Our chapter was chartered in 1995, and has been very active since the start. Geographically we represent Colorado from the Denver Metro Area north to the Wyoming state line. The bulk of our membership streches from Greeley west through Loveland and Ft. Collins. We do have several members residing in Longmont and through the northern suburbs of Westminster, Louisville, Boulder and into the foothills.
We have a mixed age group of members from retired, active military, to those working "regular" jobs. Additionally, we have seven Junior members (under 18 years old). Each of us shares a passion for Patriotism, Education, Participation, and Genealogy.
We are the most active chapter in the state of Colorado with meetings, service projects at the Veterans Plaza in Ft. Collins, and other events - eleven times in 2016. Recently eight of us marched in "The 4th in Firestone" parade. We won the First Place Award for Best Patriotic Unit. In addition to parades we honor Eagle Scouts, ROTC & JROTC Cadets (21 in 2016), and organizations for proper dispplay of the American Flag. Lastly, we actively visit schools and groups presenting "The SAR Patriot Chest" program (31 times in 2016).
We have grown so much in the past three years that we outgrew our meeting place in Loveland, and have relocated to the Johnson's Corner restaurant toward Loveland (Exit #254 on I-25) for the remainder of 2017.
Please reach out to any of our officers to answer any questions on how to visit and become involved.
Patriotically, Denny Hopper, President 2017
2017 Calendar of Events
January 14..............2016 officer installation, Program planing for the year
March 11 ...............Program - Johnson's Corner - regular mtg.
May 13 ................. Program - Johmson's Corner - regular meeting
May 29 ................. Memorial Day Event - Ft. Collins Plaza - TBD
No regular meetings June, July, August
July 4 .................... March in Firestone Parade (our fourth year)
September 9 ...........Program - Johnson's Corner - regular mtg.
October 7 ............... Hosting COSSAR BOM Meeting - Johnson's Corner
December 9 ............Program - Johnson's Corner - regular mtg.
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.- Benjamin Franklin
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. - John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -
"One thing our Founding Fathers could not forsee... was a nation governed by professinal politicians who had a vested interest in getting reeltected. They probably envisioned a fellow serving a couple of hitches and then looking...forward to getting back to the farm."
2014 Chapter Activities
December 8, 2012, Sharon Danhauer - Loveland Historical Society
Chapter's September 2011 Meeting
James Barker, commander of the Sons of Union Veterans (program speaker)
Newest chapter members being introduced - left to right - Compatriot George Smith, new members Dennis Hopper & Larry Stumpp, Compatriot Tom Brown
Chapter's October 2010 Meeting
Compatriots Joe Summers (left), George Smith, & Jan Housley
Marilyn Fishburn as "Abigail Adams"
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION VISITS THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
March 2009 - Washington State Pearl Harbor Survivor Association Member, Donald Green, spoke to the Longs Peak Chapter of his experience during the December 7, 1941 attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Don served aboard the USS Pyro AE-1 (ammunition ship) during this attack.
In December of 1776, General George Washington and General Nathanael Greene were headquartered in Pennsylvania near the Deleware River. At this place General Greene ordered that a rising sun be painted over the fireplace mantle within his headquarters. Days later, on Christmas night of 1776, American troops crossed the Deleware River and secured the beginnings of America's freedom at the battles of Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey.
On December 7, 1941, the rising sun, painted upon enemy military aircraft, appeared over the shores of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The endurance of these survivors through the attack upon Pearl Harbor, and their crossing of the Pacific waters in victory during World War II helped to secure America's continued freedom. - Jon SInatra, 2009 President
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation - the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live." - Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces WWII
LPC President Jon Sinatra, presents award to Survivor Donald Green, for his presentation.
April 2009 - In period dress, Longs Peak Chapter Vice President, Jan Housley, gave a presentation regarding the American Revolution. Vice President Housley, also received the National Society Sons of the American Revolution Military Service Medal for his service in Southeast Asia. Also at this meeting, LPC guest news reporter John Karr, provided a COSSAR/LPC write up in the north area news. Please click photo to enlarge image
Westminster Armed Forces Memorial Garden
The 2008 & 2009, Westminster Armed Forces Memorial Garden brick dedication for the Longs Peak Chapter and Longs Peak Chapter Member, William (Bill) Barnard.
Etched in stone for the ages, the Longs Peak Chapter/SAR and Bill Barnard's stones, proudly shine within the United States Merchant Marine area of this memorial garden. In 1945, Bill enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served aboard an auxillary ship in the Okinawa campaign during WWII. click on photo to enlarge image
September 2009 - Longs Peak Chapter Member William Crowley, in period dress, gave a presentation regarding 19th century Forts. Bill described the efforts of Colorado pioneer's that shaped Northern Colorado during this time.
Longs Peak Chapter/COSSAR Color Guard and DAR & CAR Members
Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade
Jul 21, 2007 - Members of the color guard from both the Longs and Pikes Peak chapters of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution prepare to march with the Northern Colorado Fife and Drum in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade on Saturday, July 21, 2007. The entire party was well received by viewers along the one and a half mile parade route as the Fife and Drum played marching tunes of the colonial period. Afterwards, SAR members participated with the Fife and Drum in black powder firing demonstrations with the public nearby at the Fort Russell encampment hosted by and on Warren Air Force Base. The entire day was great fun for all. For more information about the Northern Colorado Fife and Drum Corps, click on the photo (left) to watch their video.