Monthly Meeting for December

Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting Sat, December 20th.  It was nearly standing room only as we filled the room with Compatriots and Guests.  Among the many in attendance was our esteemed speaker Bill Johnson who is a decorated veteran of WWII and was wounded during the battle of Iwo Jima, and  Mr. K.R. Wood who sang Texas ballads and Christmas songs.

WWII Veteran Bill Johnson

WWII Veteran Bill Johnson

 

K. R. Wood Singing Texas Ballads

K. R. Wood Singing Texas Ballads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the chapter officers were in revolutionary uniforms as awards were presented by our out-going President Jim Nelson.  Person’s receiving awards were:

David S. Smith – Chapter Distinguished Service Medal

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Ken Tooke – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Jeff Gammon – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Jeff Wise – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Kris Navarro – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Kris Nelson – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Tom Ridpath – Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal

Several Members Receiving Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal: Kris Neslon, Ken Tooke, Tom Ridpath, Jeff Gammon, and Jeff Wise

Several Members Receiving Texas SAR Bronze Service Medal:
Kris Neslon, Ken Tooke, Tom Ridpath, Jeff Gammon, and Jeff Wise

And Wayne Courreges was sworn is as our new Chapter President!

Wayne Courreges Receives Chapter President Neck Ribbon

Wayne Courreges Receives Chapter President Neck Ribbon

For more pictures from our meeting please click HERE

 

 

Monthly Meeting for November 2014

Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting Sat, November 15th.  At our meeting was author Jeffery Stuart Kerr discussing his latest book Seat of Empire:  The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas.  A very engaging speaker and very knowledgeable about his subject, Mr. Kerr gave us a glimpse of the people behind the early years of our esteemed state and how a few enthusiastic people kept the seat of power in Austin.

Jeffery Kerr

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Monthly Meeting – June 2014

Steven Gonzales, Executive Director, El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Assn.

Steven Gonzales, Executive Director, El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Assn.

Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting Sat, 21st of June and our guest speaker was Steven Gonzales who spoke on the historic trails of Texas and especially the El Camino Real de los Tejas that runs from Mexico up through Texas.  San Antonio, Nacogdoches, and Laredo were founded along El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail. Segments of the camino have become part of the modern highway system crossing Texas.  For more information, please contact Steven Gonzales.  Their website can be found at:

http://www.elcaminorealdelostejas.org/.