President Cliff Blanchard presents Indiana SAR Color Guard member Edward Hitchcock the SAR Certificate of Appreciation for being the chapters guest speaker at the October 2017 meeting. Hitchcock spoke about "Revolutionary Patriot Grave Making Ceremony". Chapter members learned the proper way to organize and have a grave marking ceremony.
John Martin Chapter President Cliff Blanchard lays a wreath at the headstone of patriot Charles Kilgore, Jr. during the SAR Patriot grave marking ceremony at Kilgore Cemetery, Odon, Indiana on 6 August 2017. Wreaths were laid by the National SAR Central District; SAR Chapters from Indiana, Kentucky and South Carolina; National SAR Ladies Auxiliary; Indiana SAR Ladies Auxiliary; and National Society of the DAR from the Francis Vigo, John Wallace, Bloomington, and Fort Harrison Chapters. The John Martin Chapter will receive the National Partners in Patriotism Certificate for its participation.
John Martin Chapter President Cliff Blanchard (right) presents the SAR Certificate of Appreciation to Woody Moore during the 6 May meeting . Moore spoke about his work with the Orphanage program in Vietnam, and being a POW and his rescue by American servicemen.
Chapter Meeting Highlights 2017
John Martin Chapter President Cliff Blanchard (left) presents the SAR Certificate of Appreciation to Jeff Voris.
Mr. Voris spoke to SAR and DAR members about the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) program.
George Rogers Clark wreath laying ceremony in Vincennes, Indiana on 28 May 2016. SAR, DAR and CAR representatives from as far away as New Jersey were present.
John Martin Chapter President Cliff Blanchard and Secretary Dave Clendenen took part in the ceremony.
President of the John Martin Chapter, placed a wreath at the headstone of Patriot Nathaniel Farmer in Hopewell Cemetery in Deer Creek, Carroll County, Indiana. The John Martin Chapter was invited to participate in the ceremony by William Harrison Chapter President George Frantz.
Nathaniel Farmer, b. 1757; d. 1838 was a Pvt./Sgt. Maryland Continental Line, 1778-1780
John Martin Chapter President Cliff Blanchard presents Matt Huber (left) with the SAR Certificate of Appreciation at the 14 May meeting held in the Clay County Historical Museum. Matt Huber has been a member of the Brazil Concert Band since 1968 and the band's director since 1982. Mr. Huber spoke about the history of the BCB and displayed part of his military collecting
Picture taken at the April HOD meeting in Indianapolis. It's a photo of the newly elected INSSAR State officers (April 2016 to April 2017).
Congrats to Cliff Blanchard who was elected INSSAR Assistant Secretary
Chapter Meeting Highlights 2016