Revolutionary War Soldiers
An ongoing project of the Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR has been locating and marking grave sites of Revolutionary War soldiers buried near Springfield, Missouri, and in the surrounding areas in Southwest Missouri. Currently we have researched and found record of 5 Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Greene County, and more than 30 soldiers total buried in the surrounding counties of Southwest Missouri. Each year we try to hold a ceremony to commemorate and mark one of these Revolutionary War graves. Click here for more information on Revolutionary War Soldiers in Southwest Missouri.
The signature unit of the Ozark Mountain Chapter is the Color Guard. The Color Guard is composed of 9 Compatriots who participate in public events in uniform. Gerald McCoy is the Color Guard Commander and J Howard Fisk is the Adjutant with Dan McMurray, Ken Lawrence, Steve Perkins, Charles McMillan, Glenn Gohr, Jeff Patrick and Robert Grover. Compatriots of the Color Guard have uniforms from the Revolutionary War period designated by the Missouri Society. Two Color Guardsmen have uniforms from related to service of their Patriot ancestors as do two of our Compatriots who are Minutemen. These uniforms are worn at various wreath laying ceremonies, memorial services, parades and other official functions of the Ozark Mountain Chapter. Compatriots of the Color Guard also present historic presentations and have served as reenactors for several Revolutionary War Patriots. Click here for more information on Ozark Mountain Chapter Color Guard activities.
Contests and Recognition Programs For Youth
Ever since our chapter's founding in 1981, we have been involved in the Eagle Scout Program and the ROTC Program sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Also in the last several years, we have promoted two different essay contests and an oration contest which are part of the National Society SAR program. To see which contests for youth and recognition programs the Ozark Mountain Chapter is involved with, please visit our Education Page.
Our chapter has made a big showing at many of the MOSSAR Conventions. We have won awards for the Winona R. Yohe “Woman of the Year” Award, C. Lloyd Yohe Best Scrapbook Award, and for the Josiah Fogg Best Chapter Award several times.