Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter Events 2013

World War II Veteran Bill Compton's poem

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November 30, 2013: The SAR Color Guard attended the funeral of SSG Alex A. Viola.

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November 1, 2013: The SAR Color Guard posted the colors for the Allen Americans hockey team at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.

The Color Guardsmen practiced the line up. There was some question as to whether they would be able to fit four guardsmen on the red carpet they stand on -- ON THE ICE!!! And they do not move very much at all--for their safety! From the left is Don Sielert, Chuck Sprague, Dan Reed, and Don Babbs--from the McKinney Chapter.

>And now the ice rink lights are out, and all eyes are on them--standing in a circle of very bright light!
Photos by Ann Sielert, photographer for the Plano SAR Chapter #37.

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September 27, 2013: Color Guard members attended a funeral at the DFW National Cemetery.

Members of North Texas Chapters present the colors as an honor guard at DFW National Cemetery on 9/27/13 for US Army KIA SSgt Robert E. Thomas. Photo Left to Right - Drake Peddie (Plano), Walt Thomas (East Fork Trinity), Dan Reed (Plano), John Greer (Ambassador Fletcher Warren), Blair Rudy (Plano), Jim Johnson (Denton). Photo from Dan Reed.

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July 25, 2013: Compatriot Robert K. Hall passed away unexpectedly today.

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July 20, 2013: SAR Color Guard members from various chapters participated in the SMU Community Day celebration.

"First of all, what a lovely day weather wise we had and a nice turnout to see all the SAR guys toys! We had a large group of SAR Color Guard members present. The public appeared to be very interested in all the items that were brought to show, and they asked a lot of questions. The SMU staff who ran and planned the program were very helpful, and available to get anything we needed."

"Could have used some "period" duct tape to keep the flags upright. There was just enough of a breeze to blow them over frequently! And Bill Neisel will be scheduled soon for a remedial class on "HOW TO PUT A FLAG POLE TOGETHER."

"Let's just say that a good time was had by all and the exhibit in the Library is awesome. How fortunate we are to be able to see this important piece of history as it travels around the country to all the past President's Libraries. It just so happened that President George W. Bush's Library was already booked full of events, so the SMU Library and Gallery came to the rescue. Thanks so much to SMU for their generosity."

A group shot of all the SAR Color Guardsmen who attended in uniform They represented the Plano, Dallas, East Fork Trinity, McKinney, Ambassador Fletcher Warren, Denton and Arlington Chapters plus adult and children volunteers.

Here is Compatriot Dan Reed's slide show presentation of Ann Sielert's photos.

The Plano, Dallas, and East Fork of the Trinity guys--Left to right>>John Greer, Robert Kittrell, Don Sielert, Bill Neisel, Dennis De Atley, the pony, Perino, Walt Thomas, Tom Whitelock, and Chuck Sprague.

A good view of the spinning wheel demonstration. It worked well and is a replica.

View of visitors and reenactors at the event.
Wosar Ann Sielert who photographed the event sends her "GREETINGS FELLOW SAR MEMBERS!" Our thanks to Wosar Ann Sielert who took some 50 photos of the event.

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July 4, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapter participated in the Greenville, Texas July 4th parade.

Wendell and Linda in lead car with the Grand Marshal James Evans, Greenville Council Member, Precinct 2 and also Principal of the Intermediate School (6th grade). Driver of the antique car was David Gish, Jr.

With Sandra and Leahmon Bryant of Greenville who were the organizers of the Parade. They wanted to keep it up after the former organizers had moved and felt very strong about trying to keep the Patriotic spirit going in their neighborhood.

The Lionettes Dance Team from the Intermediate School along with two drummers.

Several other antique cars were in the parade.
Photos from Linda Edwards.

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June 25, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapter furnished desserts and helped serve at the VA North Texas Health Center in Bonham.

The Bonham VA Pre-Independence Cookout on June 25, 2013

The Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapter participated in furnishing desserts and helping serve at the VA North Texas Health Center in Bonham, on June 25, 2013. Those participating were Wendell and Linda Edwards (member of Commerce DAR), Paul and Fraya Fisk (member of Rockwall DAR) and John Greer. Others who helped furnish desserts but could not be there were the Rockwall DAR Chapter (51 doz cookies), the Greenville DAR Chapter (32+ doz cookies), Robert Noe and James Roddy of the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter.

John Greer and a member of the VA Staff helping to decorate tables.

ohn Greer, Jack Hughes, Don and Ann Sielert with desserts from Plano SAR and Greenville DAR Chapters.

Dessert Table with over 1,000 servings of desserts -- Sugar Free up close. Linda Edwards, Fraya Fisk, and Wendell Edwards.

The partial gang posed for a photo Don Sielert at the left, Jack Hughes, Wendell Edwards, and the Viet Nam Veteran helper (with the Jewish Women's Federation) stopped for a few quick minutes to satisfy the photographer.

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June 14, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapter sponsored a Flag Day Ceremony the Hunt County Fair Grounds in the Bush Entertainment Center.

Wendell Edwards, President of Amb. Fletcher Warren Chapter presided at the Ceremony.

John Greer led the Pledge to the Flag at 6:00 pm with a pause for the Pledge across the Nation.

Individual Scouts presented seven flags flown at different times and occasions in American history.
Photos from Linda Edwards.

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June 6, 2013: The Chapter presented an award at A. C. Williams Elementary School in Commerce. Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to D'Andre Harrison, a Fourth Grade Student from A. C. Williams Elementary School, Commerce.

Mother pinning Outstanding Citizenship Pin on D'Andre.

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from A.C. Williams Elementary School, D'Andre Harrison with his Mother and Grandmother.

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June 5, 2013: The Chapter presented an award at Crockett Elementary School in Greenville.
Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to a Fourth Grade Student from Crockett Elementary School, Greenville, Nathaniel Eastmond.

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Crockett Elementary School, Nathaniel Eastmond.

Mother pinning Outstanding Citizenship Pin on Nathaniel

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June 5, 2013: The Chapter presented an award at Travis Elementary School in Greenville. Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to Jordan Smith, a Fourth Grade Student from Travis Elementary School in Greenville.

Jordan was not able to be present so a teacher Mr. Jones accepted the award for Jordan Smith.

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June 5, 2013, Wednesday: Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to Kaitlyn Riley Morgan, a Fourth Grade Student from Como-Pickton Elementary School, Como, Texas.

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Como-Pickton Elementary School, Kaitlyn Riley Morgan with parents.

Mother pinning the Citizenship pin on Kaitlyn.

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June 5, 2013: Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Awards for the 5th Grade Poster Contest winners from Ms. Jennifer Kelley's class at Lamar Elementary School. The title of the poster was "The Declaration of Independence."

Linda Edwards, Madison Pellerin (1st place Lamar Elementary and 1st place Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter), Wyatt Spivey (2nd place Lamar Elementary), Zavien Burnett (3rd place Lamar Elementary), Wendell Edwards, Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to a Fourth Grade Student from Ms. Douglas's class, DaMaya Rodriquez.Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Lamar Elementary School, DaMaya Rodriques with Ms. Douglas (teacher).

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Lamar Elementary School, DaMaya Rodriques with Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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June 4, 2013, Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to Emily Stephenson, a Fourth Grade Student from Bowie Elementary School in Greenville.

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Bowie Elementary School, Emily Stephenson with parents.

Emily Stephenson with Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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May 31, 2013, Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to a Fourth Grade Student from Carver Elementary School, Greenville, Jonathan Hernandez.

Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipient from Carver Elementary School, Jonathan Hernandez with parents.

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May 18, 2013: The Chapter participated in a flag retirement ceremony.

Top Row :(SAR members) Tom Whitelock, Jack Triggs, John Greer, Bob Norcraft, Wendell Edwards, Donald Babbs, James Johnson
Middle Row: Theodore Reid-DAV, CWO William Roth-DAV, Samuel Allen-Tuskegee Airman, TSGT Ray Lemon-Army Air Corp & Ex POW,Billy Dixon- DAV, Mike Ghormley-DAV
Bottom Row: 2nd Lt.Zaven Masoomian-Army Air Corp & Ex POW, Jim Fouse-US Navy Veteran, Tillman Short-US Army Pearl Harbor Survivor, William Knight-US Navy Veteran

The Color Guard for today's ceremony

Bryan Criswell was inducted as new member of the SAR.

The Color Guard posted the colors.

The Boy Scouts collected old flags for retirement.

The old flags were cut into small pieces and retired by burning.
Photos from Mike Ghormley

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May 16, 2013: The Chapter presented awards at Greenville Christian School and Greenville High School.

Thursday, May 16, 2013, Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Linda Edwards presented the Outstanding Citizenship Award to a Fourth Grade Student from Greenville Christian School, Wilson Freezel.

Thursday, May 16, 2013, Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter presented the Jr. ROTC Award to C/SN Tricia Burns of Greenville High School Navy ROTC.

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April 27, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapter held a genealogy workshop at the Greenville City Library.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 Paul Fisk of the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter and Sylvia Rodriquez of the Walworth Harrison Library, in Greenville conducted a Genealogy Workshop for those interested in learning more about finding and documenting their ancestry, especially those who would be interested in preparing a membership application for the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as other Historical Organizations. The Workshop was well received by those in the surrounding area.

Fraya Fisk helped with the refreshment table as well as greeting guests.

Paul Fisk, Marc Coker, and Wendell Edwards from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter.

Others in attendance at the Genealogy Workshop

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April 26, 2013: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the Frisco Rough Riders baseball game.

Color guard marches onto the playing field.

Don Sielert, Montie Monzingo, Drake Peddie, John Greer, Bill Neisel, and Dennis De Atey--posting the colors and the RR pitcher is standing with them.


Photos from Ann Sielert

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April 17, 2013: The SAR color guard presented their flag program at the Bonham VA hospital on Patriot's Day.


Photos from Don Sielert.

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February 23, 2013:

Photo of the TXSSAR Color Guards. On February 23, 2013 the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter TXSSAR and the Captain Charles Croxall Chapter TSDAR were both represented by Wendell and Linda Edwards when they participated in the George Washington Parade in Laredo, Texas, which is claimed to be the largest George Washington Parade in the Nation.

Getting ready for the parade

Tom Green's Sons of the Republic of Texas car with flags.

The TXSSAR float.

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February 14, 2013:

February 16, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter had a joint meeting with the Captain Charles Croxall DAR Chapter in Fairlie. The speaker was Vickie Davis who spoke on the costumes worn at the George Washington Parade in Larado, Texas.
(left to right) Carolyn Burt, Regent, Capt. Charles Croxall, DAR; Vickie Davis, speaker, Capt. Charles Croxall, DAR; Wendell Edwards, President, Amb. Fletcher Warren TXSSAR

Amb. Fletcher Warren Members: Robert Davis, John Clayton, Dave and Grace Abbott, and Dolores Jackson, Capt. Charles Croxall (back left)

(Around table left to right) Capt. Charles Croxall Members: Carolyn Burt, Jerry and Vickie Davis, Robert (Amb. Fletcher Warren) and Alma Yates, Euple Walker.
Photos from Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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February 14, 2013: Wendell Edwards and John Greer from the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter along with Carolyn Burt and Linda Edwards from the Captain Charles Croxall DAR Chapter helped distribute Valentines at the VA Medical facilities in Bonham.

Delivering Valentines at the CLC.

Sorting Valentines for delivery.
Photos from Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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February 11, 2013: The chapter participated in the memorial service for former SEAL Chris Kyle at the Dallas Cowboy's stadium.

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February 8, 2013: John Greer, Drake Peddie and Wendell Edwards from the TXSSAR Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter picked up the 5th grade Poster entitled "The Declaration of Independence" from Ms. Jennifer Kelley's class at Lamar Elementary School in Greenville, Texas.

Pictured are Back Row: John Greer, Drake Peddie, Jennifer Kelley (Teacher), and Wendell Edwards. Front Row: Zavien Burnett, Madison Pellerin, and Wyatt Spivey.
Photos from Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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February 8, 2013: The Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter picked up Valentines from Greenville Schools to be taken to the VA hospital in Bonham.

John Greer, Drake Peddie and Wendell Edwards with students from Lamar Elementary in Greenville.

Wendell Edwards with Principal Deanna Hays at A. C. Williams Elementary school in Commerce.

Wendell Edwards with Administrative Assistant at Bowie Elementary school in Greenville.

Wendell Edwards with Administrative Assistant at Greenville Christian School in Greenville.
Photos from Wendell and Linda Edwards.

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February 6, 2013: The chapter participated in the DFW National Cemetery service for PFC Weldon Davis.

The SAR Color Guard stands at attention as the funeral procession drives by.

Here is Compatriot Dan Reed's slide show of this event.
Photos by Wosars Dr. Vivian Dennis-Monzingo and Ann Sielert.

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