The Grand Mesa Chapter covers the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from the Northern to the Southern borders of the state. We march in parades in Grand Junction and other areas several times a year and have other presences in the public. Our Chapter welcomes new members. If you would like any assistance in the application process to prove your lineage back to a Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor, please get in touch with our Chapter Contact below who will be most happy to lend you assistance.
The Grand Mesa Patriot is the Chapter's Newsletter with past and present activities. Click here for the current and past newsletters.
Please bring magazines for the veterans at the Grand Junction VA Hospital. Magazines three months or less old: i.e., hunting, fishing, general interest, womans, history (up to a year old). Hard and soft cover books, mainly fiction.
See calendar below for other Grand Mesa activities
Grand Mesa member Gary Parrott dedicating the bench.
100th Anniversary Bench, front.
100th Anniversary Bench, back.
Bench with "George Washington" (Gary Brewer), Director of Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado and COSSAR President
DAR - Anita Caldwell, Leslie Hoffman, Barbara Brewer, Mary McFarlen, Lori Parrott, Mrs. Gary Jacobsen; SAR - Gary Parrott, Ed Foster, Thomas Hoffman,Garry Brewer "George Washington", Steve DeBoer COSSAR President, Gary Jacobsen, Norm Kronvall
100th Anniversary Chapter Luncheon Celebration
Grand Mesa Chapter History presented by Gary Parrott
Barbara Brewwe receiving the Lydia Darragh Medal from Garry Brewer
Garry Brewer receiving the Distinguished Service Award
Chess Neff receiving the Distinguished Service Award
Mary McFarlin, DAR Regent, receiving the Martha Washington Medal
Gary Parrott receiving the Heroism Medal
Garry Brewer presenting the "First 100 Years of Grand Junction and the GAR"
Gary Jacobsen receiving the SAR Memorial Certificate for his brother, Charles Jacobsen, who passed away on March 12, 2016.
Chapter Pictures from 2015 Events
May 2, 2015 meeting Grand Mesa Chapter presentation of Awards and Certificates: l-r Cpl. Douglas C. Grinolds, USMC: Wounded Warrior Coin Certificate; Ed Foster, Chapter Secretary; Garry W.Brewer: Medal for Heroism, 10 Year Membership Award: Chess W. Neff: Past President Certificate; Gary E. Parrott: Military Service Award; Lowell A. Clark: Vietnam War Veterans Corps, 20 Year Membership Award; Thomas R. Hoffman, Chapter President; not present - Norman H. Kronvall: 20 Year Membership Award; Richard W. Pippenger: 10 Year Membership Award
2015 Grand Mesa Chapter Officers: L-R: Garry Brewer, Chaplin; Norm Kronvall, Past State President; Chess Neff, Past President; Thomas Hoffman, President; Jim Myers, Registrar; Gary Parrott, Vice-President; Ed Foster, Secretary
Febuary 19, 2015: Colorado State Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented Certificate of Valor to members of the Grand Mesa Chapter of the SAR; l-r, Ed Foster, Chess Neff, Tom Hoffman , and Gary Parrott.
Chapter Pictures from 2014 Events
Wreaths Across America on December 13, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Junction, Colorado. L to R: Chess Neff, Chapter President, Grand Mesa Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Garry Brewer, Past Department Commander of the Department of CO/WY, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Norm Kronvall, Past State President, Colorado Society of the Sons of American Revolution, Jimmy Myers, State President, Colorado Society, War of 1812.
At the Chapter's April 2012 meeting, Gary Parrott (right) presented Norm Kronvall the 15 year Service Award.
At the February 2012 Grand Mesa SAR Chapter meeting, installed new chapter officers for 2012. l-r, Secretary: Ed Foster: Registrar/Historian: Thomas Hoffman: Chaplain: Garry Brewer; Vice-President: Chess Neff; Treasurer: Dennis Morris; President: Gary Parrott.
At the December 2011 Chapter meeting, Eagle Scout Andrew Bair was introduced as Grand Mesa Chapter nomine to COSSAR for Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program. He was presented a scholarship patch and Eagle Scout S.A.R. Medal by Compatriot Ed Foster. Andrew is a member of Troop 201 in Aspen, Co and has earned 131 Merit Badges.
The Grand Mesa Chapter members of the Sons of the American Revolution enjoyed a great day at the Grand Junction, 4th of July, 2010 parade, honoring their patriot ancestors by showing the colors and some of the uniforms worn by their family members who served in the American Revolution. Terry Hammer Jr worn an 1880 Army Uniform that was worn in Mesa County during that time period. It was a great 4th of July, for those wearing warm wool uniforms, because the wind came up, it rained a little and cool the wearers off.
4th of July Parade: left to right: Garry Brewer, Terry Hammer Jr, Cecil Tapey and Gary Parrott.
4th of July Parade 2010 (Left to Right) Past President, Grand Mesa Chapter, Garry Brewer, as General George Washington, Terry Hammer Jr, 1883 Trooper Fort Crawford Era, Terry is holding a 38 Star Colorado Flag from 1876 when Colorado became a state, Next is Gary Parrott Vice President, Grand Mesa Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, holding George Washington Battle Flag, and Cecil Tapey holding the Sons of American Revolution Flag.
Barbara Brewer was awarded the National Martha Washington award from the Sons of American Revolution, Grand Mesa Chapter on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Republican Women's luncheon at Two River's Convention Center. Bill Buvinger, immediate Past President and Gary Parrott, Vice President of the Sons of America Revolution presented the award to Barbara Brewer, Mesa County Assessor. The award is given to those who uphold the Honor of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States and is named for Martha Washington as the original "First Lady of the United States. Mr. Buvinger stated, Barbara's leadership has a provided a positive role model to women in public life.
Ed Foster, Past Chapter President presents to Outgoing Chapter President Bill Buvinger, his Past President Pin and Certificate.
Bill Buvinger received his Meritorious Medal for outstanding service to the Grand Mesa Chapter from Past Chapter President Ed Foster.
Bill Buvinger received his Military Service Medal from Gary Parrott, Secretary of the Grand Mesa Chapter.
On Aug 2009, Grand Mesa Chapter presented a flag certificate to Richard J. Gigliotti. and Philip Rhy Paris, Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Presentation was made by William Buvinger, President, Grand Mesa Chapter and Garry Brewer, Flag Chairman. Photo left to right, Compatriot Garry W. Brewer, Richard J. Gigliotti, Philip Rhy Paris, Compatriot William E. Buvinger.
December 14, 2009 at Grand Junction City Hall, the City of Grand Junction presented to the Grand Mesa Chapter, Sons of American Revolution an Proclamation honoring the Bill of Rights: L to R: Garry Brewer as George Washington, Norm Kronvall, Gary Parrott, Cecil Tapey and President Bill Buvinger.
Dec 19, 2009 : L to R: Dennis Morris, Gary Parrott, Norn Kronvall, President Bill Buvinger, Cecil Tapey, Ben Coomer, Ed Foster, Garry Brewer. This photo was taken at the quarterly meeting of the Grand Mesa Chapter, Sons of America Revolution, and shown to member of the chapter and a photo taken.
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