List of Events Attended
The Hightower Trail Chapter, NSDAR hosted the Annual Georgia Day Luncheon. They did an excellent job and offered us the opportunity to give greetings from the Cherokee Chapter.
Despite a stormy day, 11 members and 2 guests attended the January meeting. Compatriot Harrison opened the meeting with a prayer and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance and SAR pledge. Michael Cannon reported that he would be presenting 3 certificates to Eagle Scouts in January. The program was on Bernardo de Galvez. Compatriot Harrison led all in a closing prayer and the SAR Recessional.
DAR Tour of Cherokee Chief Vann House
AVR Set up and maintenance
Made 7 presentations to 4th grade classes. 131 total students and 15 adults
Audio Visual Engineer
Honoring all Vets - Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Individual Addresses, Citations/Awards - Thankyous for their Service. Hosted by American Legion
Program: Chief James Vann, Cherokee Nation
Audio Visual Specialist
Represented the Georgia SAR at this event. Helped man the SAR table.
Made 2 presentations to 4th grade students. Total of 185 students and 9 staff.
Ceremony in remembrance of those who perished on 9-11-2001 in the three sabotage events. Flag at half-mast and a special flag with names of all first responders, active military and civilians who perished as a result of the 9-11 attacks.
American Legion Post 149 sponsor
Hosted by - Etowah Chapter NSDAR Attended by several SAR/DAR Chapter Reps. & GA SAR Color Guard.
Presenter was clad in period women's dress. Discussed well known patriot contributions and some not so well known.
Blue Ridge Mountain, Button Gwinnett, Georgia Society, National Society, New Mexico Society SAR. Etowah Chapter NSDAQR. 12 flag color guard, 7 member Elijah Clarke militia all in period dress. 21 gun salute with muskets and Pennsylvania long rifles..
Marched in 4th of July parade in Jasper
Local DAR Sequoyah Chapter hosted this event. If successful, they will do it every year. Very large turnout from the community.
Assisted Sequoyah Chapter DAR with booth set up and take down.
Presented program on applications
Inscription Sequoyah Chapter DAR Honors our Patriots Past Present & Future May 2023
Brick is a memorial in recognition of all vets living & deceased.
Program - Wedding Dress History - Pre-Revolution period to Present Day
Audio Visual Person for the event.
1st Quarter BOM
Also a National event
Cherokee Chapter with Kennesaw Mountain Chapter DAR hosted a Liberty Tree Planting on the campus of Chattahoochee Technical College North Metro College. Attended by chapter members Denis Foerst, Dwight Dover, Kevin Karel and Stan Lewis.
American Legion Post 149 money raising event. Purchased tickets to attend
I manage the Audio Visual for the meetings. Talk was about the Wives of the Sons of the Revolution. What they did to support the revolution in real time.
Marine Corp League, Mayoral proclamation. DAR presented a wreath.
Program - Revolutionary Women & Camp Followers
Short presentations by mayor of Jasper, various Veterans and other dignitaries including invocation prayer, pledge of allegiance and playing of taps. Refreshments for attending vets along memento pins distributed by DAR.
I brought greetings from the Georgia SAR
Regular Chapter Meeting.
Liberty Tree planted at Georgia Mountain Research Experiment Station. Hosted by Blue Ridge Chapter SAR and Old Unicoi Trail Chapter DAR.
Audio Visual assistant. Took care of the Georgia Flag setup and take down. Speaker detailed Abagail Adams' life and times
Planted 3 trees and spoke to pre-school students. In partnership with Kennesaw Mountain NSDAR
Mar DAR Sequoyah Meeting - Program 'Dolly Madison'
Program - " How Pickens County, GA Got Its Name' and Colonial History
Regular monthly meeting
“The Battle of Kettle Creek was the severest check and chastisement the Tories ever received in South Carolina and Georgia.” Colonel Andrew Pickens Dennis and Judy Jane attended the 244th anniversary celebrations of these events February 10 and 11th, 2023 in Washington, Georgia and were presented with streamers for both events for our member/dual/associate SAR/DAR chapters. The circumstances became that Chapter attendance was a key factor. While the attendance was good it was not at the big pre-Covid numbers and this year was impacted by severe weather forecasts, wind, rain and flooding. The rains came but not until we were indoors Saturday afternoon. One streamer per chapter was the standard. While advance registrations allowed for published lists, those participating in the ceremonies in person had the opportunity to take back a streamer for their Chapters or recognized descendant organizations. Many members ( regular, dual or associate) represented more than one chapter. Dennis represented the Cherokee Chapter of the Georgia SAR, the St. Augustine Chapter of the Florida SAR and his Patriot James Williams who fought at the Battle of Kettle Creek. Judy represented the Hightower Trail Chapter of the Georgia DAR and the St Augustine Maria Jefferson Chapter Florida DAR. The Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest ceremony was at Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, GA. The Battle of Kettle Creek Celebration involved a Banquet, a parade and a reenactment. Both celebrations had speakers, programs, color guard musket and canon salutes. The programs and speakers were excellent and that information will be well communicated in online postings. I would call special attention to the archeological work and studies of the Battlefield reports of Col Pickens, Dooley and Clark by Dr. David Noble whose findings have recently changed what we know about the battle.
Today I attended the meeting of the Maria Jefferson DAR in St Augustine. The guest speaker was Chuck Meide, archeologist for the St Augustine Lighthouse. The subject was the revolutionary war shipwrecks in the treacherous St Augustine inlet. He has been working on wrecks for years and this talk was on one of 16 Loyalist ships that wrecked during the British evacuations. Circa 1782.
The above members represented the SAR at the Annual Georgia Day Luncheon hosted by the Hightower Trail Chapter of the DAR.
The monthly meeting of the Cherokee Chapter was held at Sidelines Grill in Canton. There were 14 members and 5 guests present. Harry Harrison gave an update on the Wreaths Across America participation by the chapter. The chapter sponsored 71 wreaths. We also had members volunteer on-site for the placing of the wreaths. Bill Marks gave a presentation on how his Patriot's farm was involved in the Revolutionary War.