Paul M. Wilke To Receive SAR Color Guardsman of the Year Award
The National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will award Compatriot Paul M. Wilke of North Bend, Ohio its Gold Color Guard Medal as he is appointed the SAR Color Guardsman of the Year at the Society’s upcoming 2017 SAR Annual Congress in Knoxville, Tennessee July 7 – 13, 2017.
Each year there is no more than one SAR Color Guardsman of the Year throughout the Nation who is voted upon by a committee of his peers at the SAR Spring Leadership Meeting held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Gold Color Guard Medal will be presented by the President General during the Annual Congress Awards Night Program. To be considered for SAR Color Guardsman of the Year, a Color Guardsman must have completed three years of service at the National level. Each State Society and Chapter Color Guard may nominate one compatriot each year who best exemplifies both the spirit of the Sons of the American Revolution and the use of Color Guards to display that spirit. For the year following his election, the Color Guardsman of the Year will carry the National SAR flag at all National events.
Wilke became a member of the Ohio Society’s Cincinnati Chapter in 1998 and shortly thereafter joined the Color Guard. He has been the Color Guard Commander of the Cincinnati Chapter since 2009.