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Wreaths Across America. December 19, 2021. Each year, our Chapter participates with the Moorestown Chapter DAR in the national Wreaths Across America program at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, NJ, not far from us. A small group of Chapter members attended: David Balliet, Jim Howard, me, Scott Meltzer and Larry Nelson We laid wreaths on a few hundred of the 40,000 graves at the cemetery
Congratulations South Jersey Chapter SAR members!! At the NJSSAR meeting yesterday (It was only the Board of Manages attending following Covid rules) our Chapter was presented with three recognitions:
- SAR President General’ s Education Outreach Streamer (Pic 1)
- SAR Partners in Patriotism and Wreaths Across America (Pic 2)
- SAR Certificate of Participation “Outstanding Cadet Contest” 2019-2020 (pic 3)
We did it!!!!! The FIRST South Jersey Chapter SAR recognition of the Battle of Red Bank AND our honoring the 14 Rhode Island soldiers who gave their lives during the battle, was completed this past Sunday, October 25, 2020. Thank you for those Chapter members who participated. Special thanks to Larry Nelson, Jim Howard, Tim Ogline, Harry Schaeffer and Erick Yerkes who took part in the ceremony. And for Carl Hausmann, Rich Abdill, Scott Meltzer, and Brian Welsh (soon member-to-be) who came to support us. (If I missed anyone, please let me know.)
Also, we had special guests attending, Lou Raborg (National SAR Color Guard Commander), Rob Meyer (our state SAR president and State Color Guard Commander), State Color Guard members Ed Glidden, and Gary Beauregard , Charlie Morgan (Somers Chapter SAR VP and NJSSAR VP), and DAR members Susan Novalsky (Regent, Ann Whitall Chapter SAR). Thank you!
Important! This Battle of Red Bank recognition, on the anniversary of the October 22, 1777 battle, and the honoring of the fallen soldiers, is now a NATIONAL SAR EVENT and will be our responsibility to conduct this special ceremony in conjunction with the Gloucester County Parts and Recreation’s 18th Century Field Day each year. It was a great event and I have received several suggestions on making it better in the future.
Robert Meyer, president of the New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution, is pictured with the many Military Veterans of the Sons of the American Revolution at the Leadership Conference at the SAR headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. (Rob is 2nd from the left, top row, wearing the New Jersey Society SAR Color Guard Forage Cap)
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence: nor is the law less stable than the fact.”John Adams, Adams’ Argument for the Defense: 3–4 December 1770