January 2021

President’s Message

Dear Compatriots,

Thank you all for renewing your membership in this worthy organization.  We are 60 members strong.  We started out in 2020 with 55 members.  Hope you all were able to enjoy the holiday with family and friends in spite of the continued restrictions on social gathering.  This coming year promises to be better now that the vaccine is becoming available.  I hope and pray that none of you have contracted the COVID. 

The presidential election is behind us.  Some are sad and some are happy.  Either way we are so blessed to live in this great country and be a part of its democratic society.  Imagine that the Constitution was ratified up 232 years ago and is still relevant today.  Our forefathers had great vision and foresight. 

The chapter Color Guard was able to participate in the Wreaths Across America event held at El Toro Memorial Park.  There was no public ceremony due to the pandemic but we were able to place wreaths on the grave sites of the veterans who are buried there.  Several people came up to us and asked about our organization and wanted to get pictures with us in our uniforms.

Due to the continuing pandemic the chapter meeting in January will be another Zoom meeting.  The “speaker” will be another short video on a Revolutionary War topic.  Please try and set this time aside and join us in our virtual meeting.  Let me know if you have any issues with connecting to the Zoom meeting and I’ll come to you and help you set it up.    

Sadly for the chapter, our long time Registrar, Leon Smith, has decided to step down due to health reasons.  Leon has devoted 17 years to supporting this critical chapter position.  All of you have interfaced with Leon as you worked through the SAR application process and have been the beneficiary of his stellar assistance.  We thank him greatly for this service and volunteerism.  Leon also marched in the chapter Color Guard for 15 years.  This means that we are need of a volunteer to fill the chapter registrar position.  If you have an interest in genealogy and feel a calling to support the chapter in a greater capacity then please consider filling this opening.  

Wishing you all remain safe and stay healthy this coming year.  Looking forward to the time when we can meet again as a group.   

In patriotism,

R. Scott Whitman

South Coast SAR Monthly Meeting

7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Zoom Video Conference Instructions

We will be using the Zoom Videoconferencing application for the South Coast SAR Monthly Meeting

Members will be emailed a meeting link, meeting ID and passcode.

Upcoming Dates and Events.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 18:  This is the day for official observance this year.  His actual birthday is January 15.

January Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, January 19:  See Page 1 for details.

Revolutionary War Reenactment – From hbhistory.org website: Canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19.


Lincoln’s Birthday – Friday, February 12:  Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  His birthday is observed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.

Valentine’s Day – Sunday, February 14:  Remember the flowers, cards, etc. for your loved ones.

Massing of the Colors & Salute to Our Armed Forces – Apparently canceled this year.  Usually held at Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. 

For further details go to the Sons of Liberty Chapter website at:  http://www.sons-of-liberty-sar.org/massing-of-the-colors/

President’s Day – Monday, February 15:  This day is set aside to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln plus all of our former Presidents.

Dinner (Zoom) Meeting – Tuesday, February 16

George Washington’s Birthday – Saturday, February 22ndOn this day let’s remember the life and work of George Washington, the first president of the United States.  His birthday is observed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.

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