The DeSoto Trace Chapter, Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in Hot Springs presented a certificate of patriotism to Dr. Brian D. Jackson of Jackson Allergy & Asthma Clinic for his proper display of the American Flag. Pictured are Arkansas Society Vice President Charles McLemore, Dr. Jackson, DeSoto Trace Chapter President Gene Rasure, Dale Lovell, and Jimmie Weber. (Photo by Rick Martin 10/14/20)
Members of the Hot Springs DeSoto Trace Chapter of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution recently met with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution making plans for celebrating Constitution Week in area schools next month. Attending in period dress were DeSoto Trace President Gene Rasure, Arkansas Society Vice President Charles McLemore, DeSoto Trace member Bob Bass and Secretary Jimmie Weber. (Photo by Rick Martin) 8/19/2020
DeSoto Trace Chapter members Gary Williams, Bob Bass, Charles McLemore and Jimmie Weber presented a certificate to the the Alliance Rubber Company in Hot Springs for their patriotism and display of a very large and beautiful American flag on Hwy 270 Bypass. Pictured are McLemore, Williams, Bass, Richard Spencer, Research Director, Bonnie Spencer Swazye, President, Weber, and Trevor Hamilton, Production. The American flag measures 80 ft x 40 ft and is 130 ft high. 9/4/2019. #alliancerubber
Patriot Grave Marking
Members of two chapters of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution will mark the grave of Revolutionary War soldier Asher Bagley Sr. on April 8 at the Old Union Cemetery in Saline County. Preparing for the memorial event are, from left, David James Hoss Sr. of Rose Bud, Bagley’s third great-grandson, past state SAR president and past president of the Casimir Pulaski Chapter, SAR; Larry Huntzinger of Hot Springs Village, treasurer, DeSoto Trace SAR Chapter; Charles McLemore of Joplin in Montgomery County, president, DeSoto Trace SAR Chapter; and Jimmie Weber of Diamondhead, secretary, DeSoto Trace SAR Chapter. ( Matt Johnson )
Asher Bagley Sr. served in the American Revolution as a private in the first New Jersey Regiment. Following the war, he settled in Saline County in about 1828 near the community known as Bland. He is buried in the Old Union Cemetery in that community.
His third great-grandson, David James Hoss Sr. of Rose Bud in White County, and other members of the Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution will remember Bagley in a grave-marking ceremony at 11 a.m. April 8 at the Old Union Cemetery.