Sons of the American Revolution
Revolution History note
Announcements from the President
Misc. reminders and information
April meeting of the Tampa Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution will be on Saturday,
April 18 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria,
American Revolution Notes
We’ve been concentrating on
the southern campaign over the past few months so we’ll conclude our foray into
the southern theatre with a little known but important battle in
Compatriot John Stewart, from the St. Petersburg Chapter of the FSSAR, portrayed Thomas Jefferson in costume, language, and speaking style. He discussed Jefferson’s role in shaping the United States from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to serving as the 3rd President. He noted the parallels in his life to George Washington as well as his service as the Governor of Virginia and 1st Secretary of State and founder of the University of Virginia. He also discussed his role in the establishment of the District of Columbia and opposition to Alexander Hamilton’s policies.
John Stewart has been deeply interested in the life of Thomas Jefferson ever since he was a student at the University of Virginia. As a graduate, John has attended seminars on the Lawn, and lectured on Jefferson's life and influence in American History to schools, civic groups and business audiences around Florida for over 30 years.
Color Guard Update
Your Color Guard Commander and Compatriot Dick Young formed part of the Florida Society - SAR Color Guard in presenting the colors at the commemoration of the Last Naval Battle on Merritt Island on March 7.
On March 21, Chapter President Dick Young represented the Chapter in the State Color Guard at the Dedication of the Battlefield Marker at the site of Battle of Thomas Creek in Jacksonville.
Announcements from the President:
SAR & DAR Presidents General meet the Queen
On April 1, Queen Elizabeth II greeted Lindsey Cook Brock, President General of the SAR and Lynn Forney Young, President General of the DAR, while attending the launch of the George III Project at an event held in the Royal Library in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The project - a collaboration with the King's College London - will see more than 350,000 pages of documents digitized. It is hoped that the work will transform the understanding of Georgian Britain and its monarchy.
SAR President General Lindsey Brock is a member of the Florida Society and lives in Jacksonville.
FLSSAR BOM & Annual Meeting
The Florida Society - SAR will be holding its Spring Board of Management meeting and Annual Meeting on May 1-2 at the The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. The awards for the many youth programs will be presented at the Youth Luncheon on Friday, other individual and chapter awards will be presented at the Friday evening banquet with the installation of FLSSAR officer for 2015-2016 and other awards taking place at the Saturday evening banquet. A full agenda, registration form, hotel information and more information are on the Florida Society website at www.flssar.org. All members are welcome to attend and all officers are encouraged to attend.
Kevin Yarnell Update
Members of long standing in the chapter may be interested to know that Kevin Yarnell will be ordained as a transitional deacon in the Catholic Church on April 18th close to the time of our meeting. The April JROTC meeting is a particular favorite of Kevin’s and he coordinated our work with the local commanders and cadets for many years. We look forward to when he’ll complete his training for the priesthood and again be able to attend our meetings. His ordination into the priesthood will be in May of 2016
Misc. Reminders and notes
Chapter Website—Remember you can find information about the chapter and programs on the chapter website. http://www.patriot-web.com/
One of the duties of the Chapter Chaplain is to send cards to our members that are sick and sympathy notes to the family of a member who has passed away. If you know of anyone for whom a card should be sent, please mention it at our next meeting.
Chapter officers and committee chairman are encouraged to send to the editor any pertinent information they wish included in the newsletter.