Kendall Abbott of the Sons of Liberty Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution received the Patriot Medal last week from the Georgia society during the group’s state conference.
The Patriot Medal is awarded only by a state society and is the highest award given for service at the state level.
During the past 10 years, Abbott helped to start the Sons of Liberty Chapter, which covers the Powder Springs, Hiram and Dallas areas.
He also created and presented a patriotism program to more than 40,000 area high school students, covering the history and need for respect of the American Flag, National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
During these programs, guest speakers have included the lieutenant governor, state superintendent of schools, state attorney general, U.S. senators and representatives, authors and several military personnel. Abbot has helped to foster several other programs in the area, including the support of the high school JROTC programs in west Cobb, Paulding and Douglas counties and fourth-grade elementary school classes.
Abbott has received numerous awards for his service, including the National Society Colonel Stewart Boone McCarthy award, which is presented to one member a year for outstanding educational services.
In addition to schools, Kendall has made presentations to several area churches and worked closely with local veterans’ organizations.