Color Guard Activities

Color Guard presentation at the Constitution Day Ceremony at Seekatz Opera House on September 15th, 2016.

Michael Pryor, Lou Colantoni, Stu Hoyt,

Don Chandler, and John Booth

Fall BOM in Austin, Tex
Flag Ceremony at the Civil Air Patrol
San Marcos Airport Facility
November 15, 2016
Flag Certificate to American Legion Post 667, San Antonio, Texas
December 12, 2016

Gene Elliot accepts the Flag Award from Chapter President, Stu Hoyt.  Also pictured are Louis Segaloff and Michael Pryor.  Photo by Steven Polk.

Members of the Patrick Henry and William Hightower Chapters of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution provided the honor guard for the Hays County Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 4, 2017 at the San Marcos Conference Center/Embassy Suites.

The Patrick Henry and William Hightower Color Guard. From left to right- Stan Trull, John Booth,  Stu Hoyt (William Hightower Chapter President), Ken Tooke, Donn Chandler, Mrs & Mr. Dinesh D'Souza (Dinesh D’Souza was the event’s guest speaker), Jeff Wise, Jim Clements ( Patrick Henry Chapter President), and Bob Jordan  SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Members of the Patrick Henry and William Hightower Chapters of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution provided the honor guard for the Hays County Republican Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 4, at the San Marcos Conference Center/Embassy Suites.

The Patrick Henry Chapter provides honor guard services, in full Continental Army uniforms, to community organizations upon request.  “I think it’s a great way to infuse patriotism into community events, and it’s a great way for us to be involved with the community,” Jim Clements, Chapter President, said.

The Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, a part of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, is comprised of individuals who are “lineal descendants” of an ancestor (man or woman) who fought in the American Revolution.  “By fought, we mean service to the American Cause. The ancestor may have served either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiaman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any of the several Colonies or states. The Patriot may have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislator. A person may join if they are related to a patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain or who provided supplies to the American cause; who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, or who signed oaths of support and similar acts,” Clements said.

Clements said that while it could be time consuming to do the research and get the documentation, his organization could provide some help in providing direction and obtaining the required documentation. 

Members of the Texas SAR Color Guard at the Sons of the American Revolution Convention in San Antonio, Texas in April 2017 

The Texas State Color Guard at the State Convention in San Antonio, Texas April 2017

The Texas State Color Guard presents the colors at the convention

The Color Guard retiring

Chapter president Stuart Hoyt presents the Governor's Proclamation to President Radcliff at the convention

SAR at the funeral of SAR/WWII Vet Patrick Henry Luckett on 25 Sep 2017

Members of the Texas SAR Color Guard, Sons of the American Revolution,  at "Dickens on the Strand" in Galveston, Texas 2 December 2017

Sponsored by the Bernardo de Galvez Chapter

SAR Color Guard preparing for the parade to begin.  L-R: Stu Hoyt, South Region Color Guard Commander (William Hightower Chapter), Tom Jackson, Texas Society President Elect, Gener Shaner, Larry Tidwell, and Sam Massey, Jr. of the Bernardo de Galvez Chapter, Jim Clements (Patrick Henry Chapter), John Loper (Bernardo de Galvez Chapter) and Tom Jones (William Hightower Chapter).   The ladies in the carriage are Catherine Massey and Sue Lenes, and the carriage driver.

Since two carriages were utilized for the SAR group, this one seated Donna Rosenberg and Bill Whatley of the Bernado de Galvez Chapter.

The Color Guard lining up for the start of the parade.

The Purple Arch is the official starting point for the parade.  Tom Jones is carrying the banner.

The Color Guard turned the corner and is headed back to the parade starting point.  Since the theme was Dickens on the Strand, the parade was held in the Strand section of Galveston and many folks in the large crowd were adorned in period costumes.  

The parade was well attended, in some places five persons deep along the parade route.

A chorale group lined up behind the SAR group waiting for the parade to begin.

The January 10, 2019 monthly meeting.  

Pictured L-R: Blair Rudy, Tom Jones, Michael Pryor, Steve Polk, Stu Hoyt, Don Chandler, Patrick Hollis, John Booth, and Stan Trull.

Color Guard Ceremony at the Masonic Lodge in New Braunfels

February 19, 2019

Pictured L-R: Lou Colantoni, Michael Pryor, Don Chandler, Tom Jones, and Masonic Lodge Master Judge Randy Gray.

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