“Through participation in historical, patriotic and educational endeavors, the Indiana State Society Color Guard is to honor our patriot ancestors; promote the INSSAR; and inspire the community with the principles on which our nation was founded.”
The Indiana Society Color Guard is probably best known for the color and pageantry their uniforms and flags bring to a parade, grave dedication or other community event. Emotions can range anywhere from childrens’ questions and smiles to tears from a veteran’s pride and memories. While all of this is true and important, one cannot overlook the wonderful side effect of fellowship with others who share common interests and passions.
A curious group of youth and parents get a close up perspective on the life of a Revolutionary War soldier and the operation of Charleville flintlock musket. For eleven consecutive years, the Indiana Society SAR Color Guard has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at their Symphony on the prairie outdoor concerts in Fishers. This annual event provides the Sons of the American Revolution a tremendous opportunity for community exposure. compatriots and colonial ladies serve as the primary color guard during the National Anthem; perform with the Symphony; greet and thank veterans; educate the public and fellowship with one another and the audience.
Grave dedications are an important activity of both the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured are members of the Color Guard participating in the dedication of an SAR patriot marker at the grave of Revolutionary War soldier William Jerrels. Patriot Jerrels, fifth great grandfather of Indiana SAR Compatriot Stuart Hart, served seven years during the American Revolution. From the state of Maryland, Jerrels saw action at Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, Siege of Ninety-Six, and Eutaw Springs. He died at age 105, after falling from a wagon he had loaded himself. Jerrels is buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Winchester, Indiana.
Additional information – contact the Color Guard Commander.