Sons Of The American Revolution Participated In Armed Forces Day Parade

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Sons of the American Revolution were part of the 65th Annual Armed Forces Day parade on Friday. 

Participating in the event was the Col. Benjamin Cleveland color guard dressed in period uniforms that included James Stone, David Whaley, John Clines and Claude Hardison, who is also the state president of the SAR.   

Riding in the parade were members of the John Sevier Chapter including Past State SAR President Charles Dammann, Tim Adams, chapter president and retired Navy Commander John Eckerd, who is also a WWII Veteran.

During the 65th annual Armed Forces Day parade, Lt. Stacy Kehoe, commanding officer of the USNSCC Signal Mountain and Hurricane Divisions, assembled her Sea Cadets for the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze Good Citizenship Medal award.  The award was presented to PO2 Lee Nagle (of the Signal Mountain Division) for notable services in behalf of American principles. The award was presented by Tennessee SAR State President Claude Hardison and Retired Navy Commander John Eckerd on behalf of John Sevier Chapter.  The ceremony included the Col. Benjamin Cleveland Color Guard and other members of the John Sevier Chapter.

The John Sevier Chapter also attended the AFD luncheon with Chapter/State JROTC winner Cadet LTC William Guill from the Red Bank High School.

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