Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Ohio Society SAR Well Represented at Naturalization Ceremony in Mentor, Ohio


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On Friday, July 10, the Northeastern Ohio Chapter SAR Color Guard, and the Western Reserve Society SAR Archibald Willard Color Guard participated in a Naturalization Ceremony hosted at President Garfield’s home, “Lawnfield”, in Mentor, Ohio. This program was sponsored by the National Park Services and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio . The program took place on the back lawn of Garfield’s home where the weather was warm and sunny with some of the SAR members lovely ladies in attendance in colonial attire.

The program started with the posting of the Colors by the Combined OHSSAR Color Guard.  There were greetings from a number of dignitaries and local groups.

Remarks were made from the Honorable John R. Adams of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, who then administered the oath to 29 new citizens. SAR participants included Claude Custer, Hugh Harris and Lee MacBride of the Western Reserve Society Archibald Willard Color Guard, and Troy Bailey, Steve Hinson, Jim Gilbert and Dan Matheke of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter Color Guard. After retirement of the colors to close out the ceremony, everyone congratulated the new citizens and the guardsmen were available for pictures.

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L to R: Troy Bailey, Hugh Harris, Dan Matheke, James Gilbert, Lee MacBride, Steve Hinson, Claude Custer with new naturalized citizens

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L to R: Suzanne Matheke, Kathy Pildner, Christine Bailey, and Venie Hinson


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