attorney General David Yost was the Keynote Speaker who presented a moving overview of the circumstances that occurred the evening of August 4th 2019 where these brave men proved their metal and how the thin Blue Line serves under very difficult circumstances.
Each table was set by the Ladies Auxiliary of OHSAR with a vase containing six matched red roses and six thin blue ribbons affirming the action and tradition of these six. The room was specially decorated with the Hub Scott Colonial Flag Collection of Flags flown over these United States of America and served for the past 250 years by many other brave men. The ceremony was emceed by CCSAR President Turner Lee Wilkerson and the medals presented by OHSSAR President L. Steven Hinson.
Tribute properly made to these men who went into action in a very timely manner to prevent even more carnage. As Chaplain Boniwell prayed at the Benediction, God Bless them and God Bless these United States of America.

The “Thin Blue Line” by Laurie Bredenfoerder
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Celebrating the 247th Anniversary of President William Henry Harrison’s Birthday

On a cold and snowy day, February 7th marked the annual Parade to celebrate President William Henry Harrison’s Birthday. Members of the Cincinnati Chapter SAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard participated in the mile long uphill march to his memorial in North Bend, OH. Weathering the cold were Compatriots Jack Bredenfoerder, Michael Gunn, Greg Ballman, Bob Bowers and Gary Duffield. The birthday march is accompanied by the local high school band and well as many local civic organizations.

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January 31st PM Naturalization

2 PM January 31st Naturalization Ceremony – dlblake32@gmail.com – Gmail

Cincinnati SAR Compatriot Jack Bredenfoerder welcomed 70 new citizens from 32 countries at a naturalization ceremony held at Potter Stewart Courthouse at 2 PM on Friday, January 31st. The Honorable Matthew W. McFarland officiated. Judge McFarland highlighted the three independent branches of the Federal government: For the executive branch, he first played a welcome video from President Trump.  For the legislative branch, he invited representatives of our US senators and congressmen to bring greetings. For the judiciary branch, Judge MacFarland offered his own greetings on behalf of the Southern Ohio District Court. The new citizens were definitely welcomed in a very auspicious and celebratory way!
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January 31st AM Naturalization

Cincinnati SAR Compatriots Bob Bowers and Jack Bredenfoerder welcomed 70 new citizens from 36 countries at a naturalization ceremony held at Potter Stewart Courthouse at 10 AM on Friday, January 31st. The Honorable Matthew W. McFarland officiated. This was newly appointed Judge McFarland’s first naturalization ceremony. The Cincinnati SAR compatriots presented him with an Ohio Society challenge coin to commemorate his first ceremony. Welcome Judge McFarland and welcome citizens!
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