It’s February and the month when our great nation celebrates President’s Day on Monday, February 21st. Did you know that Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame? Thanks to his long limbs he was an accomplished wrestler as a young man. Defeated only once in approximately 300 matches, Lincoln reportedly talked a little smack in the ring. According to Carl Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln, Honest Abe once challenged an entire crowd of onlookers after dispatching an opponent: “I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” There were no takers. Lincoln’s grappling exploits earned him an “Outstanding American” honor in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The chapter had a great turnout at the January dinner meeting and the speaker, Major General William J. Mall, USAF (ret.), provided some interesting insights into the Strategic Air Command and the B-47 bomber. Also at the January meeting, Dylan Glatfelter, the son of the chapter’s newly elected Registrar, Tim Glatfelter, was awarded the Eagle Scout Medal and certificate. Please consider joining us on February 15th at the next dinner meeting.
The Color Guard could use a few more members. Please consider joining this outfit. It does not require a lot of your personal time and is a very rewarding experience. The Color Guard is the face of the SAR to the local community and helps promotes the patriotic ideals of the SAR.
Be on the lookout for ways to spread the word of the America 250 campaign as we progress towards the 2026 celebration of our country’s independence. Please share any ideas you may have with the chapter.
R. Scott Whitman