Awards & Medals

Presented to Members of the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution





Awards Presented to DC Society Members by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution

NSSAR Distinguished Patriot Award 

The SAR Distinguished Patriot Award, authorized in 1987, is presented only once during the tenure of a President General to an American citizen for outstanding patriotism to his country.

It is a framed, engrossed certificate. It is presented at the discretion of the incumbent President General and does not require other approval.

Capt. J. Phillip London 2006

Minuteman Medal 

The Minuteman Award is the highest award presented to a Compatriot for active and distinguished service rendered to the National Society. Annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting, the Minuteman Committee (appointed by the President General from members holding the award) will select and announce no more than six award recipients for the current year. The President General presents the award during the Minuteman Ceremony at each Annual Congress; it is not presented in abstentia. At that ceremony, all previous recipients of the award in attendance, dressed in white dinner jackets, are seated on the dais. A previous recipient of the Minuteman Award, chosen by the honoree, escorts the new honoree to the dais.

A nominee must have a minimum of five years of active and distinguished service to the National Society. He must have served at least three years in a National elective office (General Officer, Vice President General, Trustee, or Alternate Trustee); as well as having served as a Committee or Task Force Chairman/Vice Chairman for at least three years

Rear Adm. William Rea Furlong 1952

Robert H. McNeill 1954

Robert Serrell Wood Walker 1962

Allen Russell Foster 1964

Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. 1968

Philip Harry Byerly 1983

Timothy Read Bennett 1987

Col. Stewart Boone McCarty, Jr. 1988

Thomas Jefferson Bond, Jr. 1989

Peter Arrott Dixon 1999

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 2005

Capt. J. Phillip London 2006

John Douglas Sinks 2018




National Society Sons of the American Revolution Medals Awarded
by the District of Columbia Society


Gold Good Citizenship Medal

The Gold Good Citizenship Medal is awarded for outstanding and unusual patriotic achievement and service of national importance to persons of prominence on a national level in the areas of government (including military service), religion, education, business and other professions, and other fields of endeavor.

Former Presidents General may be awarded this medal, but the request must be processed as any other. Other SAR members may receive the medal if they meet the requirements established for all applicants.

Senator Karl Earl Mundt 1962

John D. Layton 1965

Gen. Lewis Blaine Hershey 1967

Howard W. Koey 1969

Gen. Ira Clarence Eaker 1970

Phillip C. Clarke 1980

Leonard Martin Skutnik III 1982

Sen. John William Warner 1984

Hon. John Otho Marsh, Jr. 1987

MG Thomas K. Turnage 1988

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 1994

Col. Stewart Boone McCarty 1995

MG J. Milnor Roberts 2000

Ambassador Lowell Bruce Laingen 2007

David Rubenstein 2014

Rear Adm. Robert Harper Shumaker 2015

Cdr. Everett Alvarez, Jr. 2015

Gen. Michael Vincent Hayden 2016

David McCullough 2017


War Service Medal and Military Service Medal

The War Service Medal was first authorized in 1899 for members who served in the Spanish-American War. It was subsequently authorized for members who served in World War I and World War II. Following World War II, the NSSAR authorized a generic War Service Medal with specific service periods indicated by bronze bars.

The complete listing of Recipients of these Medals appears on our separate Roll of Honor


Medal for Heroism

It recognizes outstanding bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of imminent danger, i.e., acts which involve great personal courage and risk to the recipient. It is intended primarily for acts by civilians not in uniform but does not exclude police, firemen, and SAR members. It is not intended to recognize acts that would have been covered by armed forces medals for valor. The medal may also be presented posthumously.

An individual may receive this medal multiple times.

Charles Pittsburgh Roe 2015


Daughters of Liberty Medal

The Daughters of Liberty Medal may be presented to a lady recommended by any officer of a chapter, state or National Society, SAR in appreciation for her unselfish devotion, tireless efforts and assistance to the SAR, and who has dedicated her time, energy, ability and/or finances to the organization in support and furtherance of the stated objectives of the SAR. This is the highest lady’s medal and consideration in awarding this medal should be given only after the SAR Medal of Appreciation or the Martha Washington Medal has been presented.

A lady may receive this medal multiple times

Wilma Bond Winkler 1993, ‘99,’00, ‘10

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 1997, ‘16

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 1998, ‘01

May Day Taylor 2000, ‘03

Cindy Shelton Hays 2009, ‘13

Priscilla Rand Baker 2010

Janis Root Bond 2010

Adele Davenport Bowyer 2010

Joan Wilson Dixon 2012

Shari Thorne-Sulima 2012

Julia Miller Rogers 2014

Janet Chapin McFarland 2018


Patriot Medal 

The Patriot Medal is the highest award presented to a Compatriot by a State Society and recognizes long, faithful, outstanding, and distinguished service at the state and/or chapter level. The Patriot Medal is awarded only by a State Society and may be presented only to an individual. Service at the national level is not considered in making the award. It is desirable that it be presented at the annual meeting of the State Society. A representative cannot accept the Patriot Medal.

Francis Mervin Hoffheins 1963

Benjamin Dunlap Hill, Jr. 1965

Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. 1965

Robert Harris Overstreet 1966

Charles Temple Macdonald 1966

Willis Bergen 1967

BG George Francis Wooley 1968

Simon Cyril Skeels 1969

Richard Eugene Spurr 1970

William Rodney Fiske Adams 1971

BG Louis Joseph Fortier 1971

Robert Howerton Gravatt, Jr. 1972

Col. Harold Dean Krafft 1976

Capt. Robert M. Barnes 1977

Nathan Lester Ferris 1979

Timothy Read Bennett 1981

Col. Frederick William Dickens, Jr. 1982

Col. Stewart Boone McCarty, Jr. 1984

Col. Donald Roderick Perkins 1985

John Frederick Dorman III 1986

Paul Milton Niebell 1987

Thomas Jefferson Bond, Jr 1988

Lowell Varner Hammer 1989

Henry Robert Maxey 1990

Peter Arrott Dixon 1991

Henry William Tuttle 1992

Donald Osborne Hays 1993

James Ira Pace 1994

John Douglas Sinks 1995 (VA)

Rev. Frank MacDonald Spindler 1995

Philip Harry Byerly 1996

Ronald Lester Schaeffer 1997

Cdr. Ronald Scott Purvis 1998

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 1999

James Dewey O’Brien 2000

Capt. J. Phillip London 2001

John Weidman Springer, Jr.  2002

John Griffin Crump 2003

Gareth Hayes Bond 2004

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2007

Col. William Wesley Roberts 2008

Paul Melvin Hays 2009

Gerson Nordlinger III 2012

Robert Douglas Warren 2013

William Lawrence Miller 2014

Robert Darrell Pollock 2015

Richard Eugene Patten 2017

State Medal of Distinguished Service

The incumbent State President may present one medal during his term (or each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Society’s Annual Meeting to a Compatriot in recognition for that Compatriot's conspicuous service to the State Society President during his administration. The SMDS is awarded by a State Society President at his discretion; no other approval is required.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

Peter Arrott Dixon 2000

Capt. J. Phillip London 2001

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 2002

John Weidman Springer, Jr. 2003

James Kevin Raywalt 2004

John Douglas Sinks 2004 (VA)

Gareth Hayes Bond 2005

Paul Melvin Hays 2006

Robert Douglas Warren 2007

William Lawrence Miller 2008

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2009

Paul David Snodgrass 2010

Carl Beavers Bedell 2014

Brock Daniel Bierman 2016

Gerson Nordlinger III 2017

Frederick Chandler Humphreys 2018


Chapter Medal of Distinguished Service

The incumbent Chapter President may present one medal during his term (or each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, to a Compatriot in recognition for that Compatriot's conspicuous service to the Chapter during the president's administration. The Chapter President presents this Medal at his discretion; no other approval is required.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

Brock Daniel Bierman 2017

Peter Arrott Dixon 2018

John Douglas Sinks 2019


NSSAR Meritorious Service Medal 

The National Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to SAR members who have rendered long, faithful and meritorious service to the National Society. The meritorious service rendered should be stated in the citation.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once, however the National Society (through the incumbent President General) may make multiple presentations of the Meritorious Service Medal to an individual without referral to any committee. The meritorious service rendered should be stated in the citation. Oak leaf clusters are authorized for subsequent awards by the National Society.


Donald E. A. Cameron 1974

Kenneth O. Baker 1975

William M. Cain 1975, ‘85

Douglas L. Weart 1975

Col. Edmund DeTreville Ellis 1975

John Douglas Sinks 1985 (Chapter), ’92 (State), ’08 (District)

Philip Harry Byerly 1986

Howard B. Burgess 1986

Leonard H. Pomeroy 1986

Col. Thurston H. Baxter 1986

Donald Osborne Hays 1986

Lewis Wroe 1986

Frank D. Bradley 1986

Charles Owen Johnson 1987

Ashby H. Cantor 1987

Col. Samuel Pierce, Jr. 1987

John Eldridge Allen 1987

Arthur B. Caldwell 1987

John Kenneth Cozier, Jr. 1987

Frank S. Howell 1987

Dallas W. Hunter 1987

Bishop McCauley 1987

Peter Arrott Dixon 1988

Richard C. Wooten 1988

Col. Stewart B. McCarty, Jr. 1989, ‘93

Thomas Jefferson Bond, Jr. 1989

Lowell Varner Hammer 1989

Henry Robert Maxey 1989, ‘94

Paul Milton Niebell 1989

Col. Donald Roderick Perkins 1989

Rev. Frank MacDonald Spindler 1989

Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. 1989

John Griffin Crump 1990, ‘94

MG James Milnor Roberts 1990, ‘96

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 1993, ‘96

Timothy Read Bennett 1994, ‘00

Eldon Miles Kaplan 1994, ‘96

James Dewey O’Brien 1994, ‘96

Col. Edward A. Padelford 1994, ‘96

John Humphrey Evans IV 1995

Charles Wickliffe Caldwell III 1996

Edward Vincent Duggan 1996, ‘99

Cdr. Ronald Scott Purvis 1996

Col. William Wesley Roberts 1996

John Weidman Springer, Jr. 1996, ‘99

John Marc Wheat 1996, ‘99

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 1997

Gareth Hayes Bond 1999, ‘00, ‘02, ‘07

Capt. J. Phillip London 1999

James Kevin Raywalt 1999, ‘03

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2000, ‘01, ‘17

Paul David Snodgrass 2000, ‘01

William Evan Timmons 2000

David Weston White 2001, ‘02

Jerry William Zillion 2001, ‘02

David Ralph Curfman, MD 2001

William James Allen 2002

Carroll Jefferson Collins 2003, ‘04

Gary Robert Meeds 2004

Robert Douglas Warren 2005, ‘09

Donald Neal Lamson 2005

Paul Melvin Hays 2006, ‘10, ‘16

Gerson Nordlinger III 2006, ‘11

William Lawrence Miller 2010, ‘11, ‘17

Carl Beavers Bedell 2012, ‘15, ‘16

Brock Daniel Bierman 2012

Frederick Chandler Humphreys 2013, ‘17

John Douglas Sinks 2013 (NSSAR), ‘17

Franklin W. Woodbury 2013

Gregory Ormand Bodge 2014

Cdr. Michael Anthony Saunders 2014

Reid Pierce Collins 2015

Andrew Comer Dye 2015

R. Duane Tackitt 2006 (District), ‘16

Lane Douglas Brooks 2016

Richard Eugene Patten 2019

Silver Roger Sherman Medal 

The Silver Roger Sherman Medal may be awarded to a compatriot in recognition of, and in appreciation of, outstanding services rendered to a District. The medal is presented to a compatriot for significant service which lacks the requirements for the Meritorious Service Medal. It should be awarded in place of the Bronze and Silver Good Citizenship Medals, which cannot be awarded for service to the SAR. The recipient must have served as an active officer for a minimum of two years, as an active committee chairman for three years, or as an active member of a committee for four years.

This Medal is named after Roger Sherman (1721-1793), who was a founding father, and the only person to sign all four Congressional papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times. A bronze oak leaf cluster may be awarded for an additional two years of active service as an officer, chairman or committeeman.

Paul Melvin Hays 2014

Frederick Chandler Humphreys 2014, ‘16

Artie Robert Esworthy III 2014, ‘16

Reid Pierce Collins 2014, ‘16

Andrew Comer Dye 2014, ‘16

John D. Sinks 2014 (MD), 2015 (NSSAR)

Brock Daniel Bierman 2015

Richard Eugene Patten 2016

Robert Darrell Pollock 2016

Stephen Paul Rodriguez 2016

Scott Patrick Cullinane 2016

Ryan Carter Newell 2016

Charles Pittsburgh Roe 2018

Jadan Peter Ellis Horyn 2019

William Lawrence Miller 2019


NSSAR Silver Good Citizenship Medal

The Silver Good Citizenship Medal recognizes outstanding and unusual patriotic achievement and service that is of a more local degree (state or regional level) than required for the Gold Good Citizenship Medal. The medal is presented to persons of prominence in the areas of government (including military service), religion, education, business and other professions, and other fields of endeavor. Since it recognizes extensive service, a biographical sketch of the candidate should accompany the request for a medal. There is no requirement that persons must be awarded a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal before they may be awarded a Silver Good Citizenship Medal.

In the case of a non-member, the National Society or a state society determines the qualifications.

In the case of a Compatriot, in order to have uniform criteria, the requirement has been established that the member shall have served in six leadership capacities in any of the following local organizations: Church, School, Scouting, Fraternal, Business Associations, Government, Patriotic, Military, Veterans, Conservation, Hereditary, Genealogical, Historical or organized Sports (Little League, etc.).

The Silver Good Citizenship Medal should not be used to recognize service to the SAR, which is recognized by the Minuteman Award, the National Medal of Distinguished Service, the State Medal of Distinguished Service, Patriot Medal, the Chapter Medal of Distinguished Service, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Roger Sherman Medal.

An individual (including Compatriots) may receive this medal only once.

John Douglas Sinks 1988 (VA)

Maurice Barboza 1989

Col. William Wesley Roberts 1989

Admiral Leon Albert Edney 1990

MG Robert E. Eaton 1990

Peter Arrott Dixon 1993

Robert Douglas Warren 1993

Admiral John Harllee 1997

Thomas Wyatt Taylor 1998

William Evan Timmons 1998

Rev. Frank MacDonald Spindler 1999

MG James Milnor Roberts 1999

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 1999

John Weidman Springer, Jr. 1999

James Dewey O’Brien 2000

Charles Wickliffe Caldwell III 2000

David Ralph Curfman, MD 2000

Gareth Hayes Bond, DMA 2000

Capt. J. Phillip London 2001

Paul David Snodgrass 2002

Paul Melvin Hays 2007

Gerson Nordlinger III 2007

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2010

Gen. Janet Carol Wolfenbarger 2012

Richard Eugene Patten 2012

Col. Robert Darrell Pollock 2012

Carl Beavers Bedell 2013

Brock Daniel Bierman 2013

Randal Cornell Teague 2017

Cindy Shelton Hays 2019

Robert Linlithgow Livingston Jr. 2019


Florence Kendall Medal 

The Florence Kendall Award is awarded annually at the SAR Congress to the top three members who were the first-line sponsor for the largest number of new members during the previous year. Previous editions consisted of a member's SAR Badge bearing on the chest ribbon a bar inscribed “Florence Kendall” and was given to the member who during a year was first-line sponsor for the largest number of new members.

The award was named for Florence Helen Messmore Kendall (1850-1939), mother of President General Messmore Kendall. In 1917, at the age of 66, Mrs. Kendall purchased two ambulances and traveled with them to France, giving one to the Red Cross and driving the other herself for the duration of World War I.

A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times.

Paul Melvin Hays 2009


Law Enforcement Commendation Medal 

The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is presented to those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of law enforcement. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. Eligibility is not limited to peace officers but extends to the entire range of persons who make and enforce the law to include but not limited to peace officers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors and legislators who have performed an exceptional act or service beyond that normally expected. The medal may be presented posthumously.

An individual may receive this medal only once.

Chief Teresa Chambers, US Park Police 2011

Dep. Chief William O. Ritchie Jr. DCMPD 2017

P.O. Saban Patel, DCMPD 2017

Spec. Agt. David Bailey, US Capitol Police 2017

Spec. Agt. Crystal Griner, US Capitol Police 2017

P.O. Euri Hernandez, DCMPD 2018

P.O. José Jimenez, DCMPD 2019

P.O. Robert Fleet, DCMPD (posthumous) 2020 


Fire Safety Commendation Medal 

The Fire Safety Commendation Medal is presented to an individual for accomplishments and/or outstanding contributions in an area of fire safety and service. The award is not limited to firefighters. It may be presented to recognize a variety of fire safety and service that has evolved into a highly technical and skilled profession with constant study, development and involvement by numerous dedicated citizens with a single goal - protect human life and property by preventing injuries or casualties due to fire and chemicals. The medal may be presented posthumously.

An individual may receive this medal only once.

Charles Pittsburgh Roe 2015

Firefighter Deangelo Bunch, DCFD 2018

Battalion Chief Queen Anunay, DCFD 2019

Battalion Chief Kishia Clemencia, DCFD 2019


EMS Commendation Medal 

The Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal is presented to an individual for accomplishments and/or outstanding contribution in an area of emergency medical services. The award is intended for paramedics and certified Emergency Medical Technicians and others in the emergencymedicalfieldwhohaveperformedanactorservicebeyondthatnormallyexpected. The medal may be presented posthumously.

An individual may receive this medal only once.

Firefighter/EMS Jeffrey Beach, DCFEMS 2018


SAR/CAR Gold Medal of Appreciation

The National Society may present the Gold C.A.R.-SAR Medal of Appreciation to a member of the C.A.R. or SAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to the National Society C.A.R. The award may also recognize outstanding National C.A.R. leaders or SAR members who have contributed at a National level to the N.S.C.A.R. The medal shall be awarded for documented services rendered and not by tradition or as an entitlement of office.

A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times.

Thomas Wyatt Taylor 1999

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 2000

Timothy Read Bennett 2004

David Ralph Curfman, M.D. 2007


SAR/CAR Silver Medal of Appreciation 

The National Society or a State Society may present the Silver C.A.R.-SAR Medal of Appreciation to a member of the C.A.R. or SAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to a State C.A.R. Society. The award may also recognize outstanding C.A.R. Senior leaders of a State Society or SAR members who have significantly supported or served a State C.A.R. Society.

A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times.

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 2003, ‘13

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2003

John Douglas Sinks 2003 (VA)

Gary Robert Meeds 2005

Robert Douglas Warren 2007


SAR/CAR Bronze Medal of Appreciation 

The National Society, a State Society or a local Chapter, may present the Bronze C.A.R- SAR Medal of Appreciation to a member of the C.A.R. or SAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to a local C.A.R. Society. The award may recognize assistance in promoting C.A.R. members that qualify to obtain SAR memberships, C.A.R. members who participate in the State Society Annual Meetings or at the National Congress, C.A.R. members who have otherwise significantly aided SAR programs, or SAR members and C.A.R. Senior Leaders who have supported or served a state or local C.A.R. Society.

A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times.


Andrew Keith Falkenstein 1999

Thomas Wyatt Taylor 2000

Justin Smith 2000

Sarah Falkenstein 2001, ‘11

Andrew Taylor Schaeffer 2002

Lillian Brannon 2002

Joan Wilson Dixon 2002

Karen Meeds Falkenstein 2002, ‘11

Staci Springer, Jr. 2002

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 2002, ‘10

Sharla S. Warren 2002, ‘03, ‘07, ‘08

Emily Michelle Falkenstein 2003, ‘11

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 2003

Rachael Anne Alarid 2004, ‘07, ‘08

Janis Root Bond 2004

Charles Kincaid 2004

Dillin Barrett Olshonsky 2005

Katybeth Blackwood 2006

Paul D. Snodgrass 2007, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 

Florence Brown Snodgrass 2007, ‘10

Emily Adams Shewmaker 2007

Cindy Shelton Hays 2011

Lorraine Barclay Nordlinger 2011

Elizabeth Leon 2013

Daisy Schmoker 2014

Bailey Sims 2015

Caelan Bowyer 2017

Miram Bowyer 2017

Ronja Angelique Roberts 2017


Liberty Medal  

The Liberty Medal commemorates the restoration of the Statue of Liberty, reminds us of our liberty and is presented for recruiting new members to the SAR. Presentation will take place at the Annual Congress; however, if a recipient is not present, it will be mailed to him. It is awarded to:

  1. Anyone who has received the Florence Kendall Award at or before the Tampa Congress of 1986.

  2. Any SAR member who after March 31, 1986, signed as first-line sponsor, the membership application of ten new members. For the purposes of this award, the person's name signed as the first-line sponsor should be the person who recruited the new member, and it should not be the name of an officer of a state society or a chapter, or any other person, who did no more than receive the application in the course of his official duties then append his signature as first-line sponsor, and forward the application to the National Society for processing.

New Member Defined: A new member is defined as an individual who was not previously an SAR member, but whose membership application the National Society has approved.

Subsequent Presentation Authorized: A Compatriot may receive this medal multiple times.


John Douglas Sinks 1994, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘13, ‘18

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 1999, ‘02, ‘09

Gareth Hayes Bond 2007, ‘09,’10

William Lawrence Miller 2009, ‘11, ‘12, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16

Paul Melvin Hays 2009, ‘09-3, ‘10-2, ‘11, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18

Brock Daniel Bierman 2010, ‘17, ‘18

Michael Wayne Rawlings 2016, ‘18

Carl Beavers Bedell 2018

Frederick Chandler Humphreys 2018


Bronze Good Citizenship Medal

The Bronze Good Citizenship Medal is a multi-purpose award designed to recognize individuals who have whose community (i.e., school, locality or state) achievements are noteworthy. It can be presented to both adults and minors and to Compatriots (subject to below limitation) and non-Compatriots alike. The medal was originally designed as a medallion, but a ribbon and clasp were added in 1932 to convert it to a medal.

Carl Beavers Bedell 2017

Lane Douglas Brooks 2017

Maj. Terrance A. Lewis 2017

Charles Pittsburgh Roe 2017

Thomas John Misiano 2018

William Orswell Ritchie 2018


NSSAR Eagle Scout Medal

A chapter may award this medal annually to the Eagle Scout who is the winner of the chapter’s Eagle Scout Scholarship Competition.

An Eagle Scout may receive this medal multiple times if he competes in and wins his chapter’s scholarship competition in subsequent years. 

Daniel Bayliss 2019

Edward Ross 2020


NSSAR Service to Veterans Medal

The Service to Veterans Medal may be awarded to SAR members who have given long and exemplary service to veterans.

Paul Ivan Turlington 2007

Charles Pittsburgh Roe 2014, ‘15, '16 (2 silver/2 bronze), '18 (4 bronze)


NSSAR Medal of Appreciation

The SAR Medal of Appreciation may be presented to a member of the DAR in good standing in recognition of and in appreciation for outstanding services rendered to the SAR. The award may recognize assistance in forming new SAR chapters, obtaining a specific number of new SAR members or otherwise significantly aiding the SAR programs.

A lady may receive this medal multiple times.


Imogene S. Earnest 1973

Marjorie McClure Hotchner 1973

Florence P. Leon 1973

Dorothy W. S. Regan 1973

Anna Mary McNutt 1973

Bertha J. Dwayer 1973

Ruth Kelso Renfrow 1975

Mary Estridge 1978

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 1982

Catherine Hinsley Humphrey 1986

Elizabeth J. Rohn 1987

May Day Taylor 1988, ‘01

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 1988

Damitra Cook Meeds 1990

Mary Alexander 1993

Miss Melissa Brown 1996

Wilma M. Bond 1998

Priscilla Bruce Roberts 1999

Denise Oddone Smith 2002

June Lancaster Miller 2002

Margaret Drummond MacKenzie 2003

Marlene Faulkner Taggart 2007 

Adele Davenport Bowyer 2008

Priscilla Rand Baker 2010

Cindy Shelton Hays 2010, ‘12

Shari Thorne-Sulima 2011

Joan Wilson Dixon 2011

Kawatha Chandler Koontz 2011

Carol Whittington Leon 2012

Julia Miller Rogers 2013

Sharla Saunders Warren 2013

Rebecca Lee Cupp 2014

Kate Sunny Henvey 2014

Carina Zissel May 2014

Marina June Tackitt 2014


Martha Washington Medal 

The Martha Washington Medal may be presented to a woman over 18 years of age in recognition of outstanding service to SAR. A DAR may receive the Martha Washington Medal and the SAR Medal of Appreciation (on separate occasions) if her service warrants it.

A lady may receive this medal multiple times.

Catherine McCarthy 1981

Jane Bennett 1986

Wilma M. “Sunni” Bond 1986, ‘89, ‘93

Alicia Almand 1987

Mary Alexander 1988, ‘89

Elizabeth Hammer 1989

Jean Maxey 1989, ‘93

Janet McCarty 1989

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 1989, ‘93

Nancy Pace 1989, ‘96

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 1993, ‘01, ‘02

Neoma O’Kelley O’Brien 1998

May Day Taylor 1999

Ana Maria London 2000

Martha Hilton 2000

Lillian Brannon 2000, ‘02

Florence Brown Snodgrass 2001

Joan Wilson Dixon 2002

Karen Meeds Falkenstein 2002

Staci Springer, Jr. 2002

Sharla Saunders Warren 2002, ‘03

Janis Root Bond 2004, ‘09

Rachael Alarid 2004


Blanche L. Curfman 2009

Priscilla Bruce Roberts 2009

Melanie Ki Trelaine 2009

Lorraine Barclay Nordlinger 2010

Emily Adams Shewmaker 2007

Marina June Tackitt 2012

Carmen Miller 2013

Leslie Stewart Ogden 2014

Julie Elizabeth Kinzer 2014

Janet Chapin McFarland 2017

Marcia Castelli Guzauskas 2019


NSSAR Lydia Darragh Medal

The Lydia Darragh Medal may be awarded by the incumbent President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President to the lady who has provided significant service to him during his term. The medal will recognize the assistance of the ladies who work behind the scenes supporting SAR programs, but whose service does not meet the requirements for the Martha Washington Medal. It may only be presented once per year at the discretion of the President General, a Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President. The medal should be presented at the annual society by the outgoing President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President, and the service citation should be read at the time of presentation.

This Medal is named after Lydia Darragh (1729-1789), who crossed British lines in 1777 during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to deliver information to George Washington. As did Lydia Darragh, many ladies have had to courageously adapt to various circumstances in an effort to work side by side with Presidents General and State Society and Chapter Presidents.

A lady may receive this medal only once from a chapter, a state society or a district, however the National Society (through the incumbent President General) may make multiple presentations of the medal to a lady without referral to any committee.

Joan Wilson Dixon 2009

Cindy Shelton Hays 2010

Ann Taylor Schaeffer 2011

Karen Meeds Falkenstein 2012 

Emily Falkenstein 2013

Catherine Lynne Harris 2014

Lorraine Barclay Nordlinger 2016

Ronja Angelique Roberts 2017

Catherine Baum Timbers 2019


Silver Council of State Presidents Medal

Present or past members of the Council of State Presidents may wear the Council of State Presidents Silver medal. To qualify, a Council member (as defined by the Council of State Presidents’ Bylaws) must attend four business meetings of the Council of State Presidents. Such business meetings are normally held at Annual Congresses or Leadership Meetings.

A Compatriot may receive this medal only once.

Andrew Martin Johnson 1997

Gareth Hayes Bond 2004

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2007

Paul Melvin Hays 2009

Gerson Nordlinger III 2011

Robert Douglas Warren 2013

Richard Eugene Patten 2017



District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Awards

DC SAR George Washington Distinguished Service Medal 

Timothy Read Bennett 2002

Peter Arrott Dixon 2002

Col. Stewart Boone McCarty, Jr. 2002

Col. Donald Roderick Perkins 2003

Lowell Varner Hammer 2003

Capt. J. Phillip London 2005

John Weidman Springer, Jr. 2005

Gareth Hayes Bond 2006

Carroll Jefferson Collins 2007

Scott Carlton Shewmaker 2012

Gerson Nordlinger III 2013

Paul Melvin Hays 2014


DC SAR Patriotic Service Medal 

Timothy Read Bennett 2006

Gareth Hayes Bond 2006, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘12

Peter Arrott Dixon 2006

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 2006

Capt. J. Phillip London 2006

Paul David Snodgrass 2006

John Weidman Springer, Jr. 2006

Col. Stewart Boone McCarty 2007

MG James Milnor Roberts 2007

Rev. Frank McDonald Spindler 2007

Wilma (Sunni) Bond Winkler 2007, ‘09

Akram R. Elias 2007

Carroll Jefferson Collins 2008

Paul Melvin Hays 2008, ‘11, ‘13

Maj. Gen. John Phillips 2009

Eleanor Smallwood Niebell 2009, ‘12

William Lawrence Miller 2012

Francois Rivasseau 2012

Karen Meeds Falkenstein 2013

Brock Daniel Bierman 2014

R. Duane Tackitt 2014

Steven Michael Cramner 2019

Stephen Paul Rodriguez 2019

Randal Cornell Teague 2019

Colin Matteson Timbers 2019


DC SAR Patriotic Service Crystal 

Gareth Hayes Bond 2006

David Ralph Curfman, M.D.  2006

Paul Melvin Hays 2006

Christina E. Walker-Collins 2006

Summer Belman 2007

Timothy Read Bennett 2007

Carroll Jefferson Collins 2007

Peter Arrott Dixon 2007

Col. Andrew Martin Johnson 2007

Paul David Snodgrass 2007

Thomas Wyatt Taylor 2007

Mrs. May Day Taylor 2007

William Lawrence Miller 2008

Gerson Nordlinger III 2009

Frederick Chandler Humphreys 2010

Col. Edward A. Padelford, USAF (Ret.) 2010

John Douglas Sinks 2011


DC SAR Patriotic Service Certificate

Patrick Dylan Smith 2017


DC SAR Honor in Service Medal 


Carl Beavers Bedell 2017

Brock Daniel Bierman 2017

Katelyn Reid Bledsoe 2017

Lane Douglas Brooks 2017

Reid Pierce Collins 2017

Scott Patrick Cullinane 2017

Andrew Comer Dye 2017

David Harvey Embrey 2017

Paul Melvin Hays 2017

Julie Elizabeth Kinzer 2017

Kaitlyn Marie Martin 2017

Carina Zissel May 2017

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