National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Ozark Mountain Chapter

of the
Sons of the American Revolution
Springfield, Missouri

The Ozark Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meets the third Saturday of each month (except August) at 9:00 a.m. at Room 108, Information Commons West, Ozarks Technical Community College, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield MO 65802. Each meeting includes pledges, a speaker, and business meeting. Wives and guests are welcome.

Contact J. Howard Fisk, President
Ph. 417-862-2900

Or Webmaster: Glenn Gohr
Ph. 417-865-0777

Chapter Mailing Address:
Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR
PO Box 1421
Springfield, MO 65801

Ozark Mountain Chapter Officers for 2017

President: J. Howard Fisk

Vice-President: George Swales

Secretary: Ken Lawrence

Treasurer/Registrar: Glenn Gohr

Chaplain: Dan Philbrick

Chancellor: Gary E. Bishop

Genealogist: Dan McMurray

Historian: Norman Knowlton

Newsletter Editor: Tom Sentman

Sergeant at Arms: Charles McMillan

Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR Member Web Pages

David N. Appleby�s Web Page:

Glenn Gohr's Genealogy Page:

Chapter Projects

Revolutionary War Soldiers

An ongoing project of the Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR has been locating and marking grave sites of Revolutionary War soldiers buried near Springfield, Missouri, and in the surrounding areas in Southwest Missouri. Currently we have researched and found record of 5 Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Greene County, and more than 40 soldiers total buried in the surrounding counties of Southwest Missouri. Each year we try to hold a ceremony to commemorate and mark at least one of these Revolutionary War graves. Most notably, William Freeman, is buried in the Springfield National Cemetery. For more information on Revolutionary War Soldiers in Southwest Missouri see that page at:

Color Guard

Another ongoing activity of our chapter is the color guard. Several of our members--Gerald McCoy (Ozark Mountain Chapter color guard commander), J. Howard Fisk, Timothy McCoy, Glenn Gohr, Dan McMurray, and Robert Grover--each have uniforms from the Revolutionary War period. Bob Grover is a dual member and is commander of the MOSSAR color guard. These uniforms have been worn at various parades and many other functions. The chapter color guard has marched in parades, presented colors at Revolutionary soldier grave marking ceremonies, officiated at funerals and other events, given several talks about the American Revolution to grade school children in Springfield, and has served as the color guard for the SMSU Lady Bears basketball games and the Springfield Lasers tennis matches. We hope to participate in more activities like this in the coming months. The chapter color guard is also participating in MOSSAR color guard events as well. See the Ozark Mountain Chapter Color Guard Activities Page at: and the MOSSAR Color Guard Page at for more information.

Contests and Recognition Programs For Youth

Ever since our chapter's founding in 1981, we have been involved in the Eagle Scout Program and the ROTC Program sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Also for many years, we have promoted two different essay contests and an oration contest which are part of the National Society SAR program. To see which contests for youth and recognition programs the Ozark Mountain Chapter is involved with, please go to Contests and Recognition Programs For Youth Page at

Other Activities

Our chapter has made a big showing at many of the MOSSAR Conventions. We have won awards for the Winona R. Yohe �Woman of the Year� Award, C. Lloyd Yohe Best Scrapbook Award, and for the Josiah Fogg Best Chapter Award several times.

Other Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR Web Pages

[rosette]Ozark Mountain Chapter SAR Page on the Greene County Historical Society Web Page

MOSSAR Web Pages

[rosette]Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (MOSSAR) Web Page

[rosette]Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard

NSSAR Web Pages

[starball]National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) Web Page

[starball]SAR Magazine Archive

[starball]Living History or Re-enactment Groups

[starball]SARtalk Listserver

[starball]General Information and Application Requirements

[starball]American Heritage Education Compact Disc Request

[starball]France�s Contribution to American Independence DVD

[starball]Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence [book]

[starball]The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865 [book]

[starball]Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War, Part 1 [book]

[starball]The Origins of the SAR

[starball]Our Goals

NSDAR Web Pages

[rosette]Rachel Donelson Chapter DAR Home Page

N.S.C.A.R. Web Pages

[rosette]National Society Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.)

GSSR Web Pages

[rosette]General Society Sons of the Revolution (GSSR)

Other Historical and Genealogical Sites Relating to the American Revolution

[rosette]The American Revolution: National Discussions of Our Revolutionary Origins (created by Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine)

[rosette]The National Museum of American History's Restoration of The Star Spangled Banner

[rosette]PBS's Liberty (online compilation of PBS TV documentary series)

[rosette]Star Spangled Banner manuscript on History Detectives)

[rosette]Valley Forge Muster Rolls Database

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Last updated February 15, 2017.

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