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Washington Xing SAR announces new officers

The Washington Crossing Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently held its annual election of officers for the coming year.

New officers are President and Treasurer Ray Minich of Doylestown; Vice-President Bill Hampton of Levittown; Secretary Bob Reiser of Langhorne; and Genealogist Ed Elgart of New Hope.

SAR is a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal male descendants of the patriots who secured our nation’s liberty and supported the cause of American Independence.

The first state societies were formed in the 1880’s. The first congress of the SAR was held on April 30th, 1890, the 101st anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as America’s first president.

The National Society was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress and the charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was also a member of the SAR.

For more information, visit www.SAR-WC.com, www.SAR.org or e-mail washingtoncrossingsar@gmail.com.

PHOTO CAP: From left, Ed Elgart, Bob Reiser, Ray Minich, and Bill Hampton.