Benjamin Franklin Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution

Chapter Events

SAR Logo


- to promote principles of freedom and liberty for all Americans


Naturalization Ceremony

July, 2019
City Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Ceremony for 111 new citizens.

Color Guard

- to encourage patriotic respect for the Flag of the United States and promote Flag Day programs


Comprised of members from many Ohio chapters. Siege of Fort Laurens Memorial. Boliver, Ohio

Fort Laurens

Don Miller (kneeling) representing the chapter


- to encourage recognition of support to veterans in VA hospitals

Historic Sites and Celebrations

- to preserve, mark, and interpret historic sites and buildings and promote their recognition

8th Pennsylvania Regiment

July 13, 2019
Bolivar, Ohio

An annual event at the site of the Siege of Fort Laurens in Boliver.

Revolutionary War Graves

- to register final resting places of patriotic ancestors and publish the results

Allen Allen

Grave Marking Dedication
for Patriot William Rogers 1761-1845

September 12, 2020
Tussing Cemetery
Perry Twp, Allen County, Ohio

L-R: Paul Irwin, Hocking Valley
Bob Hill, Ohio Society Color Guard     Commander
Suzanne Matheke
Bob Davis, Hocking Valley
Gary Duffield, Highlanders Chapter
Al Gummere, Hocking Valley
Donald Miller, Benjamin Franklin Chapter

Mourning Firing Line With Flintlocks

Back to Front:
Gary Duffield
Al Gummere
Donald Miller
Bob Hill


Grave Marking Dedication
for Patriot John Kalb

Memorial Day 2019
Union Grove Cemetery
Canal Winchester, Ohio

L-R; Tim Mills, Vickie Mills, Bill Finley, Steve Kelly, Steve Frash, Steve Hinson, Mrs. Schwoerer (descendant of Patriot Kalb), Barry Schwoerer,Nancy Sherman Wright and Donald Miller


Grave Marking Dedication
for Patriot Samuel Skinner

September 14, 2019
Hazelton Cemetery
Shawnee, Ohio

L-R Chuck Bundy, Bob Davis, Bill Lyman, Paul Irwin, Matt Hardman, DAR lady unknown, Bob Hill, Alan Gummere, Mrs. Gummere and Donald Miller.

Grave Marking Dedication for Patriots:

John Mann
Henry Neil Sr.
Ebenezer Smith

May 16, 2021
Mansfield Cemetery
Mansfield, Ohio

L-R Bob Hill, Steve Hinson, Unk, Paul Irwin, State Society President Troy Bailey, Gary Duffield, Robert Davis, Lance Beebe, Benjamin Franklin Chapter President Donald Miller, Mrs. Dan Matheke, Mrs. Lance Beebe and Mrs. Troy Bailey. Second row L-R, Unk, Dan Matheke and Al Gummere.

Grave Marking Dedication for Patriots:

Seth Thompson
Joseph Rathburn

May 29, 2021
Farnham Cemetery
Ashtabula County, Ohio

Representing the chapter on the far right is Donald Miller.

Grave Marking Dedication

Honoring 4 Patriots buried in two cemeteries and captured in a single video.

Patriot Mathias Dague Sr.

June 19, 2021
Dague Cemetery
Gahanna, Ohio

Held indoors at the Jefferson Twp. Fire Station due to rain.


Thomas Ayers
Andrew Hanna
John Johnson

June 19, 2021
Ayers Cemetery
Gahanna, Ohio

Linage Research Workshops

- to promote family research and courses on genealogical procedures


- to foster a better understanding of U.S. history in schools

Goshen Elementary

American History Class

May 10, 2019
Goshen Lane Elementary
Gahanna, Ohio

Mrs. Donaldson's class

Compatriots- L-R Don Miller, Bob Hill and Bob Davis

Wreaths Across America

- to REMEMBER our fallen U.S. Veterans; HONOR those who serve; and TEACH your children the value of freedom

Camp Chase Cemetery

December 19, 2020
Sullivant Ave, Columbus

John Hoover Chapter DAR and
Benjamin Franklin Chapter SAR

L-R Bill Lyman, BFC
Karen Bott, Sr Regent JHC
Ginger Thrush, Chaplian JHC
Steve Powell, 2nd VP BFC
Linda Diehl, JHC
Bill Diehl, Treasurer BFC

Linda Diehl, JHC
Bill Diehl, Treasurer BFC

Camp Chase Cemetery

December 14, 2019
Sullivant Ave, Columbus

Annual SAR/DAR Event. This team laid 174 wreathes in the rain.

L-R Linda & Bill Diehl, Lora Yank

Linda & Lora are members of the John Hoover DAR chapter and Lora is a past Regent.

Walnut Grove Cemetery

December 14, 2019
Worthington, Ohio

John Snouffer

Sponsored by the Worthington DAR

Flag Certificate Presentations

Fast Response Heating and Cooling

December 4, 2019
Grove City, Ohio

L-R Robert Dunigan Jr., Bill Diehl (BFC SAR), Robert Dunigan Sr. (Owner), and his wife Tish Dunigan.

Not pictured- David Birthelmer, flag chairman

Given to this patriotic firm that gives a 25% discount to military, veterans, and all first responders.

Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet

October 24, 2020
Columbus, Ohio

Brian Hartong, Sales Manager, receiving the Chapter's Flag Certificate.

George Washington's Birthday Celebration

To celebrate our first President.

February 22, 2020
94th Aero Squadron
Columbus, Ohio

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