OHSSAR State President Speaks At American Legion Post 630 – Blue Ash, OH
On January 2nd, Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) President Col. (Ret) Donald C. McGraw, Jr. started the new year as the guest speaker at the Blue Ash Northeast American Legion Post 630 in Blue Ash, Ohio at the invitation of Post Commander Paul Collett and First Vice Commander Jim Meyers. Over thirty veterans of the United States Armed Forces were in attendance at the presentation, which was a part of the post’s monthly meeting.
Col. McGraw, a retired 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army and West Point graduate, spoke about the Captain Howard Miller Historical Flag Collection, and the historical significance of each of the 70 flags on display. He is a Life Member of the SAR, with his primary membership being with the Cincinnati Chapter.
The collection was assembled by Captain Howard Miller, a WWII veteran who passed away in 1991. A vexillologist (authority on flags), Captain Miller and his wife traveled thousands of miles giving talks to many organizations throughout the country. When age became a handicap, he presented the collection to the Cincinnati Chapter SAR, with the stipulation they be displayed at least once a year.
Based in Blue Ash, Ohio, a suburban Cincinnati community in Northeast Hamilton County, the American Legion Post 630 has hosted the Cincinnati Chapter SAR at its events in the past.
The Sons of the American Revolution, with its 34,000 members being lineal descendants of the veterans of the first American Army or those who supported the cause for American independence from 1774 – 1783, has many commonalities with the American Legion and other veteran organizations.
The SAR is dedicated to assisting its members, schools, teachers and the general public in their efforts to sustain and preserve our history and our constitutional principles.