MIAMI VALLEY — The Honorable Judge Dennis Adkins was the keynote speaker at the Sons of the American Revolution, Washington’s Birthday banquet.
The Richard Montgomery Chapter, which hosted the event, represents the entire Miami Valley area including all of Miami County.
Judge Adkins spoke in front of the host members and invited guests from several Daughters of the American Revolution chapters in the area. His talk centered on the Veteran’s Treatment Court, which he began in 2013. This court, which he presides over, is designed to provide treatment and rehabilitation for veterans who have found themselves involved in the criminal justice system due to combat related problems. According to Adkins, Veterans Treatment Courts are tapping into the unique aspects of military and veteran culture and using it to the benefit of the veteran. Through these unique courts, those who served in our nation’s Armed Forces are allowed to participate in the treatment court process with their fellow veterans, re-instilling a sense of camaraderie that they felt while in the military. In addition to this role, Judge Adkins also is the honorary chairman of the Final Salute Society, which assures that no veteran is buried in Montgomery County without a representative at the grave site to receive the American flag for the veteran’s service to this country.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit charitable organization affiliated with the Ohio Society and National Society of SAR, whose members have proven ancestry to patriotic activity during the Revolutionary War and founding of the United States of America. The Richard Montgomery Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of the month (except for a summer break of July and August) at the Dayton Masonic Lodge, 2450 Riverview Road, Dayton. Potential programs and guests should call 335-7345 or email [email protected] for more information.