SAR Presents George Lewis Chapter Meritorious Service Medal

SAR Presents George Lewis Chapter Meritorious Service Medal

The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Society of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently honored Jefferson resident George Lewis, DVM  with the SAR’s Chapter Meritorious Service Medal.  The Chapter Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to SAR members who have rendered long, faithful and meritorious service to their chapter.  The medal was presented at the SAR Chapter’s Annual Meeting held recently at Dutch’s Daughter 

In presenting the medal, Chapter Vice President Martin L. “Pat” Barron commended Lewis for“rendering exemplary service and leadership to the Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter during his eighteen month tenure in office as President of the Chapter”.  Barron emphasized Lewis’ leadership for many chapter and community activities, including his promotion of the Frederick Town Fife & Drum Corps and the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of The Repudiation Act, which is scheduled for November of 2015.

The SAR Chapter Meritorious Service Medal has a silver finish and bears on the obverse a relief of Thomas Jefferson. On the reverse, inside a pair of laurel branches, is the name of the honoree and the date of presentation. 

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) seeks to maintain and extend (a) the institutions of American freedom, (b) an appreciation for true patriotism, (c) a respect for our national symbols, (d) the value of American citizenship, (e) the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.

The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter, which serves Frederick County in Maryland, is Chapter 1 of the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution.  It was the first chapter formed in Maryland by NSSAR in 1920.  The Chapter is named after Sergeant Lawrence Everhart. Lawrence Everhart was a resident of Middletown, Maryland. He enlisted in the Flying Camp in August 1776. He fought at the battles of White Plains and Fort Washington. He is credited with helping to save the life of Marquis de Lafayette at the Battle of the Brandywine. He enlisted in Col. William Washington's regiment of cavalry in 1778 and became a sergeant. He is credited with saving the life of Col. Washington at the Battle of Cowpens. He served throughout the Revolution.