Nolan Carson Grave Marking – Honoring the Man and His Family

On Saturday October 2nd, 2022, friends, family and members of the Sons of the American Revolution joined in a Compatriot grave marking ceremony for the late Nolan Wendell Carson.  This ceremony was held at the grave site in the historic Spring Grove Cemetery.

Entrance to Spring Grove Cemetery

Cincinnati SAR Leadership Honoring Nolan Carson

Nolan Wendell Carson was a very active member of the Cincinnati, Ohio and National chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Photo of Nolan Carson with Color Guard Named in His Honor

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution named its Color Guard in his honor.  Many of these current color guard members attended this event.  In addition, there were Color Guard participants from the great state of Virginia.

Carson Family and SAR Color Guard Participants

Color Guard on the March

Display of Regimental Flags

Mr. Carson’s family and friends attended this tribute to a great man, father and friend.  There was great interaction between the family and the Sons of the American Revolution participants.

Members of Carson Family

Members of Carson Family

Members of Carson Family and Friends

Mike Gunn (Grave Marking Chairman and Color Guard Commander) and Jack Bredenfoerder (Ohio President of the Sons of the American Revolution) of the Cincinnati SAR led the presentations.  Lee Wilkerson (Ohio SAR) acted as Chaplain for the event.

Mike Gunn – Chairman of CCSAR Grave Marking Unit

SAR Color Guard at Attention

Jack Bredenfoerder – Ohio Society SAR President Delivers Remarks

Lee Wilkerson – in Chaplin Capacity Speaks to Crowd

The Carson family provided cool drinks and some very fall themed cookies which were a treat.

The Color Guard presented the flag colors, completed a three round musket volley and honored Mr. Carson with a “mourn arms” salute.

Color Guard Salutes Compatriot Carson with a 3 Round Musket Salute

Color Guard in “Mourn” Salute Following Musket Volley

A moving and terrific event to a man and his family for all he did for patriotism and support of the Sons of the American Revolution.

To Live, To Be Remembered!

Below is a partial list of his accomplishments to the SAR and the communities we serve:

  • Former SAR President General 1988,
  • President OHSSAR 1970
  • Cincinnati Chapter President 1961.
  • Chancellor General in 1985;
  • Awarding the Robert A Taft II the Silver Good Citizenship
    Medal in 1986;
  • the 1988 Constitution Day talk on “The Miracle of Philadelphia;”

Mr. Carson made the Cincinnati Chapter proud with his commitment, participation and service.

Nolan Wendell Carson walks among SAR Color Guard

Location of the Carson memorial – Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232.  The grave site is located on the west side of Garden LN, Section 100, Lot 278, Space 1.  Follow the white line from the entrance to Section # at the top of the hill about 0.9 miles from the front gate, turn right at Section 99 Post , then the left drive about 70 yards to behind the Hinz Monument & large Holly tree
GPS coordinates are: [39.1763308 -84.5253097]

The Grave of Nolan Wendell Carson in Spring Grove Cemetery


 Invitation Brochure:

Nolan Carson Grave Compatriot Marking 8_3_2022

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