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Sons of the American Revolution chapter recognizes member for service to veterans


Washington Crossing Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) honored member Timothy Ghebeles at the Oct. 10 chapter dinner meeting for his service to veterans and their families.

He performs Military Funeral Honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery and other cemeteries in the area. He plays taps at veterans’ funerals and at special events, including Memorial Day and Veterans Day events in the region.

The chapter held its Yorktown Victory Celebration dinner meeting Oct. 10, at the Continental Tavern in Yardley. This year marked the 242nd anniversary of General George Washington’s victory on Oct. 19, 1781.

Since becoming a member of the Washington Crossing Chapter in June 2017, Ghebeles has volunteered to perform Military Funeral Honors at 2,005 funerals. He has also played taps at numerous veteran events. He has driven close to 10,000 miles to and from those ceremonies.

Based on the hours volunteered and the miles driven, Ghebeles was awarded the SAR Service to Veteran’s medal in 2018. The Chapter awarded him three bronze oak leaf clusters for continued service in 2019 and 2020. He was awarded another bronze and a silver oak leaf cluster at this meeting for continuing to volunteer an extraordinary amount of time.

Ghebeles serves with Bugles Across America on the Pennsylvania and Washington Crossing Honor Team, Guardians of the National Cemetery at Washington Crossing National Cemetery and with the Bucks County Area Joint Veteran’s Service Officer Honor Team.

He played taps at the end of the meeting in remembrance of the unknown soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries across the country who have died in the line of duty.

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