This photo gallery illustrates some of the Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 Sons of the American Revolution’s historical participation in patriotic, community, civic, educational events and ceremonies. Click on an image to open a larger version in a viewer. Use the right and left arrows in the viewer to scroll through the gallery. When finished, click the small “X” in the upper right corner to exit the viewer and return to the gallery. Our chapter meets January through May and September through December usually on the second Saturday of the month.
2017 Russell Dart presents the Pearland High School JROTC Bronze Medal Award to next year’s Commander, Megan Torres 18 May 2017 President Win Avera opens the May SAR meeting with members and guests at the Fat Grass Restaurant in Bay City, TX. 13 May 2017 Another view of May SAR meeting members and guests. 13 May 2017 Bill Sanders issues the SAR membership oath to newest member, Nelson Leopold. 13 May 2017 Nelson Leopold receives the SAR Certificate of Membership from Registrar Bill Sanders. 13 May 2017 Vice President Ray Beall presents the challenge coin to new member Nelson Leopold. 13 May 2017 A moment of reflection Speaker Yvette B. Garcia relates the life story of her father, Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez, and his heroism in Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor from President Ronald Reagan. 13 May 2017 New SAR member Nelson Leopold flanked by VP Ray Beall and Registrar Bill Sanders. 13 May 2017 Speaker Yvette B. Garcia accepts Certificate of Appreciation from Vice President Ray Beall for telling the life story of her father, Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez, medal of Honor recipient. 13 May 2016 Book describing the heroism of Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez Medal of Honor recipient for Vietnam War service. 13 May 2017 Speaker Yvette Garcia with President Win Avera. 13 May 2017 Uniformed patriot group. Our Michael Bailey’s head (center, rear). TXSSAR Meeting San Antonio 1 Apr 2017 Texas Trailblazer: Dr. Sofie Herzog Arnold Seidule receives 20-yr Membership Award 14 Apr 2017 Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule welcomes speaker Dortha Pekar TXSSAR President John Beard and wife Mary-Claire Beard are welcomed by Chapter President Win Avera and Registrar Bill Sanders Apr 2017 TXSSAR President John Beard talks about the SAR goals 8 Apr 2017 Mtg Attendees Table 1 Apr 2017 Table 2 Apr 2017 Table 3A Apr 2017 Table 3B Apr 2017 Table 3C Apr 2017 Table 4 Apr 2017 Flanked by family, Kenneth Blount is inducted into the SAR by Registrar Bill Sanders Apr 2017 Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule present new member Kenneth Blount with the SAR challenge coin Debbie Sutherland, West Columbia City Manager, reads citation for Citizen Recognition Award to West Columbia Chief of Police Paul Odin Apr 2017 West Columbia Police Chief Paul Odin receives the Law Enforcement Commendation Award from President Win Avera Apr 2017 President Win Avera presents the 15 Yr. Membership Certificate to Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule Dortha Riggs Pekar reenacts the life of the first woman doctor in Brazoria, TX, Sofie Herzog Apr 2017 Vice-President Ray Beall presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Dortha Pekar for her Reenactment of the life of Sofie Herzog Apr 2017 Master Sargent Roy Benavidez – Medal of Honor Recipient – Vietnam, May Mtg. 2017 2017 Proclamation Vietnam Veterans Day 29 Mar 2017 Mary Northington receives appreaciation certificate from Vice-President Ray Beall 11 Mar 2017 Mary Northington plays music from the 1800s Some attendees at the 11 Mar 2017 meeting Thomas Palmer discusses his patriot ancestor, Sargent Martin Palmer who served in the 1st VA Regiment under the command of Patrick Henry Cattle drive down main street kicks off Brazoria Heritage Day, Brazoria, TX 4 Mar 2017 Those are longhorns! West Columbia HS Band, Brazoria, TX, 4 Mar 2017 Ray Beall tells folks about the SAR at Brazoria Heritage Day, 4 Mar 2017 Mary Northington of Egypt, Texas presented a sing along of early music. 11 Mar 2017 Senoritas perform at the George Washington Birthday in Laredo, TX 22 Feb 2017 Color Guards Michael Bailey and Thomas Green in Laredo, Texas participating in the 120th George Washington Birthday Celebration with other Color Guards from across Texas and the Nation. Color Guards, Michael Bailey and Russell Dart, present the Colors at the DAR’s Asa Underwood Chapter’s George Washington Tea in East Columbia,Texas on 12 February,2017. A view of some attendees at the 11 Feb 2017 meeting Officers table at 11 Feb 2017 meeting in Wharton, TX Another view of attendees at the 11 Feb 2017 meeting Ashlynn Turbett receives the Knight Essay Contest Award from Education Chairman Rodney Weems Ashlynn Turbett, with her parents, receives Knight Essay Award from Rodney Weems Richard T Hudgins tells us how the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo originated and grew into the huge success it is today and how it invests in the community – especially to young Texans Chapter Officers for Calendar Year 2017. L-R: Frank Seidule, Color Guard Captain; Rodney Weems, Secretary; Arthur Evans, Treasurer; Bill Sanders, Registrar; Winston Avera, President; Michael Bailey, Chaplain; Raymond Beall, Vice President, and installation officer, Ron Brown, District 7, Vice President. 14 Jan 2017 Frank Seidule, Color Guard Captain in uniform 14 Jan 2017 Bryan Frazier receives certificate from Win Avera for speaking about Brazoria County Parks. 14 Jan 2017 Rodney Weems inducted 14 Jan 2017. Wife, Billie attends. Brian L Eastland inducted 14 Jan 2017 Charles M Eastland inducted 14 Jan 2017 Charles S Eastland inducted 14 Jan 2017 Three generations of Eastlands Registrar Bill Sanders discusses dual chapter membership with Dr. William Griffith Brian, Charles and Sidney Eastland are inducted by Registrar Bill Sanders Color Guard Captain Frank Seidule presents the Challenge Coin to new inductee Rodney Weems Ray Beall receives award and medal for year of service as Chapter Secretary Arthur Evans receives award and medal for year of service as Chapter Treasurer Michael Bailey receives award and medal for year of service as Chapter Vice President Bill Sanders receives award and medal for another year of service as Chapter Registrar Frank Seidule receives award and medal for another year of service as Chapter Color Guard Captain Ted Bates receives award and medal for a year of service as Chapter Chaplain