Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July at St. Paul Rodeo Parade

Lookin' Good. Our chapter Color Guard shows up, including three new chapter members in the front row. Plus we were awarded 1st place in the Marching Group category. Sweet. Thanks to all who showed up and the families who came out to support our "Guard" on this nice sunny day. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Color Guard Musket Volley at Beaverton Memorial Day Celebration

Beaverton Oregon Veterans Memorial Park,  Memorial Day Celebration May 29th, 2017.
Color Guard with Beaverton Mayor Doyle in the center of the action.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lewis & Clark Chapter SAR Color Guard presents the Colors at the OSSDAR State Conference Saturday May 20, 2017

Good afternoon, Lewis & Clark SAR Gentlemen!

Thank you so much for serving as the Color Guard yesterday at our OSSDAR State Conference in Wilsonville! It was such a happy surprise to see your 2 new Junior members marching proudly with your contingent. ;-)

Attached are 4 photos taken as y'all marched in. Fair warning: They're a tad fuzzy but…..
                better than nutting', eh? Hopefully, someone else took better ones for you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!    
XOXOX,  Roberta/Bertie Mills

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sons & Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers

From left: Michael Tieman, Abigail Walker - Miss Pioneer Oregon, Dave Kingsella, Grier Ingebretsen.
Photo below is of the Sons of the American Revolution members at the banquet.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 the Color Guard of the Lewis & Clark chapter presented the Colors at the Annual meeting of the Sons & Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers to celebrate the 158th Anniversary of Oregon Statehood. Photos by Compatriot Cleve Parker.

Monday, December 12, 2016

We laid wreaths at Willamette National Cemetery Dec 17 for Wreaths Across America

Willamette National Cemetery after the wreaths were laid.
Color Guard firing a musket volley in salute.
Fred Heiserman, Grier Ingebretsen,
Michael Tieman and Mark Robertson
Michael Tieman laying a wreath to remember
the MIA's from the Korean War.

The Lewis & Clark Color Guard of the Sons of the American Revolution laid wreaths on the veterans graves at Willamette National Cemetery. The ceremonies began in the cold and snow at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 17 thanks to the Civil Air Patrol and representatives from all of the branches of the military. At 2:30pm our Color Guard fired a musket volley in salute. Volunteers then laid the wreaths purchased through the Wreaths Across America program on the graves of the veterans at Willamette. This year, the chapter's first year in the WAA program we sold 160 wreaths and we laid 53 of the wreaths on specific graves. This year, the cemetery laid over 900 wreaths, more than doubled from last year. 

REMEMBER our fallen U.S. veterans. HONOR those who serve.TEACH our children the value of freedom.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join us at the Veterans Day Parade in the Hollywood District of Portland starting at 9:30 am.

Starts at 40th and Sandy Boulevard and travels down Sandy Ends at Sandy & 48th in front of Ross Hollywood Chapel. 

Our SAR booth will also be there where you can sponsor a wreath for the Wreath Across America program. For $15 you can buy a wreath for a veteran’s grave at Willamette National Cemetery on Dec 17. 

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Proclamation 17 December 2016

   Morrill Worcester was a 12-year-old paperboy for the Bangor Daily News when he won a trip to Washington, D.C. His first trip was to Arlington National Cemetery and it made an impression on him that he would never forget. In 1992, the Worcester Wreath Company, which he owns, found themselves with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. He remembered his experience at Arlington.  
    With that experience, he had an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans. With the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for him to place the wreaths in an older section of the cemetery that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year. Throughout his life and successful career, his good fortune was due, in large part, to the values of this nation and the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Thus began the legacy of placing wreaths at the graves of our veterans.
    As we pause in the midst of this holiday season and reflect, please take a moment to think back on things that are important in our lives today. We must reflect on our families and friends, and our country. We must continue to honor our current military veterans and those veterans who have already served. We must continue to thank our veterans for their service that allows us to enjoy the freedoms we have today.
    The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution are descendants of our first veterans, who fought for our War for American Independence from Britain. We celebrate and honor those brave men and women, who have given the upmost measure of devotion and sacrifice so that we can live free. We have had many foreign threats to our country and we have always called on our military to protect us. They have always responded no matter where the threats were from.
    At National Cemeteries across this great this country, Wreaths across America ceremonies are just a small token to say thank you to those brave men and women, and to remember those who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms and liberties. When you place a wreath for a relative or a friend, remember those other veterans who are buried in our cemeteries across this country who no longer have anyone to visit their graves or who remembers them.
    The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution proudly participates in this program by honoring our veterans who have passed away. We say thank you to all of our veterans and to those participating in the program today. May God continue to bless America.

J. Michael Tomme, Sr.
President General, 2016-2017