President’s Letter for April, 2018

jackWe are currently finalizing the arrangements for our April 4th Youth Awards Dinner to honor our many winners. The dinner will begin at 6:00 PM at the Blue Ash Quality Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. We are expecting more than 80 students, teachers, guests and compatriots for the celebration! Many thanks again to our Youth Contest chairmen: Ed Bonniwell, Mike Gunn, Zac Haines, Scott Snow and George Stewart who have made these outstanding programs possible!

Save the date: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:30 PM; for the Cincinnati SAR’s 2018 Patriots’ Day memorial dedication and grave marking ceremony. The event will be held at the historic St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springdale, Ohio. Twelve patriots of the American Revolutionary War will be honored and remembered. Revolutionary War uniforms and Colonial attire are encouraged. Please RSVP to Compatriot Michael Gunn by April 16, 2018.

The first Tri-State Honor Flight of 2018 will be on April 17th . Please join the members of the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard to welcome our veterans home. Please plan on being at the greeting area in CVG by 7:30 PM. The veterans should arrive around 8:15.

Several of our compatriots will also be presenting SAR ROTC Medals at schools throughout the month of April. If you would like to help with one of these presentations please contact Compatriot Gary Duffield.

Compatriot Rev. Dr. Ed Bonniwell graciously asked Don McGraw, Mike Gunn, Lee Wilkerson and myself to be interviewed about the Cincinnati SAR for his radio program. There are two segments that will each be aired on three separate dates:

PART 1 will air on 1160 Christian Talk Radio AM: Saturday, April 7th at 5:30 PM; Sunday, April 8th at 5:30 PM; Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM

PART 2 will air on 1160 Christian Talk Radio AM: Saturday, April 14th at 5:30 PM; Sunday, April 15th at 5:30 PM; Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM

We hope you will tune in on one of those evenings and share the airings with friends who might be curious about the SAR.

Finally please remember to send good wishes to Compatriot Ken Carpenter who was recently hospitalized and is now recovering at home. I am sure he would appreciate your well wishes. Wishing you all a patriotic and beautiful April! In patriotism, Jack

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