Veterans Day Parade

Compatriots and friends of the SAR, DAR, and CAR,

Members of the Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, and William Hightower chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution along with members of the Andrew Carruthers, Thankful Hubbard, and the Balcones Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered today on the Congress Ave. bridge to march in the annual Austin Veterans Day Parade.  The morning was overcast and there was a slight chance of rain, but not a drop fell.  Spirits were high among the entire line and the crowd was jubilant.  Sounds of cheering erupted several times as we marched down Congress Ave towards the State Capitol building.  We saw many veterans  in attendance including several World War Two veterans. If you haven’t seen this parade I highly recommend it and if you haven’t marched in it, well there’s nothing quite like it.  Thank you all for your participation today and thank you veterans for serving our great nation!

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Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin Ceremony

Compatriots and Friends,

Yesterday members of the Ft. Worth, Georgetown, Austin, and San Antonio chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution along with our friends in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI dedicated a luncheon to honor our members who are Vietnam Veterans.  Please click on the image below for more pictures of the event:

img_4332To all those at the event and for those who couldn’t make it – Thank you so very much for your service to our great nation!

 

Pictures from 4th of July Celebrations

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I’ve just posted new pictures from our 4th of July celebrations at the Dell Diamond and Allendale parades.  You can tell by the looks on the faces of those in attendance that they are enjoyable events! If you are interested in participating in either of these, please reach out to me and I will get you to the appropriate person.

Libertas et Patria

Ken

Texas Boys at commander in chiefs guard quarters at Valley Forge

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Compatriots Past Chapter President John Knox, Past Chapter President Henry Shoenfelt and Current Chapter President Wayne Courreges standing in front of George Washington’s Commander-in-Chiefs Guard Quarters (cabins) at his headquarters at Valley Forge.  All three participated in the “March Out” of Valley Forge reenacting June 19, 1778 when George Washington’s Continental Army marched out of Valley Forge.  Interestingly George Washington’s army marched in to Valley Forge on December 19, 1777.  All three are descendants of those serving in George Washington’s Army and are proud members of the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge:  http://www.valleyforgesociety.com/

Valley Forge National Historical Park was created to preserve our nation’s history and tell the story of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge:  http://www.valleyforge.org/things-to-do/national-park/