On December 8th, members of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the SAR Flag Certificate to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation at their headquarters in Stratford , Connecticut . Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation flies the American Flag outside their main entrance and it is visible from the Merritt Parkway .
With a desire to celebrate American patriotism, the Sons of the American Revolution honor those who honor the Flag of the United States of America . The SAR Flag Certificate, authorized in 1987, is presented to individuals, companies and government agencies that fly the Flag of the United States of America for patriotic purposes only. It is a certificate of commendation presented in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the display of the Flag of the United States of America . It is not given to commercial enterprises that obviously fly the Flag for advertising purposes.
The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (CTSSAR) was organized on April 2, 1889. It is a state society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), which is a non-profit, United States 501(c)3, corporation that was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member of the SAR. The purposes of the SAR are patriotic, historical, and educational. Members of the SAR are lineal descendants of ancestors whose services and sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution achieved the independence of the American people.
Tyrone “Woody” Woodyard, Sikorsky’s Vice President of Communications, accepted the SAR Flag Certificate on behalf of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. This honor was especially meaningful to Woody as he is a veteran.
Bob Rivard, President of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, wore his Revolutionary War attire and led the presentation ceremony along with compatriot Ed Isaacs (far left in photo). CTSSAR compatriots who also participated in the ceremony were: (L-R in photo) Rich Forselius, John “Reg” Harrison and Ethan Stewart.