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Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye!

REMEMBERING OUR PAST,

PROMOTING OUR CORE VALUES,

and SHAPING YOUNG MINDS


Working constantly to fulfill our goals of Patriotism, History, and Education, the Cahaba-Coosa Chapter of the Alabama Sons of the American Revolution tries to keep busy.

The Cahaba-Coosa Chapter provides you with two types of newsletters.

  1. The Cahaba-Coosa eCrier - Our online-only version of the everything going on in our chapter. Seen below, this online version is designed to be updated frequently and be media rich. From this page, you will find links to other websites for more information, access to videos, downloadable documents, and lots and lots of pictures.

  2. The Cahaba-Coosa Town Crier - This is downloadable and printable quarterly newsletter that will give you the highlights of the many activities and news of what has been going on in our chapter. If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please contact our chapter secretary at Secretary@cahabacoosasar.org (CLICK HERE to go down to the Town Crier Download / View links)

Cahaba-Coosa eCrier

(Most recent items are listed at the top of this page.)

July 2021

  • 7/3 - Celebrating "our country's birthday", the 4th of July has a special significance to the Sons of the American Revolution. Some of our members joined others throughout the state along with the Daughters of the American Revolution to participate in the Independence Day Parade in Prattville, Alabama.

  • 7/5 - The 4th of July would not be complete without supporting the American Village in some capacity. The Village was not able to celebrate the 4th in its usual grand fashion this year due to the COVID pandemic restrictions BUT we were able to assist by supporting the 1st Pennsylvania Reenactment unit for the Village's "Red, White, and Blue Days" by doing demonstrations and live fire demonstrations.

  • 7/7 - Education is one of the foundational elements of the Sons of the American Revolution. Lessons were taught with a demonstration of clothing, firearms, food, and a musket fire to allow students of the University of Montevallo's Upward Bound program to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel history.

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To see more videos like these, visit our YouTube channel at http://youtube.cahabacoosasar.org

June 2021

  • 6/1 - Assistance given to Montevallo National Cemetery to remove 6,000+ flags from gravesites that had been placed to honor veterans for Memorial Day. This help was essential given inclement weather that required each flag to be retrieved, individually wiped down, laid out to dry, and then bundled for later use. See flag picture in this section.

  • 6/3 - Curtis Posey, Jr. presented a flag certificate was presented to David Eagleton, current Worshipful Master of the Shades Valley Masonic Lodge (#829) in Homewood, Alabama. Curtis is also pictured with his one of only 100 masonic aprons that are given to masonic Past Master who have also be past SAR state presidents.

  • 6/5 - Compatriot Carl Quinton Black's life was celebrated with grave marking ceremony in Curry, Alabama. This presentation was also the debut of the Alabama Society of Sons of the American Revolution's new state honor guard. Click on the video in this section to see event or on the links below to see the reports in the local newspapers.

  • 6/13 - The Cahaba-Coosa Chapter was proud to bring a little "normalcy" to the havoc of the COVID pandemic by having

May 2021

  • 5/8 - The Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (ALSSAR) held another round of blackpowder training for members at the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park. Check out the promotional video that was created about this training by going to our YouTube Channel, by CLICKING THIS LINK, or by clicking on the video attached to this section. Also, there are some pictures from the event in the May slide carousel.

  • 5/15 - The Alabama SAR met at the American Village for its quarterly Board of Manager (BOM) meeting. At this meeting up dates were given by all chapters throughout the state and officers for the Ladies Auxiliary were installed.

  • 5/16 - Lt. Colonel, Gary Owen Green was the guest speaker for the Cahaba-Coosa's monthly meeting. His topic was the SAR Patriot Research System. To see this presentation CLICK HERE.

  • 5/22 - Training in never ending with the Alabama SAR Honor Guard because practice is always needed. Members came from throughout the state to Commander Brady's home to hone their skills.

  • 5/29 - The SAR joined others with the National Cemetery Support Committee to plant over 6,000 flags to honor our Veterans in Montevallo for Memorial Day.

  • 5/30 - SAR members joined the Prattville Poppy Project to honor veterans as ceramic poppies were planted as a symbol of remembrance.

  • 5/31 - Cahaba-Coosa SAR member who were members of the 1st Pennsylvania Reenactment unit helped support the American Village in Montevallo with their Memorial Day Celebration. To see a field demonstration performed CLICK THIS LINK or go to our YouTube channel at http://youtube.cahabacoosasar.org


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April 2021

  • 4/10 - The Cahaba-Coosa Color Guard joined several other state compatriots at the American Village to help create a "posting of the colors" series of videos to be made available to the Alabama State Society and chapters throughout the state.

  • 4/18 - Our guest speaker for this month's meeting was our own Scott Martin who spoke about "The Role of the Scottish in the American Revolution". Watch the presentation by clicking here.

March 2021

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February 2021

  • 2/13 - The Alabama Sons of the American Revolution assisted the American Village to help with the a special filming project (Sorry... Can't tell much more than that for now. Don't want to give away any spoilers.

  • 2/20 - The Annual Alabama State SAR Convention and Southern District Meeting was held at the American Village and members participated both on site and virtually. Awards were given for a variety of youth programs (Posters, Brochures, ROTC, Eagle Scouts, etc...) of which many of our members helped with judging. Additionally, our very own Bill Daniel was named State Vice President. Click here to see the posting of the colors.

  • 2/20 - Our chapter attended the commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan.

  • 2/21 - Special THANKS to Bruce Kilgore for his wonderful Chapter Meeting topic on Americanism. This was a great run down of the plethora of things that SAR does.

  • 2/27 - At the Battle of Moore's Creek virtual event, Cahaba-Coosa was the sole Alabama chapter in attendance with over 250+ participants. We also had the honor to present a virtual wreath and extend welcomes.

  • 2/28 - Members attended the Mecklenburg Chapter's virtual presentation on Sons of the American Revolution genealogy research and applications.

January 2021

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Cahaba-Coosa Town Crier

Quarterly Printable Newsletter

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