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December 2016 Events
Top row – La Jolla Christmas Parade December 4, 2016 SAR Parade Car provided by Skip Cox (left), Bob Hayden, Ray & Gail Raser, Skip Cox (right); Bottom row – Wreaths Across America December 17, 2016 Color Guard Assembly (left), SAR leads the Color Guard Procession (center), Compatriot Ernest McCullough places a wreath at his Father’s grave in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (right).
141st CASSAR Board of Managers Meeting – November 3 – 5, 2016
The Fall 2016 CASSAR Board of Managers meeting was held at the San Francisco Airport Hilton Hotel on November 3-5. Compatriots from throughout California attended the meeting.
CASSAR Color Guard Commander Mark Kramer presents information about the Color Guard Contest reporting form (left), CASSAR rehearses presenting the colors (center), Dee E. Andrews, Ph.D., Professor of History, CSU East Bay presents the banquet address entitled Imaging Benjamin Franklin (right).
Wreath Laying Ceremony – November 4, 2016
On Friday, November 4, 2016, the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution laid a wreath at the grave of Dr. James Lafayette Cogswell at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma, CA. Dr. Cogswell was the founder of the Sons of the Revolutionary Sires which became the sons of the American Revolution.
Wreath and CASSAR Banner (left), Tombstone and Color Guard (center), Dr. Cogswell Plaque at the base of the tombstone (right).
SAR Chapter Monthly Meeting – October 22, 2016
Dennis Cushman’s diorama of the Battle of Yorktown (left), Susan Mattern being thanked for presenting the program by President Dennis Cushman (right)
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Casa de España 2016 Columbus Day Lawn Program – October 9, 2016
Casa de España hosted the annual Columbus Day Lawn Program at the International Village in Balboa Park. This year, Compatriot Philip Hinshaw represented the San Diego SAR Chapter at the event and assisted in preparing and serving the food. Flamenco dancers, accompanied by Spanish guitar music, provided the cultural program.
Park visitors enjoy a plate of paella (left), San Diego – Alcalá de Henares, Spain Sister Cities Society has Spanish foods for sale (center), José Dosal and his Galician gaita provide music for the luncheon (right).
Grossmont Community College Constitution Week Celebration – September 14, 2016
Each year the Grossmont Community College has a week-long celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Members of the San Diego Chapter Color Guard are invited to be on campus during the lunch time with a flag display at the entrance to the Student Lounge, and to pass out copies of the Constitution. On September 14, 2016 Color Guard Vice-Commander Ernest McCullough and Past President Ray Raser set up the flag display and talked with the staff and students about the Constitution and SAR.
Ray Raser is interviewed by a reporter of the Campus Radio Station while Ernest McCullough looks on (left), Ernest McCullough records information while a student looks on (center), Ray Raser talks with a senior College Staff Administrator (right).
San Diego SAR August Chapter Meeting – August 20, 2016
Top Row – President Cushman presents SAR Heroism Medal to Carlsbad Police Officers Derek Harvey and Casey Monahan. Police Chief Neil Gallucci spoke about their actions in saving a woman’s life (left), President Cushman presents SAR Heroism Medal to California Highway Patrol Officer Kerry Comphel. Captain Amy Mangan spoke about his actions in saving a woman’s life (right).
Bottom Row – Chaplain De Long pins new member Bill Peters while President Cushman and Registrar Raser look on (left), the owner of the Green Dragon Tavern, Bruce Bartlett, speaks about his collection of Revolutionary War materials (center), President Cushman presents a Military Service Medal to 1st Vice President William Ketchum (right).
San Diego SAR Trip to Reagan Presidential Library – July 30, 2016
More than 40 members, spouses and guests traveled aboard a luxury motor coach for a full day immersion into the life of one of our most famous Presidents.
President Ronald Reagan greets Chapter President Dennis Cushman (left), Lunch under the wings of Air Force 1 (center), SAR chapter members at lunch (right).
Memorial Service at the USS Bennington Monument Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery July 21, 2016
Philip and Mary Hinshaw represented the San Diego SAR Chapter at a memorial service for the 65 sailors that perished as a result of a boiler explosion aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) in San Diego Bay on July 21, 1905.
Graves of 35 Bennington sailors are within the stone enclosure surrounding the monument (left); Rex Kern (Director, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery), Philip L. Hinshaw, Pat Goulart, Mary Ellen Cortellini, Karen Scanlon, Mary Hinshaw (center); Pat Goulart, Karen Scanlon, Philip Hinshaw, Mary Hinshaw and Terry Norwood place a red carnation at the grave of Willian Cronan who was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) (right)
SAR and Casa de España Celebrate the 4th of July
Flags in front of the House of Spain (left); Nicole Bednorz, Senior President, C.A.R. Presidio Hill Society and Philip L. Hinshaw are joined by Travis, Brooke and Tanner of the Presidio Hill Society (center); table display of information about the Declaration of Independence and the 13 colonies, as well as handouts about SAR and the San Diego Chapter activities (right).
Flag Day 2016 – USS Midway Museum
Welcoming remarks by Karl Zingheim, USS Midway Museum Historian (left); Flag Day flyer (center); SAR Color Guard (left to right) Henry Lucas, Gary Jensen, Christopher Keene, Ray Raser and William Tisch get ready to fire their muskets.
Memorial Day 2016 – Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Service
Memorial Day services (left); Compatriot George Biles at RADM Raymond Tarbuck gravesite (center); Grave markers from road (right).
CASSAR Flag Certificate Presentation at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alacia, March 20, 2016
Rev. Peter M. Escalante flanked by the Knights of Columbus and SAR San Diego Color Guards (left); CASSAR VP Fosdyck and San Diego Chapter President Dennis Cushman present Flag Certificate to Rev. Peter Escalante (middle); Flag Certificate participants (right).
Joint San Diego Chapter and Mayflower San Diego Colony Meeting – February 2016
Compatriot Roger Cooper portrays General George Washington (left); General Washington confers with Lady Gail Raser as President Dennis Cushman looks on (middle); and joint meeting fills the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum (right).