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Our own Kim Harrison has been awarded the Martha Washington Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at its 123rd annual Congress in Kansas City, MO. The medal is gold in color and bears a portrait of Martha Washington on the front within the inscription “SAR Martha Washington Award.” It is suspended from a chest ribbon of the SAR colors and accompanied by a certificate, which should be embossed and presented with the medal.
Kim is the Senior Institutional Account Executive, based in our Provo (UT) headquarters. A native of Michigan, she is a past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council. She was instrumental in securing a $180,000 three-year renewable grant to fund the SAR’s Operation Ancestor Search, a free program that teaches genealogical research to wounded warriors in military hospitals and medical centers across the country.
The SAR operates the program through its state societies and 535 local chapters across the nation. In addition to funding the OAS program’s administrative costs, Ancestry.com also provides free subscriptions to its online databases, software and other related materials to the program participants.
The Martha Washington Medal is the highest honor that the SAR can bestow upon a woman in recognition of her outstanding service who is not a Daughter of the American Revolution(DAR), and we are extremely proud of Kim for receiving this honor.