GWC Color Guard – Battle of Kettle Creek commemoration (13 Feb 2021)

On Saturday, 2/13/21, several members of the GWC Color Guard (John Kraft, Mike Hutchins, Bruce Bock, and Marshall Eberhart) accompanied by many other WASSAR Color Guardsmen including State Commander Neil Vernon, previous State Commander Art Dolan, Deputy Commander Dick Motz, Jeff Lightburn, Skip Stephen, Larry Peck, George Vernon (and probably others I missed), travelled (virtually) to Wilkes County, Georgia to join almost 300 other National SAR Color Guardsmen and many ladies from the GA Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of The Battle of Kettle Creek (Feb 14, 1779). This battle was very significant because “The Battle of Kettle Creek was the severest check and chastisement the Tories everreceived in South Carolina and Georgia” – Colonel Andrew Pickens.

Thank you to The Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution President David G. Jessel for hosting this and inviting us! (13 February 2021)

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Flag Award presentation to Crescent Harbor Elementary (15 Jan 2021)

Compatriots John Kraft and Marshall Eberhart (far right) presented our chapters Flag Award to Kate Valenzuela (left), the Principal at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, WA in the school library with one of the third grade classes in attendance. The kids thought John and Marshall we were pirates, but that’s ok, they had a good time and so did we (15 Jan 2021).
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NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal awarded to Tom Oliver (11 Dec 2020)

GWC Treasurer Tom Oliver with his NSSAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate (11 December 2020).

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The NSSAR Bronze Roger Sherman Medal, awarded to Chapter Registrar John E. Kraft, Sr. (right) by Chapter VP Mike Hutchins (9 (December 2020).

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New GWC Compatriot Greg Gaydosh, showing off his New member Certificate (18 November 2020).
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Planting flags at Maple Leaf Cemetery for Veterans Day (7 Nov 2020)

GWC Color Guard members, Cpt. Mike Hutchins, Sgt. John Kraft, and Bruce Bock, joined by members of the Ann Washington Chapter of the WA DAR, helped plant over 600 flags at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor in honor of Veterans Day.

L to R back row- Kim Tomczak, Karenn Manatt, John Kraft, Mike Hutchins, Bruce Bock, Pam McCunn, Penny Platt L To R front row – Andy Kuntz, Debra Dassler, Pam Hutchins, Gail Barlow (7 November 2020).
Compatriot Bruce Bock (7 November 2020).
Color Guard Cpt. Mike Hutchins (7 November 2020).
Color Guard Sgt. John Kraft (7 November 2020).
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Participating in video production for the upcoming Veterans Day service (30 Oct 2020)

Some of our GWC Color Guard members participated in a video production for the upcoming Veterans Day Service in Oak Harbor that will be streamed “live” on our Facebook page and many others. In the photo from left to right are Compatriots Bruce Bock, Michael Moore, his grandson Mikey, John Kraft, Michael Hutchins (30 October 2020).
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Our guest speaker: Ann Washington DAR Chapter Regent, Karen Manatt (17 Oct 2020)

Ann Washington Chapter Regent, Karen Manatt, WA Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), spoke with us via Zoom on the activities of her Chapter, how her chapter has adapted to COVID, and the opportunities for partnership between DAR and SAR (17 October 2020).
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(left to right) New GWC Members, Elijah Moores, Ethan Moores, Jordan Moores-Outland, with their Grand Father, Steve Moores (10 October 2020).
Compatriot Jordan Michael Moores-Outland with his SAR New Membership Certificate (10 October 2020).
Compatriot Ethan Jarrod Langden Moores showing off hi SAR New Membership Certificate (10 October 2020).
Compatriot Elijah Jameson Lyle Moores holding his SAR New Member Certificate (10 October 2020).
(left to right) Tracy (mother) Elijah Moores, Ethan Moores, GWC President Dale Harshman, and Jordan Moores-Outland (10 October 2020).
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