On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the joint Color Guard from the Ohio SAR included: Northeast Ohio Chapter, Samuel Huntington Chapter and Western Reserve Society SAR. Compatriots from these Chapters participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Evergreen cemetery in Painesville, Ohio. Over 1,000 Veterans are interred, including 10 Patriots from the American Revolution.
The event was sponsored by the New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Debbie Kocsis, Regent, NCCDAR opened the ceremony, which included the American Legion Post 336 Color Guard, and Anthony Carson Painesville City Manager.
Loralee Hill of the DAR delivered the Invocation and Benediction. Then Linda Rothchild, Western Reserve Lakewood Chapter DAR, and Cub Scout Pack 75 led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Ms. Heidi Skok sang the National Anthem and later God Bless America.
The following Compatriots and some wives participated: John Franklin (WRS), Robert Parvin (SHC) and Diane Parvin, Galen Swab (WRS), Robert Bradt (SHC) and his wife, James Gilbert (NEOC), Kirk Bacon (NEOC), Diane and James Pildner (NEOC), Tim Ward (NEOC), Venie Hinson, Lee MacBride (WRS) and Steve Hinson (NEOC).