A week ago, myself Bob Hill and Al Gummere of the Hocking Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution drove down to Cincinnati to get a little color guard practice with SAR compatriots of the Cincinnati Chapter.
It was a beautiful spring day, perfect for our outdoor practice. Spring is here! Soon our schedules will be busy with outdoor activities!
Without a doubt, the fellows in the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard of Cincinnati are the best in our state, and their commander, Brad Jarard, is a great instructor. He’s better than I am at this sort of thing and I wish I could talk him into being the next State Color Guard Commander, but he still works and is busy training for triathlons. I understand that ambition.
Before we started practicing in the parking lot of Miami Valley Christian Academy, the Chapter President George Stewart presented me with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Cincinnati Chapter (CCSAR) for helping them with a day-long school presentation (at Mason Middle School) and attending a few of their color guard events last year.
I was very moved and appreciative of the gesture. It is always a pleasure to be in the company of those who are dedicated in preserving and presenting the history of our American Revolution.
Thank you George and Cincinnati Chapter! Huzzah!