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On behalf of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, thank you for visiting our page.
Our chapter was chartered on October 8th, 1995, and since then has grown to nearly 100 members. We meet monthly and are an active and dynamic membership - hosting a range of historical and genealogical speakers across topics including contemporary interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, discussion of significant cultural and historical events tied to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the 20th Century, Native American history, Westward Expansion, and regularly recognize the contributions made by our veterans.
Geographically, we represent Colorado from the Denver Metro Area north to the Wyoming border, and incorporate activities with other historical and genealogical societies including the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR).
Our community outreach involves school districts, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Veterans Administration (VA), ROTC/JROTC programs, and local patriotic events such as Veterans Day and Independence Day parades and festivals. And we host a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience called Patriot’s Chest, which introduces local middle-schoolers and others to what it was like for Continental Army and State Militia volunteers who were directly involved in the U.S. War for Independence.
If you, a family member, or neighbor are interested in U.S. History or becoming prospective member, please join us at our chapter meetings to learn more about our society, chapter, and membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. Those attending display an ardent desire to promote patriotism, education, civic participation, and genealogy.
If you have any questions regarding the Longs Peak Chapter of COSSAR, please contact any of our officers. They stand ready to assist you in getting involved or in becoming a member of our organization.
Patriotically Mark Heisten, President, Longs Peak Chapter.
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it Stands, One Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.
We descendants of the Heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our Faith in the Principles of Liberty and our Constitutional Republic and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe, both foreign and domestic.
Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our fore-fathers who gave us our Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and Independent Supreme Court, and a Nation of Free Men.
SAR INSIGNIA [Click image for SAR WEBSITE]
Our SAR's insignia is steeped in historical significance, as related in this scholarly account by Compatriot Duane L. C. M. Galles. Most SAR members are familiar with the insignia found on the membership badge of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Few perhaps are familiar with the history and significance which underlie it. The insignia is not only one of the most beautiful of American hereditary societies; it is also one of the most steeped with history and replete with significance. The insignia was designed in the very early days of the Society by Major Goldsmith Bernard West, Vice-President of the Alabama SAR. The insignia consists of a cross of eight points suspended by an eagle. The cross is of white enamel and has four arms and eight points, each point being decorated with a gold head. Its source is the cross of the ancient chivalric Order of St. Louis, founded by Luis XIV in 1693.
The cross of the Order of St. Louis is identical to the SAR cross except in three details. The central medallion of the SAR symbol bears the image of Washington rather than that of St. Louis; the medallion is surrounded by the SAR Latin motto “Libertas et Patria” or “Liberty and Country,” rather than the military order’s motto “Bellicae Virtutis Praemium” or “The Reward for Virtue is War;” and the angles between the arms of the cross lack the French fleur de lis. Instead, the SAR surrounds the cross with the laurel wreath of republican victory.
Also distinctly American is the eagle which suspends from the cross. Badges and insignias of European orders had used a trophy (a war helmet), a wreath, or a gold loop to symbolize their chivalric purposes. But the purpose of the SAR was not chivalry, but patriotism. Hence, the SAR appropriately adopted the eagle which the Society of the Cincinnati had previous selected for their insignia. The SAR was conceived to mirror the Society of the Cincinnati, though open to all sons of Revolutionary sires without regard to primogeniture. All of these choices and historical influences produced a uniquely American symbol.
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FACTS OF INTEREST
MAP OF BATTLE OF KEMPS LANDING NOV 15, 1775
The Battle of Kemp's Landing, also known as the Skirmish of Kempsville, was a skirmish in the American Revolutionary War that occurred on November 15, 1775. Militia companies from Princess Anne County in the Province of Virginia assembled at Kemp's Landing to counter British troops under the command of Virginia's last colonial governor, John Murray, Lord Dunmore, that had landed at nearby Great Bridge. Dunmore was investigating rumors of Patriot troop arrivals from North Carolina that turned out to be false; he instead moved against the Princess Anne militia, defeating their attempt at an ambush and routing them.
Dunmore followed up the victory with a reading of his proclamation declaring martial law and promising freedom to slaves belonging to Patriot owners if they served in the British military. This increased opposition to his activities, and he was eventually forced to leave Virginia.
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The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent. Size - 35-40 inches long. Wingspan to 8 feet. Habitat - Rivers, lakes, and sea coasts. Nesting - The nest is a very large heap of sticks 10-150 feet above the ground in a tree, usually near the water. Eggs - 1 to 3, dull white. Incubation about 35 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest in 10 weeks after hatching. Food - Mainly fish, often stolen from osprey; also muskrats, other small mammals, water birds, and carrion.
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The Compatriots of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met once again at Johnson's Corner on November 20, 2018 to perform two special ceremonies.
The first special ceremony was done with Jan Housley and Dennis Hopper swearing New Compatriots of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The inductees were given their certificates and rosette’s recognizing them as new members of the Chapter.
The new Compatriots are:
Ernest Crooks - (Brian), Erick Clark, John Clark, Charles Frank, John Garland, Cody Herdman, Marshall Layne, David Spoon, Brett Walters, and Mark Sweeney.
The second special ceremony was to honor Mr. John Clark with a Vietnam Recognition War Service Medal Armed Conflict. John’s Wife Sally Peterson helped pin on his medal. Congratulations to John.
Guest speakers were William Daniels of the National Society for Children of the American Revolution and Samuel House (RET) Regional Affairs Officer of the Veterans Affairs.
New Longs Peak Chapter Compatriots
John Clark receives a medal
January 13, 2018
Our Honored Guests for today were David and Shirley who have been presenting interpretive reenactments since 1969. Today David shared information regarding the "Missippi Saints" and their journey as the Mormon Battalion to augment the Army of the West during the late 1840s. His main focus was on parts of the journey that brought them in, and around, the area through Colorado along what is known today as I-25.
One male Mormon had traveled 4,000 miles in 2 years
Created over 400 miles of wagon trails thru Arizona
Even though they were an Army unit, they had to live off of the land their entire journey
Mormon women of the time traded household remedies like use of horse manure to help prevent chapped lips
Top Photo: David (Presenter), Shirley (David's Spouse), George (LPSAR President)
Mid Photo: Contents of a "Mississippi Saint" backpack
Btm Photo: Shirly and K.C. speak about Mormon women of olde
Mississippi Saint Backpack Items
4th of July In Firestone Parade - 07/04/2018
About the Event
The 4th at Firestone has become not only Firestone’s premier annual community event but also a regional attraction to celebrate America’s birthday. This event has continued to increase in participation, drawing thousands of people to Firestone for family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day.
Please see the Schedule of Events above for a list of all activities, events, times, and locations.
The parade weaves its way from Thunder Valley K-8 through Historic Firestone to Miners Park for the celebration. Floats, decorated vehicle displays, marching bands, classic cars, motorcycles and more will compile a parade lineup that residents and festival attendees will not want to miss. This is the perfect time for people to show their American pride by lining the streets in celebration.