Joined by officials from Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee societies, the Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution held their annual meeting at Embassy Suites in Ridgeland. In anticipation of the event, Governor Tate Reeves declared March 13 as “Sons of the American Revolution Day” in the state. Ridgeland Mayor Gene Magee also welcomed the group with a proclamation of support. The luncheon was broadcast via live streaming video on Facebook, YouTube and the society’s website to an additional forty attendees.
(L-R) Second Vice-President Jerry Molaison of Tylertown, Corresponding Secretary Jerry Lilly of Oxford (as the Marquis de La Fayette), First Vice-President Dr. Rev. Tommy Thompson of Southaven, President Ben Jones of Jackson, Recording Secretary Dr. Keith Goodfellow of Biloxi and Chancellor Hon. Mark Henry of Madison. (courtesy of MSSAR)
In addition to the normal reports given by officers and committee chairs at the socially-distanced meeting, the society elected Ben Block Jones II of Jackson as President of the 400-plus member organization for 2021-2022. Jones was also awarded the State Distinguished Service medal for his activities in support of the society during 2020. Also elected were First Vice-President Dr. Rev. Tommy Thompson of Southaven and Second Vice-President Jerry Molaison of Tylertown.
Representing the Dr. Joseph Warren Chapter of Vicksburg, co-host of the 2021 Annual Meeting were President Edward Campbell and Hon. BG Phil Fisher, Mayor of Clinton. Campbell received a Certificate of Appreciation for his service as Chair of the Knight Essay Scholarship Contest Committee.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendants of the patriots who earned our independence. For additional information or directions contact Central Mississippi Chapter President Benjamin Eubanks at 601-985-9495 or [email protected]
. Also, visit sar.org
or the State Society website at msssar.org