Annual December Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Gift Collection for the Batavia Veteran's Hospital, December 19, 2012
Flagpole Dedication Ceremony, Mt. Hope Cemetery, October 21, 2012
Compatriot Brent Downing presents the Certificate of Appreciation to Commander John Cubit of Island X-12, Navy Seabee Veterans of America. The presentation of the Certificate of Appreciation by the Rochester Chapter, ESSSAR, to Island X-12 took place on 20 October 2012 at the Ira Jacobson American Legion Post. The certificate was for their ongoing work in restoring veteran’s graves in the Charlotte Cemetery next to the post home. There is at least one Revolutionary War veteran buried in this cemetery.
Compatriot Steve Clarke's brother, Albert, is working on a complete and fully detailed genealogy of the Lincoln family of Saratoga County, NY, where Al lives. Along the way, he learned that not only was Nedabiah Lincoln a Revolutionary War veteran, but that the cemetery where he was buried was neglected and run down. Working with the Town of Corinth and a private contractor hired by Al, the cemetery has been restored to the extent possible and the weeds and overgrowth removed. The cemetery is now under the proper care of the Town of Corinth. Al contacted Steve to find out what markers were available for Revolutionary War Patriots and the Rochester Chapter provided an SAR Patriot marker for Nedabiah's grave. Photo by Al Clarke, 15 Oct 2012, all rights reserved.
Rochester Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Annual Picnic, September 15, 2012 in Henrietta
Independence Day Annual Meeting and Sharing of Patriot Ancestors, June 30, 2012
Rochester Chapter compatriots Steve Clarke, Mike Tunison, Bob Coomber and Brent Downing at the dedication of a Veteran's Administration marker for Patriot Joseph Graves. This was the first grave marker Graves ever had. A descendant of Graves brought to our attention that he did not have a marker and the Chapter worked with the VA to obtain one for him. May 3, 2012
Members of the Rochester Chapter gathered on 27 April 2012 at the village cemetery off Rt. 19, south of Brockport, NY, to install an SAR Member grave marker for our Compatriot Roy David Goold, CG, FACG and former Chapter and ESSSAR Registrar for over a quarter of a century. L to R: Lee Harris, Dave Fairley, Bob Fuller; Roy's niece, Sharon Worth; Dave Grosvenor, Steve Clarke, Mike Tunison and Bob Coomber. Compatriot Red Fairley was also present.
Rochester Chapter Registrar surprises (L to R) Secretary Jim Eagan, President Mike Tunison and Treasurer Bob Coomber with Bronze Good Citizenship medals and certificates for their work with the Porter Paintings Project to bring to the public the J. Erwin Porter paintings of famous Revolutionary War sites in New York State - Feb 2012.
SAR Annual Meeting at the Groveland Ambuscade L to R in the above photo are David Richardson and his daughter, Kayla, Chuck White, Bob Fuller, Jack Chambers (hidden behind Dave Grosvenor), Dave Grosvenor, Bill Brewer, Lee Harris, Vi Harris, Jim Eagan, Dick Bean, Mike Tunison, Helen Kidd, Wayne Kidd, Floyd Gage, Gladys Gage, Marlene White, Barb Koschara, Bob Coomber. Photo by Roberta Calhoun-Eagan.
L to R: Sarah Vestal, Ruth Davis, Mike Tunison, Bill Brewer, Daryl Verstreate, Jeanie Buddle Wiggins, Bob Davis, Wayne Thurston, Allan Buddle, Roberta Calhoun-Eagan, Jim Eagan, Brent Downing, Wayne Kidd, Blaine Elkie,, Bill Sebring. Banner holders and CAR escorts, L to R: Leah Rose Wiggins, Adriana Rodriguez, Ashton Wiggins, Camilla Rodriguez., Bob Coomber, Bob Gang, Robert Fuller, Not Pictured: David and Kayla Richardson.