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Tuesday January 10, 2023
Guest Speaker: Shep Hammack

Topic: "Flags of the American Revolution"
Compatriot and current Chapter Historian Shep Hammack presented a discussion on the flags used by various groups during the Revolutionary War.

Our first Chapter President Shep Hammack has a long relationship with SAR and was the organizing President of our Mount Vernon Chapter in 2016. He is the current National and State SAR Committee Chair for DAR Liaison and will be inducted as the State Metro Regional VP for 2023 at the Georgia Annual Convention at the end of January 2023.

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
The Annual Mount Vernon Banquet
Guest Speaker: 2017 SAR President General Larry Guzy

Larry Guzy was born and raised in the Saint Louis area, graduating from a local Jesuit High School in 1966. From there, he went on to Marquette University, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He is a US veteran, serving 3 years in the US Navy aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. In 1973, he and his wife, Karin, moved to Marietta, Georgia, where he had his own business handling insurance claims for 40 years, retiring in 2013.

Larry joined the Sons of the American Revolution in 1995. He was the 1998-1999 President of Roswell's Piedmont Chapter, and took his first steps into involvement at the National level in 1999. By 2017, Compatriot Guzy was the 127th President General of the National Society - SAR. He is a dual member of the Mount Vernon Chapter, with his primary membership at the John Collins Chapter in Marietta, GA. He continues to participate in local, State and National events for the SAR. He was part of the large Georgia contingent that was in Savannah Georgia for the SAR's Congress in 2022.

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Richard Marsh and Dave Noble (R) previously spoke at Mount Vernon on March 14, 2017.

Tuesday March 14, 2023
Guest Speaker: Dr Dave Noble

Topic: 'Atlanta in the Revolutionary War'

Dr. David A. Noble attended high school in St. Joseph, MI along the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for three years, then graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army - Dental Corps. from 1965 to 1967 as a Captain. He attended Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry from 1967-1969, receiving a Certificate in Periodontics.

Dr. Noble practiced Periodontics in Decatur GA for 41 years, and during much of this time he taught Periodontics part time at Emory University School of Dentistry. He has been active in archaeology work and studying the history of the American Revolutionary War. He co-authored with Atlanta Chapter's Richard Marsh on the book "Patriots in Georgia Revolutionary War Engagements 1776-1782". It was published by the Atlanta Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, where he has been a member for over 25 years.

Tuesday April 11, 2023
Guest Speaker: Bill Goodman

Topic: 'The Presbyterian Rebellion' or as King George said, "That Damned Presbyterian War"

Bill Goodman returns to speak about the participation and persuasion of rebellion from the church pulpit.
An excerpt from Lorraine Boettner's book 'Calvinism in History'...

With this background we shall not be surprised to find that the Presbyterians took a very prominent part in the American Revolution. Our own historian Bancroft says: "The Revolution of 1776, so far as it was affected by religion, was a Presbyterian measure. It was the natural outgrowth of the principles which the Presbyterianism of the Old World planted in her sons, the English Puritans, the Scotch Covenanters, the French Huguenots, the Dutch Calvinists, and the Presbyterians of Ulster." So intense, universal, and aggressive were the Presbyterians in their zeal for liberty that the war was spoken of in England as "The Presbyterian Rebellion." An ardent colonial supporter of King George III wrote home: "I fix all the blame for these extraordinary proceedings upon the Presbyterians. They have been the chief and principal instruments in all these flaming measures. They always do and ever will act against government from that restless and turbulent anti-monarchial spirit which has always distinguished them everywhere."2 When the news of "these extraordinary proceedings" reached England, Prime Minister Horace Walpole said in Parliament, "Cousin America has run off with a Presbyterian parson" ~ John Witherspoon, President of Princeton, Signer of Declaration of Independence.
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Bill Goodman is a graduate of Clemson University, and has a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Georgia.
He is the founder of Goodman McGuffey, a civil and commercial litigation law firm in Atlanta.

Bill is a member of the Atlanta Chapter and has spoken at Mount Vernon about 'The Revolutionary War in South Carolina' last October. He has walked the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles) and the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

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