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Our chapter was chartered in 1995, and has been very active since the start. Geographically we represent Colorado from the Denver Metro Area north to the Wyoming state line. The bulk of our membership stretches from Greeley west through Loveland and Ft. Collins. We do have several members residing in Longmont and through the northern suburbs of Westminster, Louisville, Boulder and into the foothills.
We have a mixed age group of members from retired, active military, to those working "regular" jobs. Additionally, we have seven Junior members (under 18 years old). Each of us shares a passion for Patriotism, Education, Participation, and Genealogy.
We are the most active chapter in the state of Colorado with meetings, service projects at the Veterans Plaza in Ft. Collins, and other events - eleven times in 2016. Recently eight of us marched in "The 4th in Firestone" parade. We won the First Place Award for Best Patriotic Unit. In addition to parades we honor Eagle Scouts, ROTC & JROTC Cadets (21 in 2016), and organizations for proper display of the American Flag. Lastly, we actively visit schools and groups presenting "The SAR Patriot Chest" program (1 time in 2018/35 times in 2017/35 times in 2016).
We have grown so much in the past three years that we outgrew our meeting place in Loveland, and have relocated to the Johnson's Corner restaurant toward Loveland (Exit #254 on I-25) for the remainder of 2017.
Please reach out to any of our officers to answer any questions on how to visit and become involved.
Patriotically, George Smith, President 2018
2018 Chapter Officers and Contacts
George Smith, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou DaHarb, Vice President - email@example.com
Christopher Kay, Recording Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
H.J. Payne, Treasurer - email@example.com
Denny Hopper, Registrar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Housley, Historian - email@example.com
Program Chairman [Open]
James Mize, Eagle Scout Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Clark, Web Page Tech - email@example.com
Chapter Contact: George Smith / 303-880-1253
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Pledge Of Allegiance
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
James Madison (1751-1836) was a founding father of the United States and the fourth American president, serving in office from 1809 to 1817. An advocate for a strong federal government, the Virginia-born Madison composed the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and earned the nickname “Father of the Constitution.” In 1792, Madison and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) founded the Democratic-Republican Party, which has been called America’s first opposition political party. When Jefferson became the third U.S. president, Madison served as his secretary of state. In this role, he oversaw the Louisiana Purchase from the French in 1803. During his presidency, Madison led the U.S. into the controversial War of 1812 (1812-15) against Great Britain. After two terms in the White House, Madison retired to his Virginia plantation, Montpelier, with his wife Dolley (1768-1849).
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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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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