Monuments to the Revolutionary War (4 July 2020)

Compatriot Jack Lauman and his wife, Ruth, toured several Revolutionary War memorial sites in August 2017. Here are a few of their pictures.

Compatriot Jack Lauman standing in front of the statue of his 3rd cousin, (Mad) Anthony Wayne, at Valley Forge, PA (August 2017).
Washington’s Headquarters,Valley Forge, PA (August 2017).

Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge. (The Isaac Potts house). Isaac Potts went to collect the rent early one morning during Washington’s encampment there (1777-1778) from his cousin who was renting the house. He observed Washington kneeling and praying along the banks of the Schuylkill river as he approached. When he returned home, he told daughter about what he had seen and she recorded it in her diary.

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA (August 2017).

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier at West Washington Square in Philly. People go there every day, walk their dogs, do yoga, sit on a park bench and read, etc. They never think about the fact that Washington Square is a graveyard with 5000-5500 unmarked graves. It’s a block from Independence Hall (The Pennsylvania Statehouse).

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA (August 2017).
The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA (August 2017).
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GWC Color Guard token of appreciation to Kelly Davidson (19 June 2020)

The GWC WA SAR Color Guard, here represented by Sgt. John Kraft (right) presented a small token of their appreciation to Kelly Davidson (left) for the amazing job she did planning, organizing, producing and directing Oak Harbor’s “Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance”. It was originally broadcast on Memorial Day via numerous venues and had more than 7000 views worldwide (video can be seen here). Without Kelly, it simply would not have happened, and we were extremely proud to be part of it (19 June 2020).
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Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance

'LIVE' – Oak Harbor's special COVID-coping-presentation of Memorial Day 2020: A Service of Remembrance, with social distancing in mind. We would be honored to have you LIKE, LOVE, SUBSCRIBE, or SHARE!*Sponsored by Oak Harbor Lions Club (Oak Harbor, WA)*Donations to www.ohlions.org*Hosted by American Legion George Morris Post 129, Island County Cemetery District #1: Maple Leaf Cemetery (in Oak Harbor, WA), and Island County Cemetery District #2: Sunnyside Cemetery (in Coupeville, WA)Directed by Kelly DavidsonVideography by Gary WeatherfordSound Engineering / Video Post-production by Alex Felger

Posted by George Washington Chapter – Sons of the American Revolution on Monday, May 25, 2020
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Planting flags for Memorial Day (23 May 2020)

Flag planting at Maple Leaf Cemetery. for Memorial Day. (from left to right) Diane Kraft, John Kraft, Sr., Mike Hutchins, Pam Hutchins and Marshall Eberhart (23 May 2020).
Grave marker of Compatriot Stanley E. Kraft, Jr., taken on 23 May 2020).
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Color Guard joining Memorial Day Remembrance, Oak Harbor (16 May 2020)

The GWC Color Guard joined other organizations in remembering our fallen (Oak Harbor, WA). (top left) Sgt. John Kraft; (top right) Bruce Bock; (lower panel, l to r) Bruce Bock, Neil Vernon, Gary Gray, Marshall Eberhart and Capt. Mike Hutchins (16 May 2020).
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Dedication of Grave Marker for Stanley E. Kraft, Jr. (16 May 2020)

President Dale Harshman presenting Compatriot and Master Chief John Kraft, Sr. with the SAR Grave Marker for his father, Stanley Engel Kraft, Jr. Color Guard members present: Capt. Mike Hutchins, Sgt. John Kraft, Bruce Bock, Marshall Eberhart, Gary Gray and Neil Vernon, the WA State Color Guard Commander (16 May 2020).
Grave marker of Compatriot Stanley E. Kraft, Jr., taken on 23 May 2020).
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Compatriot Jacque Lee Hutchins accepting his Membership Certificate on his 99th birthday (16 March 2020)

Compatriot Jacque Lee Hutchins receiving his SAR Membership Certificate on his 99th birthday. Jacque lives in Pittsburg, PA and was sworn in over the phone by our Vice President Mike Hutchins (16 March 2020).
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Color Guard taking part in membership induction (22 Feb 2020)

Four members [Mike Hutchins (far right) John Kraft (far left), Bruce Bock (center), and Marshall Eberhart (second from right)] of the George Washington Chapter and two members [Neil Vernon (not pictured) and Christian Farrin (second from left)] of the Seattle Chapter came together in Seattle to induct 92 year old Donald Bowman Kraft (seated) into the SAR and presented him with his life membership certificate and rosette (22 Feb 2020).
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Massing of the Flags on Patriotic Day in Tacoma (22 Feb 2020)

GWC Color Guard participating in the WA State Patriotic Day Massing of the Flags in Tacoma. (from left to right) Capt. Mike Hutchins, Bruce Bock, Sgt. John Kraft and Marshall Eberhart (22 February 2020).
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Our speaker, Pamela McCunn, “Agent 355, The Culper Ring” (15 Feb 2020)

Guest speaker Pamela R. Hager McCunn, DAR, Bellingham Washington Chapter, giving her very interesting and entertaining in-character presentation, “Agent 355 The Culper Ring,” about Washington’s Secret Six, and the one female spy, agent 355 (15 February 2020).
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