2009 Veterans Day Parade, Hartford, CT

Dear Compatriot Members of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR,
Great Job Yesterday!!!

15 members of the Connecticut Line marched in the Veterans Day Parade yesterday in Hartford, Connecticut:

Wayne Bickley – Putnam

Harry Clarke – Hale

George Crede – Putnam

Damien Cregeau – Wadsworth

Dan Dudley – Hale

Lee Gerlander – Putnam

Todd Gerlander – Putnam

Randy Gerlander – Putnam

Mike Juhase – Putnam
Robert Rivard – At Large

Jim Rothgeb – Hale

John Towle – Putnam

Russell Wirtalla – Putnam

Bonnie Burke – Camp-Follower

Pam Hall – Camp-Follower

I thought we looked Good! We also fired muskets this year. I think we all agree that it looked Great, and the public really enjoyed it. For those who did not attend, we put a three man skirmish line out in front of the CTSSAR banner, commanded by Major Michael Juhase, who did a Great job commanding the skirmish line. By doing this, we were able to both fire muskets, and have the Line continue to march in good order.

That was my biggest concern, being that over the past two years now we are beginning to win parade awards for marching, etc., and we needed to add the firing without losing the marching.

We will again fire muskets in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade next year, and possibly other parades (when permitted) under this system.

Not many events left on our 2009 Campaign Calendar, but, still a few to earn MORE Detachment points for 2009 Connecticut Line CTSSAR Awards.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009

State Meeting/Luncheon of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Capt. Daniel Packer Inn

32 Water Street

Mystic, Connecticut

See the CTSSAR State Newsletter, “The Connecticut Line”, for Details and Meeting Announcements. Posted on-line at: www.ConnecticutSAR.org

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009

New London Lights & Song – Santa in the Schoolhouse Nathan Hale Schoolhouse New London, Connecticut

12:00 PM (noon) to 6:00 PM (possibly 4:00 PM, depending on amount of public)

I am sure Stephen can use some Color Guard members to help out at this event. Dress for COLD weather.

As of today, I am planning to attend.

Contact:

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Gov. Jonathan Trumbull’s War Office
Lebanon, Connecticut

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

I am sure Stephen can use some Color Guard members to help out at this event. Dress for COLD weather.

As of today, I am planning to attend.

Contact:

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009

Boston Tea Party Reenactment

Old South Meeting House

Boston, Massachusetts

WEATHER PERMITTING, We will walk the Freedom Trail, visit Historic Sites, and have lunch at the Green Dragon Tavern. ALL Connecticut Line members who Registered were accepted to attend as volunteers. Members who did NOT pre-register, and want to attend, contact me for ticket information. You will need to purchase a ticket at $7 each.

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Put your faith in God and keep your powder dry,

Todd L. Gerlander
Colonel Commanding

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