Below are photos from the Nov. 16th, 2019 Chapter Meeting at the Plymouth District Library.
New Member Jon Luker is sworn in as a member by President Petres.
New Member John Luke is presented his membership Certificate by President Petres.
New Member Jon Luker is pinned his SAR membership rosette by Genealogist and Past President Tom Pleuss.
Past President John Critchett is presented the Roger Sherman Medal, Certificate of Appreciation and Century Club Certificate.
VPG and member Bill Sharp is presented the Grace Warren Medal Patron Bar by President Petres.
DAR member Sue Petres presents her program on Tombstone Iconography.
Sue Petres is presented a Certificate of Appreciation for her program of tombstone images by the chapter President.
Below are photos from the Great Lakes District and MISSAR BOM Meetings held on Oct, 19th, 2019 at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
GLD Banquet photo, VPG and HVC President Petres, with HVC Trustee Barry Puckett and HVC member Gerald Conger
Great Lakes District VPG and HVC President Petres presents GLD Secretary and HVC Secretary Shalis with a Certificate of Appreciation.
MISSAR President Goodson presents four members with a lapel pin for being helpful to him including MISSAR Secretary Shalis.
HVC members President Petres, Secretary Shalis, and Trustee Barry Puckett present at the GLD and BOM meetings (Gerald Conger, Trustee Tom Thompson, and 1st VP Mickey McGuire present but not pictured).
Below are photos from the Sept 14th, 2019 Chapter Meeting at Ypsilanti’s Whitaker Road Branch.
M.S.C.A.R. State President Alice Kraatz receives awards from the New Jersey SAR and New Jersey SUVCW presented by MISSAR President Goodson.
Compatriot Lt. Patrick Treppa received his War Service Medal.
Registrar Al Treppa accepts his son Martin Treppa’s Military Service Medal from President Petres.
Registrar Al Treppa receives the MISSAR Century Club Certificate and the Bronze Medal from President Petres.
Compatriot Chuck Nolan receives his Supplemental Ancestor Certificate from President Petres.
Registrar Al Treppa and Compatriot Chuck Nolan with President Petres and their Supplemental Ancestor Certificates.
1st VP Mickey McGuire receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the National SAR for his work.
M.S.C.A.R. State President Alice Kraatz speaks about her Vietnam Honor Flight Project.
M.S.C.A.R. State President Alice Kraatz receives a heck for $300 from the Chapter for her Vietnam Honor Flight Project.
Below are photos from when the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial visited Hamburg, Michigan during the opening ceremony Thursday, August 27th, 2019. KVC Vice President Bob Matthews and Great Lakes District VPG (and HVC President) Jim Petres lay a wreath.
Below are photos from the HVC Summer Social gathering at Karl’s Cabin July 24th, 2019:
HVC Summer Social on July 24th 2019 at Karl’s Cabin.
We celebrated Compatriot Clarence “Mike” Harper’s 95th birthday at the Summer Social at Karl’s Cabin.
Michigan at SAR Congress Back row: State President Ken Goodson, Past State President and outgoing International District VPG Paul Callanan, Chapter President Jim Petres, Past State President and Past VPG Joe Conger, Incoming Central District VGP and HVC Member Bill Sharp. Seated: Keitha Callanan, Sue Petres, and Mary Conger
VPGs James Petres and Bill Sharp both of the HVC.
Below: HVC Chaplain Rev. Sam Laswell presenting a SAR Wreath on behalf of MISSAR at the Great Lakes National Cemetery to honor the fallen for Memorial Day, 2019.
Entrance to Great Lakes National Cemetery
HVC Chaplain Rev. Sam Laswell presenting a SAR Wreath on behalf of MISSAR.
Wreaths Presented to honor the fallen.
Headstones at Great Lakes National Cemetery with flags out for Memorial Day
Below: Past HVC President John Critchett presents a SAR Eagle Scout Award to Marc Lane, of Troop #1193 in Ludington Michigan on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.
Past HVC President John Critchett presenting the Eagle Scout award to Marc Lane, of Troop #1193 in Ludington Michigan on Saturday, May 18th
MISSAR Secretary and HVC 2nd VP Elijah Shalis presenting the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze JROTC Medal and Certificate to River Rouge Marine Corps High School Cadet Daniel Angulo.
Below are photos from the May 28th, 2019 awards ceremony of the Wolverine Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) award ceremony in Monroe.
Wolverine Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) award ceremony in Monroe. The recipient of the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal was CPO Alyssa Vossen. President Petres to the left.
Wolverine Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) award ceremony in Monroe. Commanding Officer, LCDR Lisa Stoyanovich, with representatives of the American Legion, SAR and DAR and the recipients of their medals of those organizations.
Below are photos from the March 16, 2019 HVC Meeting where new member John Morrison being inducted and HVC member Mike Pohlman being presented a Certificate of Appreciation for his service last term as a MISSAR Trustee.
Below are Resolutions and Proclamations passed in support of building The National Liberty Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. as authorized by Congress. The originals were all sent to the Memorial Fund.
Click this link for a PDF of the Detroit Resolution
Resolution passed by MISSAR and signed by the President and scanned and then sent on to be signed by the Secretary and then on to the Memorial Fund.
Ypsilanti Resolution passed June 19th 2018 supporting the National Liberty Memorial
Resolution passed by the City of Albion for the National Liberty Memorial
Proclamation issued by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for the National Liberty Memorial
Proclamation for Forgotten Patriot’s Day for the National Liberty Memorial by the City of Ann Arbor Mayor
New HVC member Paul Graham is sworn in by MISSAR/HVC President Jim Petres.
New SAR and HVC Member Paul Graham bring presented his member Certificate by MISSAR and HCR Chapter President Jim Petres
Past HVC President Tom Pluess whom sponsored Paul Graham is pinning the SAR Rosette on him.
New Member Paul Graham with Past HVC President Tom Pleuss on the left whom sponsored him and MISSAR and HVC President Jim Petres on the right.
MISSAR and HVC President Jim Petres presents Past HVC President John Critchett with a Certificate of Appreciation for service.
William L. Clements Library at U of M’s Curator Louie Miller gives the meeting’s presentation on American Forces in WW1.
MISSAR/HVC President Jim Petres presents William L. Clements Curator Louie Miller a Cert of Appreciation for the presentation he gave today.
Photos from the Jan 26th, 2019 Meeting are above.
Pres. Petres with ladies from the Sara Ann Cochrane Chapter DAR. They are Darci McIntosh, Julie Nyhus, Donna Busch and Phyllis DeKiere placing wreaths on Veteran’s graves at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth Michigan on 15 Dec 2018 for Wreaths Across America
Current Michigan Children of the American Revolution President Jasmyn Johnston on Homeless Veterans and her project to help them.
Current Michigan Children of the American Revolution President Jasmyn Johnston accepting a donation check from the chapter for her project by President Petres.
MISSAR Color Guard Commander Gerald Burkland speaking about the ceremony on the return of Patriot Joshua Benley’s SAR grave marker.
MISSAR Color Guards Commander Gerald Burkland accepting a Certificate from President Petres.
Compatriot John Raya of the Oaks Chapter speaks about how he discovered Patriot Joshua Benley’s SAR Grave Marker.
Compatriot John Raya accepting a Certificate from President Petres.
MISSAR Registrar Jack Haines conducts a training session for members on the new NSSAR Application system after the Nov 3rd, 2018 Meeting.
Photos from the Nov 3rd Chapter Meeting above.
HVC 2nd VP Elijah Shalis accepting the SAR Partners in Patriotism Award on behalf of the Chapter from the NSSAR President General and MISSAR President at the Sep 22 2018 MISSAR BOM Meeting in Kalamazoo.
MISSAR and HVC President Petres presenting Cert of Appreciation to Jayne Ptolemy of the William J. Clements Library. Sep 15, 2018. Ypsilanti Library Main Branch Meeting.
Presenting her project to help homeless Veterans. Sep 15th, 2018. Ypsilanti Library Main Branch Meeting.
Presentations at the Sep 15th, 2018 Meeting at the Ypsilanti Main Branch Library by first Jayne Ptolemy of the William Clements Library at U of M on the collections and second by current Michigan Children of the American Revolution President Jasmyn Johnston on Homeless Veterans and her efforts to assist them and bring awareness.
Grave Dedication for Rev. John Mudge in Hartland, May 12th 2018.
William Sharp-Rifle Guard HVC Member
Gerald Burkland Commander MISSAR Color Guard
James Petres MISSAR State President and HVC President
Donald Reifert-Rifle Guard
Rodney Wilson Past MISSAR State President
Norman Palmer President Paul Emery Chapter
Ken Goodson MISSAR 1st VP
Above is the recipient of the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal c-LCPL Brionna Williams of the MCJROTC unit at River Rouge HS, Presented by the Chapter and State President Jim Petres. May 3rd, 2018.
Above: Speaker Cheney J. Schopieray from the UofM Clements Library just starting his Presentation on Spies and the Revolution March 17, 2018.
Above is a photo of then Chapter Genealogist and Publicity Chair Elijah Shalis presenting the SAR Silver ROTC Medal and Certificate to Eastern Michigan University AROTC Cadet Carl Benson (March 2017 at their Military Ball)
Jerry Burkland at the September 21, 2013 meeting dressed in his MISSAR Color Guard uniform.