SAR holds annual meeting

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Photo above: Ivan Bennett, right, holds his award. Shown here with him is current SC Society President Wayne Cousar. Photos by Thomas C. Hanson.

Carroll Crowther, right, holds his Patriot Medal Award. Standing with him is past SC Society President Ted Morton.
Carroll Crowther, right, holds his Patriot Medal Award. Standing with him is past SC Society President Ted Morton.

The Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of Beaufort recently hosted the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution annual state meeting. 

The venue included meetings at the Hilton Garden Inn and a casual Lowcountry boil at Bull Point Plantation attended by many members and spouses from across the state.  

State Society President Wayne Cousar, of Seabrook, welcomed all attendees during the meeting sessions, including local chapter members and spouses.  

Following an awards luncheon, two members of the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter were honored for exceptional service to the SAR.  

Lady’s Island resident and former State Society president, Carroll Crowther, was presented the SAR Silver Patriot Medal, the highest individual award for patriotic service a member can receive.  

Additionally, Ivan Bennett, of Hilton Head, chapter secretary, was presented the Silver Medal of Appreciation in recognition of his service to the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution.