“Installation of State Officers” (L-R) Second Vice-President Jerry Molaison of Tylertown, Corresponding Secretary Jerry Lilly of Oxford (as the Marquis de La Fayette), First Vice-President Dr. Rev. Tommy Thompson of Southaven, President Ben Jones of Jackson, Recording Secretary Dr. Keith Goodfellow of Biloxi and Chancellor Hon. Mark Henry of Madison.
Joined by officials from Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee societies, the Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution held their annual meeting at Embassy Suites in Ridgeland. In anticipation of the event, Governor Tate Reeves declared March 13 as “Sons of the American Revolution Day” in the state. Ridgeland Mayor Gene Magee also welcomed the group with a proclamation of support. The luncheon was broadcast via live streaming video on Facebook, YouTube and the society’s website to an additional forty attendees.
In addition to the normal reports given by officers and committee chairs at the socially-distanced meeting, the society elected Ben Block Jones II of Jackson as President of the 400-plus member organization for 2021-2022. Jones was also awarded the State Distinguished Service medal for his activities in support of the society during 2020.
“Installation of State Officers” (L-R) Chancellor Hon. Mark Henry of Madison, Second Vice-President Jerry Molaison of Tylertown, Corresponding Secretary Jerry Lilly of Oxford (as the Marquis de La Fayette), First Vice-President Dr. Rev. Tommy Thompson of Southaven, President Ben Jones of Jackson, Recording Secretary Dr. Keith Goodfellow of Biloxi, National Trustee Nominee Bob Cox of Moselle and Past President/Color Guard Commander Dr. Bryant Boswell of Jackson.
Other locals elected as officers were Rev. Glenn Shows as Chaplain and Hon. Mark Henry as Chancellor, both of Madison. Retiring State President Dr. Bryant Ridgway Boswell of Jackson was elected State Color Guard Commander and nominated as Alternate Trustee to the National Society. National SAR Vice-President General of the Southern District Michael Schenk of Madison conducted the installation. Also representing the Central Mississippi Chapter were Benjamin Eubanks of Clinton, Hon. T. Harris Collier III of Jackson, and Ron Humphrey II and Calvin Batson of Brandon. Humphrey was awarded the Military Service Medal and Eubanks received a Distinguished Service certificate.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendants of the patriots who earned our independence. For additional information or directions contact Central Mississippi Chapter President Benjamin Eubanks at 601-985-9495 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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