Photo submitted Pictured are some of the members of the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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Pictured are some of the members of the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The newly formed Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will be hosting a very big event at the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 16 beginning at 3 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is two-fold as members will conduct a grave marking service for three honored American Revolutionary War Patriots buried in the historic grounds as well as dedicate the local chapter that currently has 35 members.

The service is expected to draw a crowd of descendants from all over the United States as the grave marking service will honor Robert Ewing, Robert Paisley, and Peter Fitzhugh. Also, three local families will be sworn in together and become official Col. Benjamin Logan SAR members along with others.

Numerous other SAR Chapters and Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters are expected to attend. Many members will be dressed in Colonial Militia and military clothing. A SAR Color Guard will carry and post over twenty colorful flags and a Flintlock team and cannon crew will fire their salutes to the honored soldiers. A flag-folding team will fold and present an American Flag.

 

State SAR President Geoff Baggett will emcee the service, dedication, and pinning of new members. A historic program will follow the services on the lawn in the log meeting house.

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Author, educator, actor and Kentucky humanities speaker, Eddie Price will talk about the Second Great Awakening and famous revivals that occurred on the grounds in 1800. The Red River Fiddlers will entertain those in attendance with their unique style of music.

"We are very excited about this up and coming event," said program director Richard Hollomon. "This is the first one held as an official chapter and we could not ask for a better historical setting than the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery. This event will help put Logan County on the map."

Adam Scales is one of the new members to be sworn into the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, along with his father Rayford Scales and his son Christopher Scales. Adam is a descendant of James Robertson who was an American explorer, soldier and Indian agent, and one of the founding fathers of what became the State of Tennessee.

"I am very honored and excited to be joining the local SAR with my father and my son. Three generations of Scales will be doing this together. I'm proud of our family for playing a part in our country's formation and to now be honoring them and many others," said Scales. "You've got to know where you come from to know where you are going."

Hollomon says his wish for the local SAR chapter is to be more than just a group who meets and eats. "We want to be engaged in our community by teaching about our past and what our country is all about," he said adding that this event will be the beginning of something bigger to come.

The Red River Meeting House and Cemetery is located at 3008 Schochoh Road Hwy. 663 Adairville, Ky. From Russellville, take the southern bypass to the intersection of 431 South. Drive seven miles to Red River bridge (note yellow overhead caution lights). Turn left on Hwy. 663 and travel approximately three miles. The Red River Meeting House and Cemetery will be on left. Flags and signs will mark the route.

Public parking will be on the gravel lot on the right and overflow in an adjoining field. Parking for SAR, DAR, and persons associated with the program will be in the field on another side of cemetery grounds. Vehicles may unload passengers, equipment, chairs, and other supplies. No parking will be allowed along the driveway or in the cemetery grounds. Public restrooms are available in a nearby building. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite lawn or folding chair for seating. No public seating will be provided.

For additional information, contact Richard Hollomon at 270-772-0119 or Pete Lehman at 270-221-0014.