Denton Chapter Recent Events


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November 7, 2014: The Color Guard did an SAR Marker Dedication at the Grave of Compatriot Robert K. Hall in the Carson Cemetery, Ector Texas, Fannin County.
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September 19, 2014: Chapter members participated in the Color Guard at the new citizens naturalization ceremony.
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September 18, 2014: Compatriot Jim Johnson presented a talk to the McKinney Chapter meeting which was held at the Eldorado Country Club in McKinney.
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June 21 2014: The Color Guard was in the Audie Murphy parade in his home town Farmersville, Texas.
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May 15, 2014: Our Color Guard posted the colors at the Preston Trail DAR awards ceremony in Pottsboro, Texas.
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May 10, 2014: The Color Guard presented a flag program at the John F. Greer DAR Chapter in Anna, Texas.
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February 4, 2014: The Color Guard presented the flag at the Plano Symphony Concert.
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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.
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September 27, 2013: Color Guard members attended a funeral at the DFW National Cemetery.
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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.
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May 18, 2013: The Chapter participated in a flag retirement ceremony.
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April 26, 2013: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the Frisco Rough Riders baseball game.
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April 17, 2013: The SAR color guard presented their flag program at the Bonham VA hospital on Patriot's Day.
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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 6, 2013: The chapter participated in the DFW National Cemetery service for PFC Weldon Davis.
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January 8, 2013: The Denton Chapter met jointly with the Plano Chapter. Officers for 2013 were installed.
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December 8, 2012: The SAR, DAR and CAR participated in the parade in Plano, Texas.
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December 7, 2012: The SAR Color Guard attended the burial of Korean War KIA/MIA Sergeant Bobby Ray King.
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November 13, 2012: Public Service Awards in Wylie, Texas.
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November 8, 2012: The SAR Color Guard attended the funeral of Brigadier General James McPartlin.
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November 8, 2012: The SAR Color Guard participated in the Veteran's Day event in Bonham, Texas.
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November 6, 2012: Dr. James Johnson presented his Presidential Memorabilia program to the Plano SAR meeting.
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October 25, 2012: Jim Johnson participated in the flag program in McKinney.
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October 7, 2012: The SAR Color Guard stood in honor at the DFW National Cemetery for the interment of KIA SFC Riley G. Stephens, United States Army.
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September 13, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at a performance of the life of Bernado de Galvez at the Allen Public Library.
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September 10, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the funeral of Army Staff Sergeant Jeremie Border at the Restland Cemetery in Richardson, Texas.
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July 6, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the Frisco Rough Riders baseball game in Frisco, Texas.
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July 4, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.
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June 26, 2012: SAR members helped with the annual cookout for the veterans in the Bonham VA Hospital.
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June 21, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented their flag program for the H2U volunteer group at Medical Center of Plano.
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May 24, 2012: The Color Guard attended the final service for Corporal Wayne R. Erickson at the DFW National Cemetery.
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May 19, 2012: The fifth annual flag SAR/DAR flag retirement and Honor Our Veterans ceremony was at the Gabe Nesbitt community park in McKinney, Texas. Here is the YouTube video of the event.
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May 3, 2012: The SAR Color Guard participated in National Day of Prayer services at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas.
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April 24, 2012: Compatriots Jim Johnson, Drake Peddie, John Greer, Bill Neisel, Tom Whitelock , Don Babbs, and Blair Rudy provided an Honor Guard for Spc Philip C. S. Schiller KIA. While waiting for the Funeral procession the Honor Guard also provided Honors for four other funerals.
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April 18, 2012: Drake Peddie, Wendell Edwards, Jim Johnson, Don Sielert, Don Babbs, Howard Roach, Jack Hughes, and John Greer presented a program on Revolutionary Flags at the CLC (living center) at the Bonham Veterans facility.
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April 12, 2012: The SAR Color Guard participated in the opening day of the Frisco Rough Riders baseball game.
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April 11, 2012: The SAR Color Guard participated in the Berkner High School JROTC awards program in Richardson, Texas.
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April 6, 2012: The SAR Color Guard was a standing honor guard for an active duty soldier Reno Lytle at the DFW National Cemetery. Here is a slide show of the event.
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March 31, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented History Fair Day at the Plano Haggard Library. Here is a slide show of the event.
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March 23, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the colors at the naturalization ceremony in Irving, Texas.
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March 21, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented their flag program to the Grace Academy in Prosper, Texas. This program was presented to the 5th, 6th and 7th graders in this private Christian school.
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March 15, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented the flag program to the Preston Trail DAR at Napoli's Restaurant in Pottsboro, Texas.
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March 14, 2012: The SAR Color Guard presented a flag program to residents of the Stonefield Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in McKinney, Texas.
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March 14, 2012: The SAR chapter members met the returning troops at DFW airport for the last time. Future returning flights will go to Atlanta instead of DFW. Here is a YouTube video of the event.
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March 5, 2012: The SAR Color Guard performed at the Plano symphony school concert at the Eisemann Center in Plano.
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February 28, 2012: The SAR color guard did a flag presentation program for the Wylie East High School JROTC.
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February 24, 2012: The SAR color guard presented their flag program to the Wellington Retirement Community in Richardson, Texas.
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February 22, 2012: The SAR color guard presented their flag program to the Reserve at Pebble Creek Apartments in Plano, Texas.
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February 21, 2012: The McKinney Chapter held its scheduled meeting, with several SAR chapters attending. Here is the meeting program, minutes and some photos by Compatriot Tom Whitelock.
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February 20, 2012: The SAR color guard presented their flag program to the Eldorado Retirement Community in Richardson, Texas.
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February 18, 2012: The SAR color guard participated in the Wichita Falls DAR chapter's 100th anniversary celebration.
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February 12, 2012: The Color Guard attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
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February 8, 2011: The Color Guard presented their flag show at the Franklin Park retirement home in McKinney.
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February 3, 2012: The Color Guard presented their flag show at the Orchard Park retirement community in McKinney.
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February 2, 2012: The Color Guard participated in a memorial service for Compatriot Dale Selfridge at the First United Methodist Church of Allen.
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January 28, 2012: The SAR Color Guard from Ambassador Fletcher Warren, Denton, McKinney and Plano Chapters provided an Honor Guard outside the church for the funeral of Corporal Philip Daine McGeath USMC.
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January 26, 2012: A program about flags of the American Revolution and other interesting facts was presented to the Shawnee Trail Elementary School in Frisco, Texas.
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January 3, 2012: SAR members held a joint meeting with the Plano, McKinney and Denton Chapters. Here are some photos.
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December 10, 2011: SAR members presented the colors at the first meeting of the new DAR Pottsboro, Texas Chapter.
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November 19, 2011: SAR members presented an American flag program at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas.
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November 18, 2011: SAR members presented awards to the Sachse city Police and Firefighters.
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November 16, 2011: Here is a slide show summary of our Color Guard events in North Texas for the last week.
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November 12, 2011: The John Abston DAR chapter and the McKinney SAR chapter held a joint meeting at the First Methodist Church in McKinney.
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November 11, 2011: The Color Guard visited the Robson Ranch and the University of Texas Dallas for Veteran's Day events.
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November 8, 2011: The SAR Color Guard participated in the regional Veterans Day observance at the Bonham High School Gym in Bonham, Texas. Here is a slide show of the event by Dan Reed.
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October 21, 2011: The Color Guard marched in the Richardson High School Homecoming Parade.
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September 17, 2011: Constitution Day ceremonies in Denton, Texas.
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September 9, 2011: The SAR Color Guard participated in funeral services for U. S. Army SPC Michael C. Roberts at the DFW National Cemetery.
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July 16, 2011: Highlights of the Denton SAR meeting.
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July 8-13, 2011: Jim Johnson and John Greer attended the National Congress in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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July 8, 2011: The Color Guard presented a flag show at the Preston Place retirement home.
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July 4, 2011: The Denton Chapter #23 entry in the Denton, Texsas Fourth of July Jubilee Parade won a plaque for best Patriotic character. This photo shows compatriots Dave Myers, Jim Johnson and the decorated "Spirit of '76" 1962 Studebaker Hawk.
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July 4, 2011: The Color Guard participated in the Plano, Texas July 4th parade. A picture slide show is being prepared.
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July 2, 2011: The Color Guard participated in the Sherrill Park community parade. A picture slide show is being prepared.
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July 1, 2011: The Color Guard presented a flag program at Highland Spring Retirement Center. A picture slide show is being prepared.
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June 22, 2011: Today was a celebration of the 7th anniversary of greeting the troops returning to DFW airport.
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June 21, 2011: The SAR color guard presented a program at the Waterford Retirement Community in Plano, Texas.
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June 14, 2011: The SAR Color Guard presented a Flag Day program at the Parkview Retirement Community. Here is a flag day slide show prepared by Compatriot Dan Reed.
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June 3, 2011: The SAR Color Guard attended the dedication of a Collin County marker for William Murphy for whom the city of Murphy was named.
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June 3, 2011: The SAR Color Guard attended the funeral for Pvt. Andy Krippner from Garland. He was killed after being in Afghanistan for only 6 weeks. His father is the Dallas Police Chaplain. Here is a slide show of the event.
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May 30, 2011: Denton Chapter # 23 participated in the Robson Ranch Community Veterans Memorial Day program. The Honor Guard was made up of Three Robson Ranch couples who are all USAF Veterans. The Veterans Park was built and is operated by the Robson Ranch.
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May 21, 2011: A flag retirement ceremony was held at Gabe Nesbit park in McKinney on Armed Forces Day.
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May 7, 2011: The Color Guard presented the colors at the Plano East JROTC Awards Ceremony. Compatriots participating in uniform were Alan Roach JROTC VP, Howard Roach, Bill Neisel, Bob Flagg, Don Babbs, Ann and Don Sielert, and Carolyn and Dan Reed. They represented the Ambassador Fletcher Warren, Denton, McKinney and Plano chapters. The Color Guard Unit was seated up front and together! LTC (Ret.) Aikens, Military Advisor of the Plano East JROTC Panther Battalion, gave special recognition to our group and many kind words for our support in Plano.
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May 3, 2011: Color guard members received the Bernardo De Galvez medal at the Plano Chapter meeting.
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April 25, 2011: The color guard participated in a memorial service for Compatriot Don Rector.
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April 20, 2011: The SAR color guard presented a program at the VA hospital in Bonham, Texas.
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April 15, 2011: Members from the Plano, McKinney, Dallas, Ambassador Fletcher Warren and Denton Chapter were joined by Bill Marrs, State President and Larry Stephens State Historian at the North Texas State University to present several awards in conjunction with the TXSSAR archives.
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March 17, 2011: SAR members from the Plano, McKinney and Denton chapters participated in flag certificate presentations for the Edmund Terrill chapter in Sherman at the American Bank of Texas yesterday. Flag certificates were presented to 13 branches of the American Bank of Texas in Sherman by Jim Jones-TXSSAR President.
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February 19, 2011: The Captain Charles Croxall Chapter of TSDAR and the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter, Denton Chapter and McKinney Chapter of TXSSAR held a joint meeting at the Fairlie Community Center in Fairlie, TX. Here is a slide show of the event and the meeting minutes.
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February 8, 2011: Members of the Plano, McKinney, Denton and Ambassador Fletcher Warren chapters attended a ceremony for the Wylie High School ROTC.
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Attached is a slideshow of the Denton, McKinney and Plano Color Guards in action presenting the colors at the Plano Symphony's "Introduction to Music" Concerts for the area 5th grade schools on January 27 and 28, 2011. Students from the Frisco ISD, Wylie ISD and private schools attended.
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The color guard was present at the Dr. Martin Luther King Plano City Council Program on January 15, 2011. The keynote Speaker Rev. Gary Muller, First United Methodist Church Plano. Compatriots Dan Reed, Howard Roach, Drake Peddie, Dennis DeAtley, Bob Flagg, Chuck Sprague and Peter Rowley participated.
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The color guard was present at the funeral of two Vietnam veterans at the DFW National Cemetery on January 14, 2011. Here is a slide show of the event. Also, here is a photo showing the SAR colorguard, courtesy of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders www.tpgr.org.
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January 11, 2011: A Joint meeting of Plano & Denton was held at Sonny Bryan's BBQ in Richardson. TXSSAR President James T. Jones spoke to the meeting and installed the 2011 Officers
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On September 18, 2010 in honor of Constitution Day members of the Denton, Plano and McKinney Chapters assisted the Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter with their annual awards program at the Greenville Library. Members assisting in uniform were: Bob Flagg (Denton), Jim Johnson (Denton), Dan Reed (Denton). Don Seilert (McKinney and Plano), Drake Peddie (Plano), Howard Roach (Plano), Wendell Edwards (AFW) and John Greer (AFW).
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