George Washington’s First Inauguration

George Washington is shown taking the oath of office of Federal Hall. Undated color illustration.

George Washington is shown taking the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall.

On this day, April 30, in 1789, George Washington was first inaugurated into office becoming the first President of the United States after the ratification of the Constitution.

The inauguration took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City. It was our first U.S. Capitol and the site of the First United States Congress. Washington took the oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston in full view of a crowded street.

After administering the oath, Livingston shouted, “Long live George Washington, President of the United States!” The crowd responded with cheers and a 13-gun salute.

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Gold Country Chapter takes First Place in Poster Contest

SAR National Poster Contest Chairman Dave Gilliard and SAR Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill with the winning poster at the 2016 Youth Awards Luncheon for the SAR California State Society.

SAR National Poster Contest Chairman Dave Gilliard and SAR Gold Country Chapter President Greg Hill with the winning poster at the 2016 Youth Awards Luncheon for the SAR California State Society.

Gold Country Chapter was proud to bring the  first place poster at the 2016 SAR California State Society Convention. Posters from across the state were judged by those attending the event in Sacramento this April.

The poster was made by a fifth grade student participating in our poster program right here in Placer County. They, along with many other students, will receive awards in presentations at their schools in the weeks to come.

This winning poster will continue on to the SAR National Congress in Boston this summer to compete against posters from across the country.


Our poster program is one of many educational outreach programs and includes cash awards for the students who excel. Your generous donations help us continue to expand this wonderful resource for reaching the youth in our community. 

March Meeting this Saturday

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This Saturday is the March Meeting.

Please join us at Mel’s Original Diner at 9AM Saturday March 19th.

We will be judging the Elementary Poster Contest entries and selecting our Chapter and School winners. The First Place Chapter poster will go on to compete at the California Society Spring Meeting.

Gold Country Chapter awards medal to local JROTC Cadet

Vice President Holmes presenting the medal to Cadet Major Yeh

Vice President Holmes presenting the medal to Cadet Major Yeh

This year Gold Country Chapter SAR had the privilege to award the Bronze ROTC medal to Cadet Major Yeh of the CA-954 Air Force JROTC Unit in Rocklin. Presenting the award was Gold Country Chapter First Vice President Mike Holmes at the annual Awards Night/Military Ball.

The SAR awards the ROTC Medals to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier”, exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days.

This award is presented by our chapter to cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection. The Bronze JROTC Medal was authorized in 1965, and is presented only to students in secondary school JROTC.