Maine Society News Archive
Fall Bulletin 2008
At the May 17, 2008 meeting of the Maine Society
of the Sons of
Revolution, we presented OFPA Diplomas to Paul E. Salisbury and Walter Dayton Salisbury.
Spring Bulletin 2008
From the left: Edmund Branch, Past SAR state President, presents Paul E. Salisbury, SAR 3rd. Vice President, with his framed OFPA Diploma. From the right: Ronald Newton, SAR state Registrar, presents W. Dayton Salisbury, SAR State President, with his framed OFPA Diploma. Maine Society.
Left: Maine Society OFPA Governor
Harry W. Kinsley, Jr., presented a wreath at
the annual ceremony honoring
Revolutionary War hero, General Henry
Knox, in Thomaston, ME, in July. It
marked the 20th consecutive time that
Kinsley had been present to represent one
or more of the patriotic societies that
participate. On the left is Renny A.
Stackpole, master of ceremonies, and a
former SAR Vice President General and
State Society President. On the right is
OFPA Associate Dean E. Jackson, Deputy
Governor, and, concurrently, Maine Society
SCW Deputy Governor. Kinsley, himself,
has been MESSAR President, State SCW
Governor and State OFPA Governor, concurrently,
and he believes that one way that
small Societies can survive is by
participating in working social
Former OFPA Governor General Robert
P. Vivian presented the Hinckley Cup for
2006 to Maine Society Governor Kinsley
at a “Navy Day” meeting at Bethel, ME.
Kinsley attributes the recent surge in Maine
Society membership to joint working
meetings with other Societies. At the Bethel
meeting, jointly sponsored with SCW, six
OFPA members were present. At the
meeting, however, which was attended by
about 40 people, four potential members
were identified. The Kinsley “formula”
includes keeping luncheon costs low and
providing an interesting program, with
speaker limited to 30 minutes, and allowing
time for people to mingle informally and
talk to each other.
Fall Bulletin 2007
In May, we had a small delegation who were invited to attend the annual meeting of the Maine chapter of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots! At their annual meeting, which I thought was “joint”, I was introduced, and excused from further participation. We had four members present, however, and they were also introduced.
In July, we were represented by a delegation of two at the annual celebration of the birthday of Henry Knox at Thomaston, where an appropriate wreath was placed on the General’s grave. In August, we had a delegation of two at a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Popham Colony.
Spring Bulletin 2002
Each year, on the third Saturday in July, the Thomaston, Maine Historical
Society and the Friends of Montpelier conduct a memorial service
and a patriotic ceremony to honor Major General Henry Knox, hero
of the Revolutionary War, and the first Secretary of War in President
Washington's Cabinet. These activities are conducted at the gravesite,
and at the nearby replica of his home, Montpelier, in Thomaston,
A large number of historic, patriotic, fraternal and hereditary
organizations participate by laying wreaths at the General's grave,
including the Order of Founders and Patriots. This year, the Society
was represented by Associate Harry W Kinsley Jr., Governor of
the Maine Society, who is shown above placing the wreath.