In this month in American history … the Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770, 253 years ago. The British levied duties on lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea upon their arrival in colonial ports. The colonists gathered in Boston to protest the duties. There was a skirmish between British troops and the crowd in Boston. After provocation by the colonists, British soldiers fired on the mob and killed five men. The incident was widely publicized by Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and others as a battle for American liberty, and it contributed to the unpopularity of the British in the years leading up to the American Revolution.
As a reminder for you all, Spring begins on March 20th. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and Daylight savings time starts March 12th. The chapter Color Guard unit will be marching in the Patriot’s Day parade in Laguna Beach on Saturday, March 4th.
Last month your chapter Color Guard supported the Massing of the Colors and Salute to our Armed Forces event held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hils. The event featured a large parade of color and honor guard units (approximately 70) from local schools, ROTC units, military branches, SAR Color Guard units, as well as representatives from each branch of the military service.
Our chapter Color Guard unit is four (4) strong of which two (2) are junior SAR members. Our Color Guard is looking for additional members. The chapter has an inventory of uniforms and accessories and may be able to fit you in one.
R. Scott Whitman