SJCSAR

Welcome to the home of the South Jersey Chapter 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.

 

 Upcoming and Past Events:

Wreaths Across America at Beverly National Cemetery

Our final event for this year will be Wreaths Across America scheduled for 12 noon on 15 December at the Beverly National Cemetery. Participation of our membership is requested and will be greatly appreciated. Please consider giving just a couple of hours of your time to honor our deceased war veterans.  For more information, please contact Chapter President, Richard Serfass (rserfass@comcast.net).

Our next meeting will be held on January 26, 2019 at the West Deptford Free Library

Directions will be provided with the agenda/minutes

Guest Speaker: Beth Beatty, Executive Director at Fort Mifflin on the Delaware. 

You often hear us speak of Fort Mercer at the Red Bank Battlefield, where we held our September meeting.  Fort Mercer is the most significant Revolutionary   War battle held in the 5-county area of the South Jersey Chapter SAR.  It is “our” Fort, so to speak. Fort Mifflin is the sister fort to Fort Mercer and lies directly across the Delaware River. 

So, it makes sense to learn more about it.  Beth will speak about how Fort Mifflin was involved on October 22, 1777, the day of the Battle of Red Bank.  She will also take us from the beginning days of the Fort, up until the current time.

NOTICE: IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE LISTEN TO KYW RADIO FOR CLOSING OF WEST DEPTFORD FREE LIBRARY

 

2019 – 2020 Schedule of Meetings:

2019

  1. January 26 – Regular Meeting (West Deptford Free Library)
  2. March 23 – Annual Luncheon, Regular Meeting & Election of Officers 2019 – 2021(Riverton Country Club, Cinnamonson, NJ)
  3. June – Details TBD
  4. September – Details TBD

2020

  1. January – Details TBD
  2. March – Details TBD

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September 22, 2018 Meeting SJCSAR:  The September meeting of the South Jersey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SJCSAR) was held at the Whitall House on the Red Bank Battlefield in National Park, NJ.  The highlights of the meeting are as follows:
1.  The Red Bank Battlefield is being considered by National SAR as a SAR Approved Battlefield, which means that the Battlefield and the SAR partner together in recognizing toe Battlefield as a significant place.  The first step was to have our Chapter meet at this location.  More to come. Click on the report title to see a description of our draft proposal. Battle of Red Bank SAR Proposal
2.  We were honored to have New Jersey Society SAR President Robert Meyer as guest speaker.  He spoke about the importance of the Red Bank Battlefield being recognized.
3.  The SJCSAR welcomed Kyle Stewart as a new member in the SAR.  He was presented with the membership certificate and the SAR Rosette. (left)
4.  President Meyer presented Chapter President Serfass with the SAR Bronze Color Guard medal for his participation in NJSSAR Color Guard activities over the past several years. (right)
5. 2018 Junior ROTC Report.  The report of the Junior ROTC SAR Bronze Medal Program was presented by JROTC Chair Serfass.  Click HERE for the Report

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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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Rich Serfass, SJCSAR President, presents Bill Olver with the SAR Wounded Warrior Coin and Certificate

June 23, 2018 Meeting SJCSAR:  The June meeting of the South Jersey Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SJCSAR) was held at the West Deptford Library of Saturday, June 28. The main highlight of the meeting was the presentation by SJCSAR member Bill Olver on “A year in the Vietnam War.” Bill spoke of his 11 months in Vietnam along with his numerous injuries and battle with malaria. Bill was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution’s Wounded Warrior recognition.  Thanks for a great presentation Bill and Thank You for your service!!

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2017 - 2019 South Jersey Chapter SAR Officers of the Chapter

PresidentRichard Serfass
1st Vice PresidentErick Ford
2nd Vice PresidentKeith Owens, Jr
SecretaryLarry Nelson
TreasurerCharles Field
Captain of Color GuardJack Yerkes
Registrar / GenealogistHarry Schaeffer
ChancellorJohn Convery
HistorianErick Ford
ChaplainHarry Engleman
TrusteesHarry Schaeffer, Richard Burr, and Marty Shipe

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