New Jersey Society SAR Color Guard

NJSSAR Color Guard 

  • Robert C. Meyer, President, NJSSAR and National NJ State Color Guard Commander
  • Richard Blundin, Captain, NJSSAR Color Guard
  • Edward Glidden, Secretary NJSSAR, and Sergeant,  NJSSAR Color Guard Adjutant 
  • Richard W. Serfass,  Lieutenant, NJSSAR Color Guard Adjutant for Communications 

SAR ColorGuardsman Magazine
All SAR Societies Color Guard submit their Color Guard activities quarterly to the “The SAR Colorguardsman Magazine.” The latest The SAR Colorguardsman Magazine can be downloaded by clicking on the Magazine at left.

Previous editions of The SAR Colorguardsman Magazine can be seen here. https://www.sar.org/committees/color-guard-committee/

New Jersey Society SAR Color Guard Activities

Battle of Red Bank – October 25, 2020

Location: Red Bank Battlefield, National Park , NJ
Details: This is a National – level event, hosted by South Jersey Chapter NJSSAR.  The Battle of Red Bank is recognized by the SAR Historic Sites and Events Committee and is now a NATIONAL event. 
The Battle of Red Bank (October 22, 1777) was a battle of the American Revolutionary War in which a Hessian force was sent to take Fort Mercer on the left bank (or New Jersey side) of the Delaware River just south of Philadelphia, but was decisively defeated by a far inferior force of Colonial defenders.

Battle of Chestnut Neck – October 10, 2020

Location: Chestnut Neck Memorial Park, Port Republic
Details: This is a National – level event, hosted by Somers Point Chapter SAR.  The Battle of Chestnut Neck is recognized by the SAR Historic Sites and Events Committee and is now a NATIONAL event.
The Battle of Chestnut Neck was fought on October 6, 1778 in southern New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War at Chestnut Neck, a settlement on the Little Egg Harbor River (now known as the Mullica River ) near the present-day city of Port Republic, New Jersey, which was used as a base by privateers.

Prior NJSSAR Color Guard activities

2020-07-04-Proprietary House
Ringing of the New Jersey Liberty Bell, July 4, 2020, Perth Amboy, NJ. Three score and ten years ago, as part of the Marshall Plan, the U.S. Department of Treasury held a “Save for your Independence” saving bond drive.  To support the drive, they decided to cast fifty-five full size replicas of the American Liberty Bell (One for each state, D.C, U.S. territories and France to place, as appropriate on the state capitol grounds.  They used the foundry in Annency-le-Vieux, France. The bells were delivered to each state with the stipulation that it be placed on state capitol grounds and give free access to all.  Most states followed these rules, but some did not like New Jersey which placed their bell in Perth Amboy. Each year on the 4th of July the march starts from the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy (the last standing British Governor’s House from the Revolutionary War era) and ends at the Liberty Bell Monument.  At that time, a wreath is laid, and the bell is rung 13 times.  The New Jersey Society annualy leads this event. Photo 1,  The NJSSAR Color prepares for the march from the Proprietary House. (l-r) Lt Rich Serfass, Color Guard Adjutant,
Ed Glidden, Color Guard Sergeant, Jim Howard , Gary Walling, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, Sam Davis, Jay Hershey, Larry Jackson, and Gary Beauregard. Photo 2.  The NJSSAR Color Guard at the New Jersey Liberty Bell.  (Front l-r) Rich Serfass, Jim Howard (rear) Gary Beauregard, Gary Walling, Sam Davis, Jay Hershey and Ed Glidden   

April -June 2019

July – September 2019