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Sons of the American Revolution
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Chapter Report
2001

Overall the Patton Chapter has had a pretty good year. We held twelve meetings with either a post card or a newsletter announcing each meeting. We can count on eight to twelve members at each meeting. One meeting was an impromptu affair because our meeting place was closed for a holiday without our prior knowledge. We still held our meeting, outdoors, on the patio with flags flying.

We inducted three new members during 2001 and three more thus far in 2002! Due to the efforts of Compatriots Bill Graney and Ron Risley, the Pat ton Chapter now has its own brochure detailing the SAR and the Patton Chapter. This brochure is included in the package sent in response to every inquiry about the SAR and the Patton Chapter .

Our web site, under the capable management of Compatriot Alan Buckley, continues to attract attention. Each and every inquiry about the SAR and the Pat ton Chapter is answered promptly. This promptness has resulted in positive remarks, new members and pending SAR Membership Applications.

Besides honoring our own with awards, we continue to recognize outstanding effort and achievement in our community by presenting SAR Good Citizenship awards and medals to City Council members, school teachers and other noteworthy citizens in our area. New Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America have been presented SAR Certificates on numerous occasions during the year and we continue to receive requests to attend Courts of Honor. We are invited to participate in the Graduation Ceremonies at several schools where we recognize students, picked by their teachers and peers, with Spirit of America Awards.

Our Color Guard, although small in number, is well known and respected throughout the area. We participated in the "Massing of the Colors" at Forest Lawn and were honored to do so. Our Color Guard participated in Memorial Day and Veteran's Day Ceremonies at the area's largest cemetery. A few of our members attended the Constitution Day Ceremonies at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Compatriot Frank Budroe borrowed a uniform to appear with the 4th Connecticut Color Guard during Flag Raising and Lowering Ceremonies. Compatriot and Mrs. Frank Budroe and Compatriot and Mrs. Ron Risley continue to appear in Continental Uniform and period dress at various schools in the area.

Jay C. Wood
Chapter President