Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day Celebration With the Boy Scouts

Wilsonville Oregon, June 14, 2018 Compatriots and Oregon SAR Color Guardsmen Bill Murray and Michael Tieman help the Boy Scouts retire the Colors. 550 old and damaged flags are retired at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville. Thanks for asking us to help.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Awards! Awards! Awards!

Beaverton, Oregon June 2, 2018 Today was a special Chapter meeting. It was the First Annual Awards Celebration. Today we gave out 31 chapter certificates to members from 5 years to one Compatriot Arlen Clark who has been a member for 30 years. The Certificates are for their years of  service to the Chapter and their Community. At 18 years each is Neil Verigan (above left) and John Krumbein.

And to our special DAR ladies who have helped us this last year, we presented them with the SAR Appreciation Medal. Sue Proud (above left) and Corey Martin (above right).

Thanks to all and I look forward to next year. Maybe a dinner?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 - Beaverton Veterans Memorial Park. As years in the past, the Oregon SAR Continental Color Guard participated in the Beaverton Memorial Day Celebration. We shot a musket volley to honor those who fought and died in the service of their country. From the Revolutionary War to the present. We thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of FREEDOM. Our Color Guardsmen this year were: Commander Mark Robertson and Compatriots Michael Tieman, Fred Heiserman, Riley Erwin, Bob Simpson, Bill Murray, Dean Boring, and Larry Heckethorn.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We Take Our Learning Trunk To School

Beaverton, Oregon May 24, 2018 Today the Oregon SAR Continental Color Guard and DAR representative made a Learning Trunk presentation to three 5th Grade classes at Montclair Elementary School. The kids liked our "Show & Tell", and they could touch the things our ancestors in 1776 used in everyday life. DAR daughter is Robertha Mills and the SAR Compatriots: Teddy Mills, Fred Heiserman, Michael Tieman, Bill Murray and Commander Mark Robertson. Our thanks to the awesome teachers and kids. On June 13 we head to the Fir Grove Elementary School to hook up with three more 5th grade classes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018

Please join the Sons of the American Revolution, Lewis & Clark Chapter Color Guard as they honor with a rifle volley those men and women who died while serving in the Nation's armed forces.

Monday, May 28 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT.
Veterans Memorial Park, SW Watson Ave, Beaverton, OR

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May Chapter Meeting Program: Lewis & Clark Expedition

Compatriot and Vice President Teddy Mills discusses the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the lives of Expedition members, including Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sacajawea, blacksmith John Shields, and carpenter Patrick Gass. Gass was the last survivor of the Expedition, dying at the age of 98 in 1870. The Expedition traveled just under 4,000 miles, leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804, and returning on September 23, 1806. The Expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop, near the mouth of the Columbia River.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

General Francis Marion shows up in Marion County

May 2, 2018, marks the 175th anniversary of the vote at Champoeg to form Oregon's first provisional government. To commemorate this, the Marion County Commissioners held a meeting at Champoeg Visitor Center. Lewis & Clark Chapter President, Michael Tieman, appeared as General Francis Marion, a fierce adversary of the British in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Marion County was originally the Champooick District and was created on July 5, 1843. On September 3, 1849, the territorial legislature changed the name of Champoeg County, as it was then called, to Marion County in honor of General Marion.