RECENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
Early meeting arrivals Wharton County Junior College Hutchins Conference Room Wharton, TX 13 Apr 2019:
L-R: Bill Sanders (standing), William Griffiths MD, Pat Sanders, Donald Congdon, Dr. Caroline Wiggins, Connie Avera,TXSSAR Registrar-Coastal Group Jack Muggli (standing), Jennie Muggli, Sandy Weems
Attendees having lunch from the WCJC cafeteria. Hutchins Conference Room, Wharton, TX 13 Apr 2019
Some of the attendees at the April Meeting at the rear 13 Apr 2019
Other attendees at the April Meeting 13 Apr 2019
Jennie Muggli, Speaker TXSSAR Registrar Coastal Group Jack Muggli recieves Certificate of Appreciation from Chapter VP Carl Wiggins Wharton, TX 13 Apr 2019
Registration Desk at the 124th TXSSAR Annual Convention, Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 5 April 2019
Friday Luncheon: Color Guard ready to initiate the event. 5 April 2019
Friday Luncheon: President Tom Jackson presents Silver Good Citizenship Medals to Dr Robert and Dr Jane Cohen, Larry and Barbara Stevens and John and Mary Thompson
Friday Luncheon: Guest speaker Gen Joseph W Ashy is inducted into the Texas SAR. 5 Apr 2019
Friday afternoon: Color Guard and attendees ready to open the first general session. 5 Apr 2019
Early Saturday morning: Our 2018 yearbook display fully set up. 6 April 2019
Early Saturday morning: Our 2018 yearbook display fully set up next to all the other yearbook entries. 6 April 2019
Saturday morning: second general session: Tom Jackson with 7-yr-old xx who raised money to place wreaths on veterans graves. 6 April 2019
Youth Awards Luncheon: Oration Contestants. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: Color Guard ready to open event. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: TXSSAR Registrar-Coastal Region Jack and Jennie Muggli (upper right) ready for grand entrance. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: Some of guests seated on my left at our table. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: Some of guests seated on my right at our table. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: Double line of prior Patriot Medal Award recepients honor six new Patriot Medal Award recipients: John Anderson, Lawrence Connolly, John Hamlin, Robert Kittrell, Gary Lovell and Reeves Winn. 6 April 2019
Saturday evening Gala Banquet: Color Guard Commander Change of Command ceremony. 6 April 2019
TXSSAR State Vice-President and Chairman of Medals & Awards John Hamlin and Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 President Rodney Weems discuss the Shipman Newman and Yearbook Competitions and the 125th SAR Anniversery Commemorative Medal planned for 2020. Arriving after this photo (and not pictured): Compatriot and Past Chapter President Dr. Michael J Rees. 9 Mar 2019
Guests Dr. Caroline Wiggins (left) and Clara and Simon Wood of Scotland (right rear); Chapter Registrar Bill Sanders and wife Pat Sanders of Comfort Wood DAR Chapter and TXSSAR Treasurer and Past Chapter President Russell Dart (right fore). 9 Mar 2019
7614 Guests Tissie Schwiebel of the Asa Underwood DAR Chapter and Robert Schwiebel DVM. 9 Mar 2019
Wife Carroll and Compatriot William Griffiths MD (left) and Compatriot Bill Underwood (right). 9 Mar 2019
Chapter Secretary Mark Hansen (left rear); Past President Win Avera, Connie Avera, Sands Weems IV and Compatriot Sands Weems III. 9 Mar 2019
Left, Clara and Simon Wood visiting from Scotland, friends of speaker Bobby Gervais and Lora-Marie Bernard (on right) 9 Mar 2019 On The River Restaurant, Freeport, TX.
Accepting 35-year Membership Certificate on behalf of their son Martin Schwiebel are Tissie and Robert Schwiebel; certificate presented by Chapter President Rodney Weems. 9 Mar 2019
Chapter President Rodney Weems speaks about communitity outreach and education programs. 9 Mar 2019
Historian and avid student of the Battle of New Orleans, Bobby Gervais speaks with gusto and deep insight about the many twists, turns, and players in this important battle including the roles of his ancestor and the pirate Jean Lafitte. 9 Mar 2019.
Rodney Weems presents a most well-deserved Certificate of Appreaciation to speaker Bobby Gervais. 9 mar 2019
Guest Scott Dick of Brazoria attended to hear the presentation on the Battle of New Orleans by Bobby Gervais at the invitation of Michael Bailey issued during our SAR recruiting campaign during the Brazoria Heritagle Day Celebration on 2 Mar 2019. 9 Mar 2019
What a pair! Bobby Gervais and Lora-Marie Bernard. 9 Mar 2019 On The River Restaurant, Freeport, TX.
March 14 (Cherry) Pi Day or Cherry 3.14 Day 2019
Anson Jones 4th President of the Republic of Texas
Anson Jones Gravesite and Historical Marker, Creekside Cemetery, Houston, TX 19 Feb 2019
Salute! Creekside Cemetery. Houston, TX 19 Feb 2019
Anson Jones graveside ceremony. 19 Feb 2019
TX SAR members Tom Green State President Tom Jackson and Chapter member Michael BAiley share breakfast at the La Posada Hotel before marching to the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. GW Birthday Parade. Laredo, TX 22 Feb 2019
Michael Bailey with parade queens. 22 Feb 2019
Among over 4000 attendees, 2200 new immigrants took the oath to become American citizens. 13 Feb 2019
A few of the happy new American citizens! 13 Feb 2019
Our Chapter Color Guard 2016-2017
The Sons of the American Revolution is :
> The largest male lineage society where each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783.
> An organization that perpetuates the American ideals established through the war for independence in founding our nation.
> A historical, educational and patriotic non-profit corporation chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906 and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member .
The SAR seeks to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum” that was created from the people of many nations — one nation and one people.
We are the “Cradle of Texas” chapter because Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, began his colony where Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton Counties were later established. He selected this area because of its fertile soil and abundant game, and access to the interior via the Brazos and Colorado Rivers. When Austin’s colonists arrived in the early 1820s, they found a rich new wild land and Indians similar to what the Pilgrims found in New England in the 1620s.
The Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was chartered in 1983 and serves Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton Counties and the surrounding areas. We are a proud part of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Our members’ ancestors were original settlers of America and most of them who fought in the Revolutionary War were hard working farmers who were as good with a plow as they were with a musket. We would like to help you become a member. The Ed Butler video below provides a broad overview of the SAR organization and purpose.
Who Can Join?
What We Do
We participate in activities that foster patriotism, education and history of our American heritage in our community. We want to unite and promote fellowship among the descendants of the Patriots of the Revolution and to inspire awareness in the community at large for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers. We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the American people. We believe that these stories of man’s struggle against tyranny are relevant to all time, and that they will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.
We encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution and we strive to acquire and preserve the records of service of the patriots of the war including related documents, relics and landmarks.
We celebrate the anniversaries of prominent events of the Revolutionary War period. We help foster patriotism and the institutions of American freedom as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The SAR strives to remind us about who we Americans are as a nation and how our governing principles came into being through the grit and determination of our patriot ancestors. For a little further insight on the passion and portrait of our earliest leader, please read Compatriot Tom Green’s delightful compilation speech on President George Washington.
Sons of the American Revolution
Rodney Weems, Chapter President
Cradle of Texas Chapter #33