Sons of the American Revolution

Huron Valley Chapter


Below are photos from the Nov. 16th, 2019 Chapter Meeting at the Plymouth District Library.



Below are photos from the Great Lakes District and MISSAR BOM Meetings held on Oct, 19th, 2019 at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Below are photos from the Sept 14th, 2019 Chapter Meeting at Ypsilanti’s Whitaker Road Branch.

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:


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.

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.


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.

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

Photos from the Jan 26th, 2019 Meeting are above.

2018 WAA Riverside Laying

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

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.

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.

Color Guard - Mudge Grave Dedication - 2018-05-12

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.

EMU AROTC Cadet Carl Benson 2017

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 Sep 2013

Jerry Burkland at the September 21, 2013 meeting dressed in his MISSAR Color Guard uniform.

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