In July, the 128th annual National Congress of The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) convened in Houston, Texas. During the Recognition Awards Night, a local resident, Norman R. Freyer of Homossassa received the Col. Stewart Boone McCarty Award. This is a cash award to this compatriot who has best furthered the preservation of the United States History and its traditional teachings in our schools. At the September meeting of the Withlacoochee Chapter of the SAR, the award was presented to compatriot Freyer by chapter president Larry Sturgeon.
A watercolor painting by Compatriot Norman Freyer, entitled “The Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard”, has been accepted by the Slater Memorial Museum of Art, on behalf of the Norwich Historical Society
A watercolor painting by Compatriot Norman Freyer, entitled “The Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard”, has been accepted by the Slater Memorial Museum of Art, on behalf of the Norwich Historical Society, as part of their permanent collection. The museum is located on the campus of the Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT. The painting was completed in 2009 recognizing the 350th anniversary of the founding of the City of Norwich, CT, and the 278th birthday of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and who as president of the Second Continental Congress in 1781, became the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. The Foot Guard is pictured as it approached the newly refurbished tomb of Samuel Huntington. The uniforms of the Foot Guard were designed by Norwich native Benedict Arnold.