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Welcome to the home of the South Jersey Chapter New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. We are a non-profit, historical, educational, and patriotic society.  The Sons of the American Revolution seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum” that was created from the people of many nations — one nation and one people.I

Saturday, January 23, 2021 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the New Jersey Governor’s restrictions on meetings, we have cancelled our first meeting of 2021, which was to be January 23, 2021.  While we have been restricted in moving towards our Chapter goals, several activities and actions are in motion.  The second meeting of 2021 is scheduled for March 27, 2021.  This meeting is our Annual meeting where we select the new Chapter Officers for the 2021-23 term.  This March meeting will be a virtual ZOOM meeting.  Please put this date and time on your calendar, March 27, 2021, 10 AM to 12 noon.  (The time should be shorter, but 2 hours is scheduled.)

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!

Members of the South Jersey Chapter SAR conduct a ceremony in remembrance of the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Red Bank on October 22, 1777.

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.

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2020-21 Schedule of Meetings:

September 26, 2020 Regular Meeting (Red Bank Battlefield Pavilion (Outdoors) and ZOOM)
January 23, 2021 Regular Meeting (West Deptford Free Library)
March 27, 2021 Annual Luncheon Meeting (Tavistock Country Club)
June 26, 2021 Regular Meeting (Location: to be determined)
September 25, 2021 Regular Meeting (Location: to be determined)

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Members will receive details via email prior to the meeting. If you are not receiving our emails or would like to know more about our chapter, please contact Rich Serfass, President.

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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)

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Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The Annual Meeting of the South Jersey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution was held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at the Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson. The main agenda items were the Induction of Officers for 2019-21, the awarding of achievement and recognitions to Chapter members and DAR guests. For more details go to SJCSAR History

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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA:  Join the South Jersey Chapter SAR and the Moorestown DAR is honoring the deceased veterans buried at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly. To participate:

1: Become a Wreath Sponsor by completing the form or going to www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org .  The form is here: Wreaths (if you go online enter “NJ0125P Moorestown Chapte DAR” in “specific Group”)

2.  Come to the actual wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Join other Chapter members.  Bring your friends and family. Starting time is 12 noon.  (Check here to see if starting time changes)

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