Monday, October 7, 2019

Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Day 2019 - 309th Birthday and 250th Anniversary Oath of Office Commemoration




Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Day 2019


Gov. Jonathan Trumbull 
(1710-1785)
309th Birthday Commemoration 

and

250th Anniversary of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull 
~ Connecticut's Revolutionary War "Rebel Governor" ~
taking the oath of office as Governor 
of Connecticut (1769-1784)

Sons of the American Revolution 
250th Anniversary of the American Revolution 
(2014-2033)


and

Chartering Ceremony and Inaugural Meeting
of the
Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch No. 13

October 5, 2019
War Office, Lebanon, Connecticut




Members of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution at the Gov. Jonathan Trumbull 309th Birthday Ceremony,
War Office, Lebanon, Connecticut, October 5, 2019



"that little building had to yield precedence only to Faneuil 
and Independence Halls as a cradle of American Liberty."[1]



On Saturday October 5, 2019 the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution were at the forefront of commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution at the War Office in Lebanon, Connecticut. This year marked the 250th Anniversary of Connecticut's Revolutionary War "Rebel Governor" Jonathan Trumbull taking the oath of office as Governor of Connecticut in 1769. Gov. Trumbull was the only patriot governor of the thirteen colonies to serve prior to, during, and after the American Revolution (1769-1784). This gave Connecticut a steady government leading up to, and throughout the Revolutionary War, which helped earn Connecticut the title of the Provision State. "The many sudden and urgent calls of Washington for men, money, and materials in the dark days of the Revolution were met in the old War Office with that promptness and adequacy which have given to our commonwealth the historical title of the Provision State."[2] Although unsourced, General George Washington is believed to have said, "But for Jonathan Trumbull, the war would not have been won."




It was also a special day because the CTSSAR chartered the newly formed Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was in attendance for the ceremonies.

Proclamations were issued by both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Lebanon, Connecticut officially proclaiming October 5, 2019 as Governor Jonathan Trumbull Day.








Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13 of the 
Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Chartering Ceremony and Inaugural Meeting



The Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13 CTSSAR chartered with over 60 charter members!



Copy of the Official Program









Members of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit of the 
Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution




Officially chartering the newly formed Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13
of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution




Presentation of the Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13 CTSSAR Charter by the President General 
of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 



The President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution swears 
in the officers of the Gov. Jonathan Trumbull Branch #13 of the Connecticut Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution























Gov. Jonathan Trumbull 309th Birthday Ceremony 
and
250th Anniversary of Jonathan Trumbull taking the oath of office as Governor of Connecticut (1769-1784)

Connecticut's Revolutionary War "Rebel Governor"















Musket salute by the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit of the 
Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution




Notes:

1. Among First Patriots, A Brief History of Lebanon, Connecticut, Russell Brooks Butler Barber, Ph.D., Town of Lebanon, Connecticut, 1971, pages 19-20.
2. The Lebanon War Office. The History of the Building, and Report of the Celebration at Lebanon, Conn., Flag Day, June 15, 1891., edited by Jonathan Trumbull, The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Press of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, Hartford, Conn., 1891, page 9.






The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 
have owned and maintained the War Office since 1891.