Updated: April 2014
On April 19, 2014, Patriot’s Day, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is planning two ceremonies to honor Revolutionary War Soldiers. The first, at 1:00PM will honor 60 Patriots of the Revolutionary War. The ceremony will be combined Memorial Dedication, Re-dedication and Grave Marking for Soldiers, some of whom have never been recognized since their deaths, here in Hamilton County, Ohio. This opportunity came about with the assistance of the management and personnel of Spring Grove Cemetery.
A Memorial upon a Large Stone Monument which will be utilized to serve as a marker for 25 Revolutionary War Soldiers who have never before had their service recognized here in Hamilton County, Ohio; in the Cemetery where existing records identify their place of burial.
We filed SSAR Grave Reports in the fall of 2013; so on April 19, 2014 the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, with much pomp and circumstance, will dedicate, re-dedicate, and properly honored these 60 Revolutionary War Soldiers and proudly leave a legacy forged in bronze so those who will come later may not forget them. An example of their courage is Joshua Wyeth, who (at age 16) began his service at the Boston Tea Party and ended as the others, a soldier struggling for his and our freedom, earning this memorial epitaph.
Michael B. Gunn, Ph.D.
Revolutionary Sites and War Graves Committee Chairman,
Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
Friday, April 11, marked the 125 Anniversary of the founding of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. April 30 marks the 125 Anniversary of the National Society. The Ohio Society had its organizational meeting in the Governor’s office at the Ohio Statehouse. In recognition of these dates and the 125th Anniversary of the SAR, the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich issued the proclamation linked below.