Sons of the American Revolution holds quarterly meeting

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On September 20, the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its quarterly meeting, coinciding with the national observance of U.S. Constitution Week September 17-21. The program featured information on the lives of the four South Carolinians who signed the U.S. Constitution at the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787: John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney and Pierce Butler. Compatriots Joel Holden, Henry Chambers, Bob Sadler and Pete Dickerson led the presentation.

Chapter President Jody Henson, left, with Compatriots Holden, Sadler, Dickerson and Chambers following their presentations on the lives of the South Carolinians who signed the U.S. Constitution.

During the meeting, President Henson swore in Robert Harley Hartzog (patriot ancestor John Booth) as a new member in the society.

Col. Cud Baird was awarded a Length of Service medal for his 30 years of service completed on July 14, 2012. In addition, President Henson welcomed a number of visitors to the meeting including Compatriot James Y. Robinson, President of the Dr. George Mosse Chapter from Hilton Head.

Compatriot Robert Hartzog (left) is welcomed in the SAR by sponsoring member Capt. Dean Cullison.