Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick Palmersheim

Several members of the Iowa SAR came together to celebrate the presentation of the (ISDAR) Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s presentation to their Medal of Honor winner, Patrick Palmersheim. Patrick Palmersheim received the Medal of Honor from the ISDAR on Saturday April 7th, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was nominated for this honor by the Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter of Des Moines. His name has now been submitted to Washington DC to the National Society for their consideration. Past Governor and current secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack appointed Patrick Palmersheim Executive Director of the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs in January 2002. Patrick served from nine years of military service with the Air Force including 2 tours in Vietnam 1969-71. Patrick was instrumental in making Iowa the first state in America to pass legislation giving nursing homes the opportunity to report their residents who were veterans, spouses, widows, widowers, and dependents with potential eligibility for Federal Veterans Administration benefits. Patrick Palmershiem is also often referred to as “The Father of Iowa’s Arlington.” The groundbreaking of Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery took place in November 2006. The Iowa Veterans Cemetery provides a final resting place for over 80,000 [...]

SAR Invitation

The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Cordially invites one and all to meeting with representatives of The Iowa Society of Mayflower Descendants Jamestown Society Daughters of American Revolution & Children of American Revolution General Society of the War of 1812 GSSR Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The Iowa Rifles Des Moines Civil War Round-Table And others for a sharing of information, artifacts, opportunities and ideas. Saturday May 7, 2011 Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave., Perry, Iowa Tentative schedule: 9:00-10:00AM – Registration and browsing 10:00-10:20-Welcome 10:20-11:00- Brief summary about each organization 11:00-11:45- Guest Speaker and Q&A (to be announced) 11:45-12:00- Panel Q&A 12:00-1:00 Lunch (RSVP required $12.95 or $30 per family) or in browsing in Historic Perry 1:00-2:00 S.A.R. meeting and election of new officers Please RSVP As soon as possible to Mike Rowley1825 NW 129th StreetClive, Iowa 50325515-975-0498 MJR1825 (at) [...]

Show your support for deploying soldiers

Please take the time to read over the following article and check for a local send off ceremony to attend and send off our troops with the knowledge that they have the full support of those they protect. Full article: PDF File listing sendoff ceremonies: Thank you for your continued support!SPC. Scott RowleyIASSAR WebmasterOIF Veteran3655th CRC, Camp [...]

African American Revolutionary War Patriot Memorial

See the original article at “WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley that wouldhelp establish a memorial to honor free and enslaved African Americans whoserved or provided civilian assistance during the American Revolution hasreceived committee approval. Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Energy and National Resourcesfavorably reported the National Liberty Memorial Act. Grassley and SenatorChris Dodd sponsored the legislation which now must be considered by thefull Senate and House of Representatives. “The sacrifices of African Americans who served in the Revolutionary Warhave gone unnoticed for too long,” Grassley said. “Both freed and enslavedAfrican Americans, including Iowan Cato Mead, were instrumental in theindependence of this great nation, having served in militias and underGeneral Washington as soldiers and sailors.” The National Liberty Memorial would be located on the National Mall to honorthe more than 5,000 slaves and free African Americans who served or assistedduring the Revolutionary War. Grassley’s work to get the memorial built began when several young Iowanstook an interest in the effort and helped with the initial push for thememorial. No taxpayer dollars are used for memorials on the National Mall.This measure authorizes the National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to raise privatemoney for the new memorial. One [...]

Revolutionary War Veteran PICTURES!

Compatriots of Central Iowa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolutionand Brother of the Dodge Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the CivilWar, Just to prove how small a world this is, I thought you might enjoy anarticle from Life magazine that was written by Archibald MacLeish.  If theMacLeish name sounds familiar it is.  You might recall Barbara MacLeish wasthe driving force behind documenting Cato Mead as the only African AmericanRevolutionary War veteran buried in Iowa and she also was instrumental indocumenting Ebenezer Ayres as the 40th confirmed Revolutionary War Veteranburied in Iowa. This is an interesting article that links the Revolutionary War Veterans whowere still living in 1864 during the Civil War. I thought you might enjoy it. Life Magazine May 31, 1948 Mike RowleyProud member ofS.A.R  www.iowasar.orgSUVCW [...]

New Section

A new section has been added!  Please see the “Books” link on the right listed under “resources”.  Presently there is only one link so if you have any relevant links on books please feel free to send them along via the “Contact Us” link (last link under the Main Menu). [...]
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