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Washington Remembered – Shaker Heights

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On a sunny Saturday, February 22, 2014, The Western Reserve Society of the Sons of the American Revolution held their Annual George Washington Luncheon at the Shaker Heights Country Club in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Over 145 SAR members and guests from some twenty plus Patriotic and Historical Organizations gathered to celebrate George Washington’s 282nd Birthday.

Later, Fred Watkins presented the SAR Eagle Scout Award to Mr. Imhoff (Tim Imhoff accepted the award on behalf of his son, Thomas.).  The SAR Silver Good Citizenship Award was presented to John Vacha, an educator and longtime head of the Northeastern Ohio History Day Program for middle school and high school students  held every March at Case Western Reserve University. Also, long time WRS compatriot John H. Franklin received the SAR Bronze Distinguished Service Medal and Certificate.

The highlight of the day was the speech given by President George Washington (Dale Fellows a member of We Made History, Mentor, Ohio) on his visit to the Northwest Territory and as general and now President of the new United States of America.

Above: WRS President; Dr. Duncan E. McVean, OHSSAR President George Ruch, and General George Washington (Dale Fellows, member of We Made History).

Below: Richard L. Fetzer of WRSSAR presents the Silver Good Citizenship Certificate and Medal to John Vacha for all of his work in education and the many years as chairman of the History Day program in Northeast Ohio  (L to R) Ricard L. Fetzer, Duncan E. McVean, John Vacha and his wife, Ruta.

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