Archibald Willard Color Guard Marks 217 Birthday – Cleveland
On July 22, 2013 the Early Setters Association of the Western Reserve celebrated the 217th Birthday of the City of Cleveland, Ohio. This marks the date that Moses Clevealand landed on the shores of the Cuyahoga River to survey the area that would be the site of the City of Cleveland.
Each year the Archibald Willard Color Guard of the Western Reserve Society, Sons of the American Revolution, posts the Colors for the event, and escorts descendants of Moses Cleaveland to his statue on Public Square where a wreath is presented. This year, Mary Bacon Artino and Joseph, her son, and Lauren, her daughter, placed the wreath. In the other photo is the staff from the Renaissance Hotel, who cut the birthday cake and distributed it to all who were at the event.
The ESA annually presents the Herrick Memorial Award to a citizen of the Western Reserve whose accomplishments have promoted, improved, and brought honor to the Western Reserve. Ralph Regula has a distinguished career as a teacher, high school principal, a lawyer, a member of the State School Board, a State Representative, State Senator, and US Congressman for 34 years. During his time in public office, he was known for his leadership in funding the Cuyahoga National Park, and the designation and funding for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area which covers an area from Lake Erie’s shoreline to New Philadelphia, Ohio. He also played a key role in education, including Stark College, the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science.