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Our Chapter Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Oct 12, 2023

The South Jersey Chapter of the SAR celebrated its 100 th Anniversary in September. In order to commemorate the event, a luncheon was held at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The event was well attended and well received by eighty-two participants representing SAR and DAR Chapters from the area, along with other  historical organizations and honored guests.

The luncheon was intended to memorialize not only the founding of the Chapter on April 23, 1923 by Rear Admiral Reynolds T. Hall (Chapter President 1923-1927), but to also identify and recognize the achievements of the Chapter and successes, as well as welcome the opportunity to contribute as a service organization for many years to come.

Dr. Jennifer Janofsky, Professor at Rowan University, and the Director of the Red Bank Battlefield (both in Gloucester County, New Jersey) was the invited speaker and guest. She spoke on recent archaeological work at the Battlefield, and the ongoing studies associated with the findings of up to 17 Hessian soldiers. The Red Bank Battlefield qualifies as a National SAR Color Guard event honoring the soldiers that fought and died including both American and British/Hessian soldiers. The battle took place on October 22, 1777.

Pic1: Dr. Jennifer Janofsky, Red Bank Battlefield Director, received the SAR Silver Citizenship Medal from NJSSAR President Robert Meyer(2nd r) and South Jersey Chapter 1st VP Jim Howard(1st r) with SJCSAR member Adam Zielinski (1st l).

Pic2:   Leading the Color Guard into the 100th Anniversary celebration are l-r Jay Hershey, NJSSAR Color Guard Commander, Ed Glidden, NJSSAR Secretary, and Sam Davis, Monmouth Chapter

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