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.
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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 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 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 Ceremony Creekside Cemetery 19 Feb 2019 19 February, 2019 Glenwood Cemetery, Houston Texas 19 February, 2019 Glenwood Cemetery, Houston Texas 19 February, 2019 Glenwood Cemetery, Houston Texas George Washington Birthday Parade, Laredo, TX 22 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. Abrazo – Stars of Bridge Ceremony Michael Bailey with parade queens. 22 Feb 2019 Immigrant’s Naturalization Oath Ceremony 13 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 Table 1 attendees at Fat Grass Restaurant, Bay City, TX 9 Feb 2019 Table 2a attendees at Fat Grass Restaurant, Bay City, TX 9 Feb 2019 Table 2b attendees at Fat Grass Restaurant, Bay City, TX 9 Feb 2019 View of group and officers table Chapter President Rodney Weems presents a Certificate of Appreaciation to speaker Dr. Paul Spellman. 9 Feb 2019 President Rodney Weems presents Compatriot and Charter Member Albert (Abby) Herreth with his 35-year Membership Award. 9 Feb 2019 President Rodney Weems presents the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to Agatha Sanchez. 9 Feb 2019 Agatha Sanchez is recognized for her leadership in fostering numerous worthy projects within the Sweeny, West Columbia and Brazoria communities for nearly a decade. 9 Feb 2019 President Rodney Weems presents Past President and Secretary Winston Avera with the SAR Cradle of Texas Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his many years of unrelenting service to our chapter. 9 Feb 2019. Win Avera always steps in and does what needs to be done. Table 1a attendees Tom Wiggins, Jack Shofner (John’s grandson), John Wiggins. Los Cucos Restaurant, Wharton, TX 12 Jan 2019 Table 1b attendees Caroline Wiggins and Sandy Weems 12 Jan 2019 Table 2 attendees Russell Dart, Pat and Bill Sanders, John McCain, Peggy Roberts (John’s daughter), Michael Bailey, Brenda Hansen. 12 Jan 2019 The whole group. Seated at the officer’s table (L-R): Ron Brown, TXSSAR Dist 7 VP; Chapter President Rodney Weems, Treaurer, Nelson Leopold. 12 Jan 2019 Mark Hansen receives his Certificate of Membership into the Cradle of Texas Chapter 33 SAR from Bill Sanders accompanied by Dist. 7 VP TXSSAR Ron Brown. 12 Jan 2019 Wife Brenda and Bill Sanders look on as Ron Brown presents the challenge coin to Mark Hansen. 12 Jan 2019 John Wiggins recieves the Certificate of Membership into the Cradle of Texas Chapter 33, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution from Bill Sanders; Ron Brown looks on. 12 Jan 2019 Sister-in-law Caroline Wiggins pins the rosette on John Wiggins’ lapel. 12 Jan 2019 Ron Brown presents the challenge coin to John Wiggins. TXSSAR Dist. 7 VP Ron Brown (L) administors the oath of office to the incoming 2019 Cradle of Texas Chapter 33 officers: (L-R) Vice-President Carl Wiggins; Treasurer Nelson Leopold; Secretary Mark Hansen; President Rodney Weems; Chaplan/Historian Michael Bailey; and Registrar Bill Sanders. 12 Jan 2018 2019 Chapter President Rodney Weems accepts the Presidents Medal and Ribbon from TXSSAR Dist. 7 VP Ron Brown. 12 Jan 2019 2019 Cradle of Texas Chapter #33 Officers with Dist. 7 VP Ron Brown. 12 Jan 2019 Oldest chapter Compatriot and WWII veteran John McCain at 101 years offers remarks on his homecomming back to Wharton after the war. 12 Jan 2019