posted on 11/16/11
Saint Joseph's College Recognized by Sons of the American Revolution
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2011, the Sons of the American Revolution recognized Saint Joseph's College with a certificate of recognition for appropriately displaying the American flag 24/7. SJC President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg was on hand to accept the certificate from Simon Kenton Chapter President Craig Jackson and SJC Professor of Chemistry Dr. Rob Pfaff, who serves at the chapter's secretary and treasurer.
The Sons of the American Revolution was organized in 1889 and chartered by Congress in 1906. There are now chapters in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and six foreign countries. The main goal of the organization is to teach about and honor American heritage. Activities include working with Scouts on merit badges, sponsoring essay and oration contests, and locating and documenting graves of patriots.
"The tie-in to Veterans Day is perfect because the first American veterans were Revolutionary War soldiers," said Pfaff. "As with all holidays celebrating patriotism, we are reminded of the many sacrifices our veterans made."
Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 26 majors, 4 group majors, 28 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of 1,100 students.
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