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SAR Presents Distinguished Service Award

The Charles Hammond American Legion Post 8 has been instrumental in bringing the Blue Water Fallen Heroes program to St. Clair County. Over 580 service members from St. Clair County have died in service to their country from World War I to the recent gulf war conflict. Banners honoring the initial series of them appeared on poles in downtown Port Huron for the first time during May and June 2021.
It was the culmination of years of planning and preparation by the American Legion Post. They set up a “Banner Fund” through the Community Foundation and collected donations from small groups to large corporate matches. They looked for eligible service members, contacted living relatives, and collected suitable photographs. They always stressed that the program was free. Service members had already paid. Eventually, a banner design was finalized and manufacturing began.
Recognizing the extraordinary effort and the benefit to our community, the Blue Water Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the American Legion Post with the prestigious Distinguished Service Award at the Post’s regular meeting on Tuesday, October 12th. Post Commander Richard Davis also received an SAR banner that can be attached to their unit flag.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a patriotic, historical, and educational service organization. Part of their mission is to recognize individuals and groups who exemplify the finest in American ideals. Membership is open to men who are descendants of someone who served in the military or provided patriotic service during the American Revolution. Visit water.

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