January 2022

President’s Message

Dear Compatriots, 

Thank you all for renewing your membership in the SAR. 2022 is starting out a little shaky with the COVID resurge. Stay safe out there. Fortunately, the symptoms of the new variant are milder, and we are still able to meet in person as a group. 

Last month the chapter Color Guard participated in the Wreaths Across America event held at El Toro Memorial Park. We could use a few more color guard members so let us know if you are moved to join the group. 

It would be great if you could join us at the next chapter meeting, January 18th at Mimi’s in Irvine. The “speaker” will be Major General William J. Mall, USAF (ret.). The subject of his talk will be the Strategic Air Command and its role during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

 It was in January 1776, 246 years ago, that Thomas Paine’s, “Common Sense” was published anonymously. Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. 

The California Society SAR has launched its America 250 campaign in concert with the National Society. The campaign will consist of various activities and communications between now and 2026 when America celebrates its 250th birthday. Check out this promotional video, https://youtu.be/Jh6uVb7BXZc 

Wishing you all remain safe and stay healthy this coming year. Looking forward to seeing you at one of our chapter meetings. 

In patriotism,
R. Scott Whitman 

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