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Washington Crossing Chapter Sons of the American Revolution presents awards

The Washington Crossing Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held a dinner meeting on Tuesday, October 16th, in Yardley.

There were 35 members and guests in attendance. Awards were presented to three members and a special guest.

Their distinguished guest speaker was Colonel Jennifer Schulke, United States Army, who spoke about George Washington’s life and the significance of the Yorktown Victory, as seen from the military perspective. Colonel Schulke was presented the SAR Certificate of Distinguished Service.

She was also presented a limited edition SAR challenge coin.

Colonel Schulke is currently posted at the US Army War College in Carlisle PA, where she is enrolled in the Senior Level Course and serves as class president.

She has served our country for 26 years.

Her military awards include: the Bronze Star (earned in Iraq), Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal (eight awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

Earlier in her career, while serving as a captain, she was honored to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Distinguished Citizen Medal.

She believes this recognition by the DAR was one of her great life-influencing moments, and served as a key motivation to make the Army a career.

Edward Elgart, Chapter Genealogist, was presented the SAR Outstanding Citizenship Award for the highest ideals of character and citizenship.

It was given in recognition of his lifelong service to this country as a truly innovative civilian leader within the Department of the Army.

Compatriot Elgart’s influential career culminated with his 2018 election to the United States Army Communications-Electronics Command Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes CECOM’s “trusted professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the Army, Army Material Command, the Department of Defense and this great Nation.”

Members Steven Smith and Richard Shindell were presented with military service certificates and medals for their military careers serving our country.

PHOTO CAP: Chapter Vice President Bill Hampton reads the award citation and President Ray Minich presented the Certificate of Distinguished Service to Colonel Schulke.