Patrick Henry Chapter has a new Admiral!

During our Annual Christmas Banquet, Wayne Courreges, Commander of the E.W. Moore Squadron of the Texas Navy Association, asked General John Knox to present Jim and Judy Clements with a very special honor.  Please join with me in congratulating Jim Clements on becoming an Admiral of the Texas Navy and and his wife Judy a Yellow Rose of Texas.  These two awards are the highest civilian awards that a Governor of Texas can bestow upon worthy individuals of the Great State of Texas.     

James R. Clements

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Commissions are given from the Governor of Texas to certain individuals who have been recommended for this honor.  The Texas Navy Association is historic with the mission of promoting and preserving the history of the Texas Navy.

Judy Clements

yellow-rose-of-texasThe Yellow Rose of Texas Award is given only through the Office of the Governor to recognize women for their significant contributions to their communities and to Texas in the preservation of Texas history, the accomplishments of our present, and the building of the future. The award is named for Emily Morgan, a 20-yr-old slave who was instrumental in the battle to win Texas’ independence, as she gave General Sam Houston’s troops Santa Anna’s location.

Awards, Awards, and MORE Awards!!!

Thank you to all of those who have worked so hard in the previous year to make the Patrick Henry Chapter and the State SAR one of the best in the Nation!  And a special Thank You for our veterans that have served and for the members of our armed forces that are currently serving. 

During our awards banquet the following members and supporters of our chapter were formally recognized:

Patrick Henry Chapter Recognitions:

The Bronze Good Citizenship Award

bronze-good-citizenWayne A. Courreges Jr.

This medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in the school, community or state. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter Distinguished Service

chapter-distinguished-svcJames Reagan Clements Jr.

The incumbent Chapter President may present one medal during his term (or each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, to a Compatriot in recognition for that Compatriot’s conspicuous service to the Chapter during the president’s administration.

 

 

 

War Service Medal

war-serviceJames Reagan Clements Jr.
 
Kent William Lattig
The War Service Medal was first authorized in 1899 for members who served in the Spanish-American War. It was subsequently authorized for members who served in World War I and World War II. Following World War II, the NSSAR authorized a generic War Service Medal with specific service periods indicated by bronze bars.

 

 

Military Service Medal

military-servicePeter Flagg Maxson

Adrian Michael Williams

Jeffery David Wise

Jesse Villarreal

It may be presented by a chapter or society to SAR members who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, Coast Guard, or a country that was an ally of the United States, or in a United Nations Peace Keeping Force, who otherwise do not qualify for the SAR War Service Medal.

The Meritorious Service Medal

merit-svcJeffrey P. Gammon

Jim Horton

Philip Mullins

James A. Nelson

Kenneth D. Tooke

This SAR Member medal is earned for substantial contributions to the SAR over an extended period of time, normally a three to five year period.

 

The CAR Bronze Medal of Appreciation & Texas CAR Pin
bronze-carHenry E. Shoenfelt II

Presented to a member of the C.A.R. or SAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to a local C.A.R. Society

 

 

 

 

Bronze Service to Veterans Medal

service-to-veterans-bronzeJames R. Clements Jr.

Jeffery P. Gammon

Robert W. Hites Jr.

This medal is awarded to SAR members who have given long and exemplary service to veterans.

 

 

The Bronze Color Guard Medal

bronze-color-guardRobert W. Hites Jr.

This medal is awarded for at least three years of service in the color guard at the state/Chapter level.

 

 

 

 

Bronze Roger Sherman Medal

bronze-roger-shermanEmzy T. Barker IV

James R. Clements Jr.

Wayne A. Courreges Jr.

Max K. Miller

David S. Smith

The Roger Sherman Medal may be awarded to SAR members who have rendered faithful service to their chapter, state society, or to the National Society over multiple years.

Martha Washington Medal

martha-washingtonJoyce Pipes Jarman        CAC

Betty Sue Bird                  DAR

Carol Martin Castlebury   DAR

This medal maybe presented to a woman over 18 years of age in recognition of outstanding service to SAR.

 

 

Bronze Bernardo De Gálvez Color Guard Medal 

Bronze Bernardo De Galvez Color Guard MedalQuinn Baker, James Clements

Wayne Courreges, Robert Hites

Robert Jordan, Ronald Moulton

James Nelson, Henry Shoenfelt

Alexander Smith, Nathan Smith

Jeff Wise

 

National Society Meritorious Service Award

Zipra Morgan

Texas Society Board of Managers Recognitions:

Texas Society Silver Service Medal

texas-silver-serviceJohn W. Knox

James F. Horton

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Society Abigail Adams Certificate of Appreciation

Joyce Gammon

Monica Nava

Alice Nelson

Eileen Walcik

National Society Certificate of Appreciation

Emzy T. Barker

David Duncan

Monica Nava

Colonel Andrew Jackson McVeigh

Max K. Miller

James Nelson

Henry E. Shoenfelt

Kenneth D. Tooke

Annual Christmas Banquet

Compatriots and Friends,

We gathered together last Saturday to celebrate another great year of serving and supporting our chapter and the goals of the Sons of the American Revolution!  We had a full house as we recognized the outstanding efforts put forth by our dedicated members and those for our sister chapters in the Daughters of the American Revolution.  We were also honored to have our state SAR President Mike Radcliff and his wife preside over the change of command and the swearing in of new officers for 2017-2019.  And on top of that, we had some really good background music from our resident expert Ron Moulton.  There was in fact so much going on that I think it’s best to break it up into sections!  So without delay here are your Patrick Henry Chapter SAR Officers for 2017 – 2019:

President
Jim Clements
Jim Clements  j.clements.tx@gmail.com
President Elect

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Ken Tooke kenny99c5@yahoo.com
Secretary

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Gary White white512@austin.rr.com
Historian  Henry Schoenfelt hesut@aol.com
Chaplain

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Max Miller  maxk@austin.rr.com
Genealogist & Registrar

 John Fine

John Fine jeverettfine@icloud.com
Color Guard Commander
Robert Hites
Robert Hites robert.hites@gmail.com
Treasurer

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Jim Horton  jekhorton@yahoo.com
Past Presidents

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Jim Nelson

Wayne Courreges

2014-2016

 

 

 

Jim Nelson

2012-2014

 

 

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