25 Aug 2014

CHS Sophomore Installed as State President of the Louisiana Society Children of the American Revolution

CHS sophomore, William Martin, was installed as the state president of the Louisiana Society Children of the American Revolution at the 43rd Annual South Central Regional meeting in Austin, Texas, on July 26, 2014.

The Children of the American Revolution is the nationí´s oldest and largest patriotic youth organization and offers membership to anyone under the age of 22, lineally descended from someone who serves in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution.

It is traditional for the state president to have a state project. Martiní´s state project is entitles, íÍTouch and See.íñ He will permanently place a bronze Braille American Flag at the Louisiana War Veterans Home located in Jackson, La. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is estimated that by 2020 there will be over one million blind veterans in the U.S. The Braille American Flag is a fully tactile graphic accompanied with a user key that aids the blind in denoting the orientation, and colors of the American flagí´s stripes, stars and blue field. It also contains the Pledge of Allegiance in raised print and grades one and two Braille.

The objectives of the organization are to acquire knowledge of American History; preserve and restore places of historical importance associated with men and women who forwarded American Independence; to honor the memories of the men, women and children who rendered service to the cause of the American Revolution; to promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries; to honor and cherish the Flag of the United States of America above every other flag and to love, uphold and extend the principals of American liberty and patriotism.