Previous Events
Silicon Valley Chapter
Sons of the American Revolutio
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2007  

May 26, 2007 - Military Vehicle Technology Foundation Tour - SVSAR scholarship fudraiser

The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF) tour was held at 1:00pm on Saturday,
May 26, 2007, at 3915 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, California, 94028.

The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation is one of the largest and most significant
collections of historical military vehicles in the world.  The goal of the foundation is to
acquire, restore, and interpret the historical significance of 20th & 21st century military
vehicles.  Domestic and foreign combat vehicles such as tanks, armored cars, self-propelled
artillery, and other technically interesting mobile platforms are the focus of the collection.  
The foundation also maintains an extensive technical library that describes many vehicles
down to the part level.  Aside from the vehicles, there are towed artillery, antitank, and
antiaircraft guns.  Military support equipment, inert ordnance, and accessories round out the
collection.

For more information, please view the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation event
announcement by clicking on the following link.   
2007-05-26 - Military Vehicle Technology
Foundation - Event Announcement

September 19, 2007 - Constitution Day

The Silicon Valley Chapter (SVSAR) was invited by Veterans Administration (VA) Chaplain
Marsha Davis (Palo Alto Chapter of the DAR) to assist with Constitution Day from 10:00am
to 2:30pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto
Health Care System (VAPAHCS), 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, California, 94304-1290.

Chaplain Marsha Davis collaborated with the Volunteer Service and a Recreation Therapist
for the Constitution Day, along with various lineage groups.  Those in Colonial and
Revolutionary costumes of the SVSAR Color Guard participated in a hospital-wide photo at
the American Eagle in front of Building 100.  On Constitution Day, September 17, 1787, only
one item of business occupied the agenda of the Continental Congress, which was to sign and
make official the Constitution of the United States of America.

November 11, 2007 - Veterans Day Parade

The 89th Annual Veterans Day Parade was held at 11:00 am on Sunday, November 11, 2007
at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.

Each year since 1919, the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County (UVC) has
conducted an Armistice Day Ceremony and produced a Veterans Day Parade with support
from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara.  The Parade, the largest Veterans Day
Parade in Northern California, honors all those who have served, and those who are
continuing to serve their country.

The Opening Ceremony for the Veterans Day Parade began on the 11th hour of the 11th day
of the 11th month with a memorial ceremony at Plaza Cesar de Chavez on Market Street in
honor of the 1918 Armistice of the “War to End All Wars”.

December 5, 2007 - Holiday Social

The December SVSAR Chapter Meeting was our last meeting of the year and was
immediately followed by the SVSAR Holiday Social.

The meeting was open to all SAR, DAR and CAR members, wives, children, friends and those
interested in the SVSAR Chapter.  The SVSAR Chapter Meeting had a shortened agenda.  
The SVSAR Holiday Social had non alcoholic eggnog and holiday refreshments.
2008

May 2, 2008 - Civil War Artifacts Collection Tour - youth scholarship fundraiser

The SVSAR toured an outstanding and impressive private collection of Civil War artifacts in
Saratoga, CA.  Following the tour there was a reception for the attendees at the nearby home
of one of the SVSAR compatriots.  Funds raised went to support SVSAR youth scholarship
programs.  The fundraising event was organized by SVSAR compatriot Jack Mallory.






May 26, 2008 - Memorial Day Observance

The SVSAR Color Guard was invited to participate in the 140th Memorial Day Observance at
10:30 am on Monday, May 26, 2008, at the San Francisco National Cemetery located in The
Presidio of San Francisco.

Color guardsmen from the San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters, along with other SAR
members and guests participated in the parade.  The parade began at 10:30 am at the corner
of Sheridan Street and Montgomery Street, proceeded along Sheridan Street, and ended at
the San Francisco National Cemetery.  The formal ceremony began at 11:00 am.



July 4, 2008 - Independence Day Observance

The seventh annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, July 4, 2008, at Saratoga’s
Azule City Park (behind Blue Hills School on Goleta Avenue near Sea Gull and across the
freeway from Kevin Moran Park).

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white,
and blue.  Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, hand bells, Sons of American
Revolution (SAR) in period dress and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to
honor the colonies, our freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was
a Family Patriotic Parade around the park, which will included small bikes, pets, strollers,
groups, adults, etc.  After the parade children received ice cream.

October 11, 2008 - Antique Music Machines and Scale Train Collection Tour - youth
scholarship fundraiser

The SVSAR toured an impressive private collection of antique music machines and a
collection of scale model trains including a rail system at the private home of one of our
SVSAR compatriots in Saratoga, CA.  Following the tour there was a reception for the
attendees at the home.  Funds raised went to support SVSAR youth scholarship programs.

November 11, 2008 - Veterans Day Parade

The 90th Annual Veterans Day Parade was held at 11:00 am on Sunday, November 11, 2008
at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.
2010

February 20, 2010 - SVSAR Chapter Meeting - Tour of U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier &
Museum, Alameda, CA (707 W. Hornet Avenue, Alameda, CA).

The February 2010 SVSAR Chapter Meeting was a tour of the U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier
and Museum at Alameda, CA.  Daughters of the American Revolution, District VI members
and their guests attended along with SVSAR members and their guests.

Time:  10:00 AM, met on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Hornet to begin the tour.  The tour of
the U.S.S. Hornet was lead by SVSAR member, retired Navy Captain and pilot, Jim Long who
has made 172 carrier landings and is a docent at the U.S.S. Hornet.  









Monday, May 31, 2010 - Memorial Day Celebration - Saratoga
The event began at the Memorial Arch, at the corner of Saratoga Avenue/Big Basin Way and
Sunnyvale-Saratoga/Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, with a wreath-laying and flag ceremony at 9:
30 AM. The group then walked-up Oak Street to Madronia Cemetery for a remembrance
ceremony at 10:00 AM.

Laurel sprays and American flags were placed on the graves of the military veterans by local
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H groups.

The Saratoga Foothill Club has organized this event since 1928 to honor the more than 850
war veterans buried at Madronia Cemetery, some dating as far back as the Civil War.

July 4, 2010 - Independence Day Observance

The ninth annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on July 4, 2010, at
Saratoga’s Kevin Moran City Park located on Sculley Avenue (adjacent to Highway 85, just
south of Prospect Road).  

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white,
and blue.  Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, Sons of American Revolution
(SAR) in period dress, and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to honor the
colonies, our freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was a Family
Patriotic Parade around the park, which included small bikes, pets, strollers, groups, adults,
etc.  After the parade children received an ice cream or an otter bar.  The dress was patriotic
casual and there was no charge.

August 29, 2010 - SAR & DAR Honoring Veterens Event - SVSAR scholarship fundraiser

Location:       Cupertino Memorial Park at Stevens Creek and Mary Ave, near the Citizens
Center, 21251 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, 95014.

Event:   The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Los
Gatos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a joint program to honor
veterans at the Veterans Memorial in Cupertino on Sunday, August 29th. 2010.

Program:   Formal program honoring veterans.  Reception followed adjacent to the Veterans
Memorial.  The fundraising event was organized by SVSAR compatriot Jack Mallory.

Web page for Cupertino Veterans Memorial         
http://cupertinoveteransmemorial.org

November 5th & 6th, 2010 - CASSAR 136th Fall Board of Manager's Meeting at the Santa
Clara Embassy Suites

Date:                          Friday, November 5th and Saturday November 6th, 2010

Location:                    Embassy Suites, 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Event:                         136th CASSAR Fall Board of Managers Meeting.  

The event included meetings Friday morning and afternoon, a Friday luncheon, meetings
Saturday morning and afternoon, a Saturday luncheon and a Saturday Banquet.  There were
also planned activities for spouses and family members.



November 11, 2010 - Veterans Day Parade

The 92nd Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 11,
2010 at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.
2012

March 31, 2012 - SVSAR Moffett Field History Museum Fund Raising Event

Event:   The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held a
scholarship fund raising event at the Moffett Field History Museum that included docent
guided tours of the Museum.  The event included lunch at the Moffett Field Golf Course
following the visit to the Museum.  In attendance at the event were approximately 80 people
with family and friends of SAR, DAR and CAR members.  Funds raised from the event went
to support SVSAR youth scholarship programs.  The fundraising event was organized by
SVSAR compatriot Jack Mallory.

July 4, 2012 - Independence Day Observance

The eleventh annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4, 2012, at
Saratoga’s Kevin Moran City Park located on Sculley Avenue (adjacent to Highway 85, just
south of Prospect Road).  

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white,
and blue.  Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, Sons of American Revolution
(SAR) in period dress, and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to honor the
colonies, our freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was a Family
Patriotic Parade around the park, which included small bikes, pets, strollers, groups, adults,
etc.  After the parade children received an ice cream.  

November 11, 2012 - Veterans Day Parade

The 94th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San
Jose on Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.

Each year since 1919, the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County (UVC) has
conducted an Armistice Day Ceremony and produced a Veterans Day Parade with support
from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara.  The Parade, the largest Veterans Day
Parade in Northern California, honors all those who have served, and those who are
continuing to serve their country.

The Opening Ceremony for the Veterans Day Parade began on the 11th hour of the 11th day
of the 11th month with a memorial ceremony at Plaza Cesar de Chavez on Market Street in
honor of the 1918 Armistice of the “War to End All Wars”.

December 8, 2012 - Holiday Social

The December SVSAR Chapter Meeting was our last meeting of the year and was
immediately followed by the SVSAR Holiday Social.

The meeting was open to all SAR, DAR and CAR members, wives, children, friends and those
interested in the SVSAR Chapter.  The SVSAR Chapter Meeting had a shortened agenda.  
The SVSAR Holiday Social included holiday refreshments.
2011

July 4, 2011 - Independence Day Observance

The eleventh annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4, 2010, at
Saratoga’s Kevin Moran City Park located on Sculley Avenue (adjacent to Highway 85, just
south of Prospect Road).  

Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, Sons of American Revolution (SAR) in
period dress, and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to honor the colonies, our
freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was a Family Patriotic
Parade around the park, which included small bikes, pets, strollers, groups, adults, etc.

November 11, 2011 - Veterans Day Parade

The 93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 11,
2011 at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.
2009

May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day Observance

The SVSAR Color Guard was invited to participate in the 141st Memorial Day Observance at
10:30 am on Monday, May 25, 2009, at the San Francisco National Cemetery located in The
Presidio of San Francisco.

Color guardsmen from the San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters, along with other SAR
members and guests were invited to participate in the parade.  The parade began at 10:30 am
at the corner of Sheridan Street and Montgomery Street, proceeded along Sheridan Street,
and ended at the San Francisco National Cemetery.  



July 4, 2009 - Independence Day Observance

The eighth annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at
Saratoga’s Azule City Park (behind Blue Hills School on Goleta Avenue near Sea Gull and
across the freeway from Kevin Moran Park).

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white,
and blue.  Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, hand bells, Sons of American
Revolution (SAR) in period dress and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to
honor the colonies, our freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was
a Family Patriotic Parade around the park, which will included small bikes, pets, strollers,
groups, adults, etc.  After the parade children received an ice cream or an otter bar.  The
dress was patriotic casual, and there was no charge.

November 11, 2009 - Veterans Day Parade

The 91st Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 11,
2009 at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.







December 5, 2009 - Holiday Social

The December SVSAR Chapter Meeting was our last meeting of the year and was
immediately followed by the SVSAR Holiday Social.

The meeting was open to all SAR, DAR and CAR members, wives, children, friends and those
interested in the SVSAR Chapter.  The SVSAR Chapter Meeting had a shortened agenda.  
The SVSAR Holiday Social had non alcoholic eggnog and holiday refreshments.
2006  

February 12, 2006 - 1776 The Musical - SVSAR Scholarship fundraiser

A fundraising event was held to attend 1776 The Musical performed by the West Valley Light
Opera Association at the Saratoga Civic Theater.  Proceeds from the SVSAR event went to
fund the SVSAR De Anza College patriotic essay scholarship.  The fundraising event was
organized by SVSAR compatriot Jack Mallory.



2005  

June 26, 2006 - SVSAR Backyard BBQ - SVSAR Scholarship fundraiser

A back yard BBQ fundraising event and social was held at the Saratoga home of former
SVSAR President, Don Miller.  Proceeds from the SVSAR event went to fund the SVSAR De
Anza College patriotic essay scholarship.  The fundraising event was organized by SVSAR
compatriot Jack Mallory.


2003  

July 13, 2003 - George 'M' The Musical - SVSAR Scholarship fundraiser

A fundraising event was held to attend George 'M' The Musical performed by the West Valley
Light Opera Association at the Saratoga Civic Theater.  The musical was about musical
legend George M. Cohan.  Proceeds from the SVSAR event went to fund the SVSAR De Anza
College patriotic essay scholarship.  The fundraising event was organized by SVSAR
compatriot Jack Mallory.
2013

July 4, 2013 - Independence Day Observance

The twelfth annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the birth of America and our
freedoms, was celebrated from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 4, 2013, at
Saratoga’s Kevin Moran City Park located on Sculley Avenue (adjacent to Highway 85, just
south of Prospect Road).  

Children and adults were encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white,
and blue.  Activities included a band, singing, choir, dance, Sons of American Revolution
(SAR) in period dress, and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to honor the
colonies, our freedoms and our soldiers.  Following the ringing of the bell there was a Family
Patriotic Parade around the park, which included small bikes, pets, strollers, groups, adults,
etc.  After the parade children received an ice cream.  

November 11, 2013 - Veterans Day Parade

The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Parade began at 12:00 noon in downtown San
Jose on Delmas Street and ended at San Carlos Street.

Each year since 1919, the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County (UVC) has
conducted an Armistice Day Ceremony and produced a Veterans Day Parade with support
from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara.  The Parade, the largest Veterans Day
Parade in Northern California, honors all those who have served, and those who are
continuing to serve their country.

The Opening Ceremony for the Veterans Day Parade began on the 11th hour of the 11th day
of the 11th month with a memorial ceremony at Plaza Cesar de Chavez on Market Street in
honor of the 1918 Armistice of the “War to End All Wars”.
December 6, 2014 - SVSAR Holiday Social

The December SVSAR Chapter Meeting is our last meeting of the year will include the
SVSAR Holiday Social.

The meeting is open to all SAR, DAR and CAR members, wives, children, friends and those
interested in the SVSAR Chapter.  The SVSAR Chapter Meeting will have a shortened
agenda.  The SVSAR Holiday Social includes holiday refreshments.
JULY 4, 2014

Independence Day Observance - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The thirteenth annual Saratoga Independence Day Observance, the  birth of America and our
freedoms, is to be celebrated from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm on Friday, July 4, 2014, at
Saratoga’s Kevin Moran City Park located on Scully Avenue (adjacent to Highway 85, just
south of Prospect Road.    Band music will start at 9:00.

Children and adults are encouraged to decorate their bikes and their pets with red, white, and
blue.  Activities include the McCartysville Band band, singing, choir, Sons of American
Revolution (SAR) in period dress, American historical characters, youth writing contest
winners,and the ringing our Liberty Bell thirteen (13) times to honor the colonies, our
freedoms and our soldiers.  

Following the ringing of the bell there will be a Family Patriotic Parade around the park,
which includes small bikes, pets, strollers, groups, adults, etc.  After the parade children
receive popsicles.  The dress is patriotic casual.  For information see City of Saratoga web-site.

Shade is provided for seniors and handicapped. This event is free of charge..
MAY 26, 2014 - MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION - SARATOGA

9:30 AM

The event begins at the Memorial Arch, at the corner of Saratoga Avenue/Big Basin Way and
Sunnyvale-Saratoga/Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, with a wreath-laying and flag ceremony at
9:30 AM. The group will then walkup Oak Street to Madronia Cemetery for a remembrance
ceremony at 10:00 AM.

Laurel sprays and American flags will be placed on the graves of the military veterans by
local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H groups.

The Saratoga Foothill Club has organized this event since 1928 to honor the more than 850
war veterans buried at Madronia Cemetery, some dating as far back as the Civil War.
APRIL 2014

April 11th - 12th, 2014 - CASSAR 139th Annual Meeting of the Membership in Sacramento
Riverfront Promenade Embassy Suites Hotel.

November 11, 2014 - Veterans Day Parade

The 96th Annual Veterans Day Parade will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 11,
2014 at Delmas Street, San Jose.  The Parade begins at 12:00 noon in downtown San Jose on
Delmas Street and ends at San Carlos Street.

Each year since 1919, the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County (UVC) has
conducted an Armistice Day Ceremony and produced a Veterans Day Parade with support
from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara.  This year’s Parade, the largest
Veterans Day Parade in Northern California, honors all those who have served, and those
who are continuing to serve their country.

The Opening Ceremony for the Veterans Day Parade begins on the 11th hour of the 11th day
of the 11th month with a memorial ceremony at Plaza Cesar de Chavez on Market Street in
honor of the 1918 Armistice of the “War to End All Wars”.

November 7 & November 8, 2014 - California State Society SAR 140th Fall Board of
Manager's Meeting at the Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma, CA (see the CASSAR website
for details and registration form: www. californiasar. org).
July 18 - 23, 2014

The 124th NSSAR Congress in Greenville, SC.
December 13, 2014

Wreaths Across America - Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA  8:45 AM.  A
contingent of the SVSAR Color Guard will be participating in the ceremony.  If interested in
participating, please contact SVSAR Color Guard Commander, Chris Palmer (see governance
page for Chris Palmer's contact information).

Wreaths Across America - Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, CA  (Note: There will be no
Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Madronia Cemetery in December 2014)
May 3, 2014 - SVSAR Tour of the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation  10:00 AM

May 3, 2014 - Military Vehicle Technology Foundation Tour - SVSAR scholarship fundraiser.  
The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF) tour is to be held at 10:00 AM on
Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3915 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, California, 94028.The Military
Vehicle Technology Foundation is one of the largest and most significant collections of
historical military vehicles in the world. The goal of the foundation has been to acquire,
restore, and interpret the historical significance of 20th and 21st century military vehicles.
Domestic and foreign combat vehicles such as tanks, armored cars, self-propelled artillery,
and other technically interesting mobile platforms are the focus of the collection. The
foundation also maintains an extensive technical library that describes many vehicles down to
the part level. Aside from the vehicles, there are towed artillery, antitank, and antiaircraft
guns. Military support equipment, inert ordnance, and accessories round out the collection.

For more information, please view the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation event
announcement by clicking on the following link.
2014-05-03 - Military Vehicle Technology
Foundation - Event Announcement.