Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lewis & Clark Chapter, Oregon SAR is at Willamette National Cemetery.

Our Chapter was busy this afternoon laying wreaths on the graves of America’s veterans and firing a volley in honor of their service. #wreathsacrossamerica

1:00 pm program at the Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard. Laying wreaths started at 2pm  at the Cemetery flagpole across the street. 
Color Guard Compatriots Michael Tieman, Eric Salbeda, Fred Heiserman.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December 3 Chapter Meeting Program

Dan O’Hollaren, Maj Gen (Ret) provides an update on the Oregon Military Museum Project at the December Chapter Meeting.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lewis & Clark Chapter, Oregon SAR is attending Ross Hollywood Memorial Chapel Veteran's Day Parade at Hollywood District.

Our Color Guard & Friends Marching For Our Veterans!

A special thanks to our Color Guard Compatriots Fred Heiserman, Teddy Mills,
Eric Salbeda, Mark Robertson, Michael Tieman, Gene Foley
and Bill Murray (pictured holding American flag in photo three below).

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 3 Chapter Meeting

New SAR member Phillip Erwin inducted today as a member of the Lewis & Clark Chapter. Congratulations Phillip!

His two sons are also SAR members, Compatriots Jackson Erwin and Riley Erwin, and his father-in-law President Michael Tieman is shown swearing him in. A three generation family affair.

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.