Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Our Outing At Ft. Vancouver.

Great fun! We look like we belong.

Our October monthly chapter meeting was a road trip.

We went across the river to Washington and had a guided tour of Ft. Vancouver. Great hosts who taught us a lot about the fort and the time.

Thanks to our chapter VP Teddy Mills for setting it up for us.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Now Is The Time To Honor Our Veterans.

Purchase one or more wreaths $15 ea. from us which we will place on a veteran's grave at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

This is our third year selling the wreaths and placing them on graves on December 15, and saluting them with a musket volley by our Color Guard.

To buy your wreath(s) go to our website click on the donate button at the top of the page and donate.

Thank you.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hillsboro VFW To Remember Colonial Soldier At Ceremony.

A Revolutionary War soldier who died in 1776 will be honored Monday at Hillsboro's Veterans Gateway. 

The United States was only six weeks old when Private William Moore and the rest of his battalion were attacked by British forces.

The Battle of Brooklyn Heights, also known as the Battle of Long Island, was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War, and was a loss for the Americans. Some 50,000 British and American soldiers fought over several miles of Brooklyn in what was the largest battle of the entire war.

On Aug. 27, 1776, British forces attacked, surrounding the Americans. While a contingent of British soldiers attacked their front, the main army surrounded the Americans to attack their flank as well.
A member of the Pennsylvania First Battalion's rifle regiment, Moore and his father joined the army in April 1776. His unit was responsible for guarding the hills to the far left of the American line.
According to Salsberry, Moore and about 230 other colonial soldiers attacked the well-armed British infantry, which outnumbered them nearly 4 to 1. Their early morning charge, Salsberry said, alerted Americans of the flank attack by the British, which gave troops the chance to safely get behind American lines.

Moore's unit suffered heavy casualties. About 209 of the men were either killed or listed as missing at the end of the battle.

"It was hopeless," Salsberry said. "They were outnumbered, and the British had bayonets. The Americans had only muskets, but they alerted the line that the British were there. Because of this, most of the Army was able to get behind fortified lines and Washington made his great escape from New York, and the rest is history."

When Salsberry learned of her ancestor, she approached Pack about small service to remember the fallen Revolutionary War soldier.

Mark Robertson and Michael Tieman were there representing the Lewis & Clark chapter and Oregon SAR Color Guard. Met the family, good ceremony.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Multnomah Days Parade in August

Multnomah Days Parade

Lewis & Clark Chapter, Oregon SAR in the Multnomah Days Parade. August 18, 2018 Multnomah Village, Portland OR

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2018 in Lake Oswego

The Lewis & Clark Chapter was celebrating our Nation’s birth by marching this morning in Lake Oswego’s Star Spangled Parade.

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?