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Legion feted by Sons, Daughters of the American Revolution

April 25, 2018
By ED FRANKS (efranks@breezenewspapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle

Last Wednesday night, the Pine Island American Legion Post 136 was recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution for its "exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States of America."

Both organizations promote and encourage a strong patriotic feeling and respect for the flag of the United States of America. The DAR was represented by Anne McGuire and the SAR was represented by her husband, Robert McGuire Jr.

"We especially appreciate that the flag outside the American Legion is at half staff for the former First Lady Barbara Bush," Anne McGuire, regent for DAR, said. "We believe by recognizing when an organization displays the American flag in the correct way maybe it will encourage others to so the same thing more often."

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Robert Williams McGuire Jr., left. of the Sons of the American Revolution presents a certificate to American Legion Commander Tom Lewis.

ED FRANKS

Even though the SAR was formed before the DAR, the DAR is the better known of the two. Both SAR and DAR are a national lineage-based membership service organizations for those who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence. Applicants must be able to document a direct lineal descendant of soldiers or others who aided in the cause of independence.

The SAR is the largest male lineage organization in the U.S. consisting of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and over 34,000 members.

"We wanted to recognize the Pine Island American Legion Post #136 for their exemplary patriotism, correct display and patriotic presentation of the Flag of the United States of America," Robert McGuire Jr said.

"On behalf of the Pine Island American Legion Post #136 we thank you for coming out to Pine Island tonight and for the recognition," American Legion Commander Tom Lewis said.

 
 

 

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