Ohio Society SAR State Secretary Speaks at Memorial Day Event
On May 25th, Colonel (Ret) Donald C. McGraw, Jr., Ohio Society SAR Secretary and Cincinnati Chapter member, was the keynote speaker at the Blue Ash Ohio Memorial Day Observance in this northeastern Hamilton County community.
Colonel McGraw shared with the audience his personal thoughts on the true meaning of Memorial Day. His patriotic speech brought a standing ovation from the audience.
Throughout 2005 and 2006, Colonel McGraw was the Director of Operations, CJ-3, for Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan and subsequently spent the remainder of his commissioned service as the Director of the Afghanistan Policy Team in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He retired in 2009 with over 30 years of military service.