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John Godzieba receives Washington Crossing SAR awards

The Washington Crossing Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held a dinner meeting on Tuesday, February 13th, to celebrate President George Washington’s 286th birthday.

The SAR Silver Good Citizenship certificate and medal was awarded to Mr. John Godzieba for his tireless efforts to keep alive the accurate history of Washington’s critical Delaware River crossing at the annual Washington Crossing reenactment.

Mr. Godzieba has participated in over 20 Crossing reenactments and has had the deep honor of portraying George Washington many times. His interpretation of General Washington has been widely acclaimed, recognized for its accuracy, and valued for the respectfulness to the man he portrays.

This annual Crossing reenactment is performed each year on Christmas Day, with much time spent before the event for practice and preparation. Mr. Godzieba also volunteers throughout the year to portray General Washington at local schools, civic events, and meetings.

He strives to encourage and teach our younger generations. The Pennsylvania State Society and Washington Crossing Chapter was honored to present him the award.

The SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was also presented to Mr. Godzieba for his many years of public service as a law enforcement officer. Mr. Godzieba has served with distinction and devotion for nearly 40 years.

In his long service with the Bristol Township Police Department he successfully held the posts of senior Lieutenant and Acting Chief.

He currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Borough of Langhorne. As a longtime law enforcement professional, Mr. Godzieba has sacrificially faced the many challenges that fill the daily duties of a law enforcement officer.

He has also been active in supporting many local community-focused safety, awareness, and assistance programs.

PHOTO CAP: Pennsylvania Society SAR President Gregory J. Shively (center) and Washington Crossing Chapter President Raymond Minich (left) present Mr. John Godzieba the Silver Good Citizenship certificate and medal for his portrayal of General George Washington in the annual Washington Crossing reenactment.