Constitution Day Parade

Thank you to all who participated in the Revolutionary War Days encampment and the Constitution Day Parade in Nevada City.


Encampment: Dale and Coreena Ross, Sam and Liz Sublett, Gordon and Jeanette Clark, Keith Bigbee, and Ron and Conni Barker

Parade: Dale and Coreena Ross, Gordon Clark, Keith Bigbee, Richard Manifor and Ron and Conni Barker. 

Valley Forge Program Teacher Sends Note

Dear Gold Country Compatriots,

IMG_5257Yesterday we received a note from the teacher we sponsored for the Valley Forge Program, Nicole Jacobson of Roseville (standing left in the picture), who is currently back east studying the American Revolution.  

Her note, in part, says: 

“This once in a lifetime trip has truly changed my life, and my perception of history. I never dreamed of experiencing the things that I have experienced here. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity. You will never know how much it means to me.

Our Chapter is able to support teachers like Nicole, and continue to expand our youth programs, because of the dedication and support of our members.

Please consider helping us continue these efforts with a mid-year donation to the Gold Country SAR.  

Thank you!

Independence Day 2015

The Gold Country Chapter was represented in the Grass Valley Independence Day Parade. Thank you to everyone who supported the chapter, and especially our compatriots who marched in the parade.


Sons of the American Revolution Gold Country Chapter Honors Local Citizens

May 29, 2015
Contact: Greg Hill
(916) 626-6804

Auburn, CA — The Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently announced its 2015 Public Service Awards. Chapters of the SAR in states across America present awards to public safety officers and other citizens who exemplify the best civic traditions of our nation. This year’s awardees are:

Fire Safety Commendation Medal
Chief Mark D’Ambrogi (Ret.) – Auburn City Fire Department

Fire Chief D’Ambrogi recently retired this January from the City of Auburn after a long career of ensuring their safety. He started his career as a firefighter in 1977, and has served Auburn since 2002. That’s 37 years of dedicated service. Even after retiring, he continues to work as a consultant to help establish defensible space between Auburn and the American River Canyon.

Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
Detective Ian Ackard – Auburn Police Department

This year’s awardee, Detective Ian Ackard, was nominated by his Chief in the Auburn Police Department, John Ruffcorn. Detective Ackard has been working to keep the citizens of Auburn safe for many years. Often drawing letters of support from citizens he helped and praise from his department. His work on the Special Investigations Unit is specifically one of the reasons he has been singled out for this award.

Bronze Good Citizenship Medal
Jack Bell – Student, Del Oro High School (Loomis, CA)

Jack Bell is a Junior at Del Oro High School in Loomis. This April, he helped organize a highly successful “Sacrifice” Assembly, hoping to help students see the high cost of our political freedom here in America, and what the people who serve in the military go through to protect that freedom.

SAR members are male decedents of a patriot who fought or assisted the cause of American Independence. The Gold Country SAR sponsors many youth programs and is actively involved in our community. The roots of the Sons of the American Revolution began in the patriotic fervor of 1876. By 1889, the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as president, we were officially organized as the SAR. In 1906, the SAR received a charter from Congress, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was himself a member of the SAR. The Gold Country Chapter was founded in 1924 in Auburn, CA.

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