Eric Christian Howard (19 June 1957 – 7 October 2019 (11 October 2019).

It is with a sad heart that I report you the passing of our Chapter VP, Eric Howard, on 7 October 2019. He was a founding member of the George Washington Chapter and our first Chapter President. (11 Oct 2019). He was a friend and mentor, and will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, 17 October 2019, beginning at 1:00pm, at the Western Funeral Home in Bellingham.

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(from left to right) Sgt. John Kraft, Hugh Jonson, Marshall Eberhart, Jim Phillips and Capt. Mike Hutchins. President Dale Harshman (not shown) swearing in Hugh, Marshall and Jim as new members of the George Washington Chapter of the WA SAR. Both John and Mike are accepting recognition of additional ancestors. John also accepts a Memorial Membership for his father, Stanley Engle Kraft, Jr (21 September 2019).
Captain Mike Hutchins congratulates new member Jim Phillips (21 September 2019).
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Posting the Colors; (from left to right) Sgt. John Kraft, Bruce Bock, Gary Gray, Marshall Eberhart and Cpt. Mike Hutchins (21 September (2019).
After the Posting the Colors, our Color Guard prepares to enjoy a good meal (21 September 2019).
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Compatriots Gary Hebert (left) and Hugh Jonson (right) accepting their Veterans Recognition Certificates and Medals from Veterans Recognition Chairman, Mike Hutchins (12 September 2019).
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Bob Blair, History Teacher at Glacier Peak High School, gave a very nice presentation centered one the goals that the founding fathers had when it came to compromise, factions and political civility (21 September 2019).
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State Registrar Michael Moore (left) accepting his Chapter Distinguish Service Medal and Certificate from Chapter President Da.e Harshman (21 September 2019).

We are grateful that Compatriot Michael Moore helped our Chapter out by acting as our Chapter Registrar for nearly a year, while also maintaining his State Registrar duties.

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This event was reported by the Skagit County Herald (18 Sep 2019)

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Also posted on the Washington State SAR facebook page

The GWC Color Guard after practice at the Burlington Library. (left to right) Marshall Eberhart, Bruce Bock, Captain Mike Hutchins, Hugh Johnson and Sergeant John Kraft (22 August 2019).
The GWC Color Guard practicing at the Burlington Library. (left to right) Marshall Eberhart, Bruce Bock, Captain Mike Hutchins, Hugh Johnson and Sergeant John Kraft (22 August 2019).
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(left to right) Marshall Eberhart, Mike Hutchins, John Kraft and Carlos Malone manning the GWC-WASAR booth at the NW Genealogy Conference, Arlington, WA (16 August 2019).
(left to right) Marshall Eberhart, Mike Hutchins, John Kraft and Carlos Malone manning the GWC-WASAR booth at the NW Genealogy Conference, Arlington, WA (16 Aug 2019).

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Mount Vernon (replica) in Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
Bonnie and Hugh Jonson (left) and Pam and Mike Hutchins (right) at the NW Colonial Festival, Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
(from left) John Kraft, Mike Hutchins and Hugh Jonson at the NW Colonial Festival, Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
(from left) John Kraft and Mike Hutchins at the NW Colonial Festival, Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
Hugh Jonson, NW Colonial Festival, Sequim WA (9 August 2019).
His Excellency (played by Vern Frykholm, Jr., George Washington Speaks), NW Colonial Festival, Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
British Regular, NW Colonial Festival, Sequim, WA (9 August 2019).
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