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Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge Views Flags – Cincinnati

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The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution displayed it’s

Captain Howard Miller Memorial Flag Collection at the Freedoms Foundation at

Valley Forge’s Young Patriot Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on 6 November.

Cincinnati Chapter President Col. (Ret.) Donald C. McGraw Jr. and

Compatriot James D. Schaffer presented a 30 minute talk on the historically

significant flags to an audience of over 60 young adults from eleven school

districts from the Greater Cincinnati area during the morning session of the

day-long Freedoms Foundation conference.

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The mission of the Freedoms Foundation is to promote the ideals and

principles of our free society and encourage all Americans to embrace both

their rights and the responsibilities and contribute to the common good of

society. The conference was held at the historic Covenant-First

Presbyterian Church at 717 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati.

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The Covenant-First Presbyterian Church was organized in Cincinnati in 1790.

The sanctuary was built in 1875, with the chapel added in 1922. Reverend

Dr. Lyman Beecher, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe, was once pastor of this

congregation, as was the Reverend James Kemper, Revolutionary War soldier

and the first ordained minister in the Ohio River Valley. The church belfry

contains a bell cast by American patriot Paul Revere, bearing the

inscription “Revere, Boston”. The church is on the National Register of

Historic Places and is opposite the west entrance of Piatt Park at 8th and

Elm Streets.

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