The Mecklenburg chapter and the North Carolina SAR invite you to attend the 237th Anniversary of the historic Battle of Cowan's Ford held at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Our traditional "biscuit and coffee" breakfast begins at 9:00am with the actual ceremony beginning at 10:00am inside the church. Following a brief indoors ceremony, we move outside at the new SAR historical marker to honor the Patriots buried at Hopewell Presbyterian, including Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the battle.
**New This Year!**
You will drop off your wreaths outside with the Boy Scouts at the cemetery. Then you will park and walk inside the Gymnasium (look for signs) to register your wreath, drink hot coffee and eat biscuits.
Our speaker this year is Steve Lundeen, Sr. Instructor and Shoot Boss, with Project Appleseed. Project Appleseed is a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans Association) who are committed to upholding the values and principles of America’s founding fathers. Steve will deliver an emotional and engaging message to all attendees!
President's Day Community Dinner with Thomas Jefferson
Event Date & Time
The Mecklenburg chapter will welcome back Thomas Jefferson as our special President’s Day Community Dinner speaker on February 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel.
Historical actor Bill Barker presents an enlightening, informative and educational look at the life of the 3rd U.S. President as it might have been told by Mr. Jefferson himself. Mr. Barker brought Thomas Jefferson to us 5 years ago as our very first President's Day Dinner guest.
For more information on full table sales, or ticket requests for larger group sizes, please contact Jay Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-526-9548. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Admission to the dinner and evening program with Mr. Jefferson is $29 per person or $15 for children's dinner and open to all ages, individuals and organizations. You must have a paid reservation to attend. To RSVP Download the paper RSVP form here and please send your check, made payable to the Mecklenburg Chapter SAR, c/o Tom Phlegar, 7324 Marlbrook Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212-4770. For entire table reservations, group tickets and more information, please contact Jay Joyce at email@example.com.
Please join us as we celebrate the Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, the 1st Patriot victory during the war for Independence. Activities will include musket and cannon demonstrations throughout both days, as well as demonstrations of colonial trades such as blacksmithing, candle dipping, spinning, cooking, gardening, powder horn making, colonial toys and games, live music, and much more. For up to date information, please follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/moorescreeknps. The event is FREE and activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 2018 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
The combined North Carolina SAR Color Guard and North Carolina DAR chapters will commence a memorial walk on Saturday February 25 starting at the visitor’s center at 10:00 AM. There will be wreaths presented at the Women’s Momunment, at the Moore Monument, at the Loyalist Monument and finally at the Patriot John Grady Monument.
Vendors will be available for lunch at the Battleground. In addition, around 11:30 AM following the event a fund-raising lunch will be served at the Currie Community Baptist Church. The cost will be $10 per person; reservations for the meal must be made with John Thornhill by7 Feb 2018. Cell phone contact: (910) 284-0232. Seating is limited;reservations for the meal are required.
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The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge- February 27, 1776
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, fought between North Carolina Patriot and Loyalist militia forces, demonstrates the bitter internal divisions that marked the American Revolution. The Loyalist, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge, nearly a thousand North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. Expecting to find only a small Patriot force, the Loyalist advanced across the bridge. Shots rang out and 30 to 70 Loyalist lay wounded or dead, including Lt. Col. Donald McLeod, who led the charge. Stunned, outgunned, and leaderless, some of the Loyalist surrendered, while others retreated in confusion.
Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge. The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled a full-scale British invasion of the South for nearly four years. The resulting Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, instructed North Carolina’s delegates the Continental Congress to vote for independence; it was the first American colony to take such action.
It is my pleasure to invite you to the Spring Leadership Conference/Trustees Meeting which will be held at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky on March 1-3, 2018
National committees will meet on Thursday and Friday. It is the responsibility of each chairman to notify committee members of the time and place of their meeting, and I anticipate that the schedule of meeting times and places will be posted on the web site. The Trustees meet on Saturday morning where reports will be presented by national officers and committee chairmen.
Please note: Officers and Committee Chairmen - your written report has to be in the office no later than close of business on February 9, 2018. The report form can be found on the SAR website. Send them to Debbie Smalley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dinner banquets are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings for your social pleasure.
For those interested in accommodations at the Brown Hotel, I recommend that reservations (Reservation Desk or 1-502-583-1234) be scheduled immediately as the space there is limited. Other hotels, inns, and motels are available but if you plan to stay at the Brown Hotel you should identify yourself as an SAR member for a special room rate.
For additional information contact Debbie Smalley ( 502-588- 6123 or email@example.com).
Sincerely, Don Shaw Executive Director
Late Registration: After the close of business on February 15, 2018 The registration fee after this date will be $80.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: After the close of business on February 22, 2018: no refunds
The 237thAnniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
March 17th, 2017 10:00 o’clock AM
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, NC
The North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a ceremony in remembrance of the men who fought and died in this pivotal battle of the American Revolution. The keynote speaker will be announced later.
In order for all presenters to be listed in the program,all RSVPs MUSTbe received no later than close of day Monday,March 12th, 2018.
Online RSVP or Hard copy RSVPto be mailed to: George K. Strunk, President, NC SAR President, NC SAR 205 Goldleaf Dr Goldsboro, NC 27534-8007
The Headquarters Hotel for the North Carolina Society will be:
Reservations may be made by contacting the hotel, identifying identifying yourself as an SAR member to obtain the group rate.
The cut-off date for reservations is February 27, 2018.
A reception will be held in at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 16th – Hotel meeting suite #203-205.
The ceremony will begin with a Procession from the side of the Visitor Center to the Nathanael Greene Monument precisely at 10:00 am. Wreaths should be presented to the Visitor’s Center no later than 9:30 am to allow the Park Service time to transport them over to the monument.
Mr. George Strunk President, NC SAR 205 Goldleaf Dr Goldsboro, NC 27534-8007 919-738-6428
Following the event there will be a dutch treat gathering at Tripps Restaurant, 1605 Highwoods Blvd, Greensboro, NC. From the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, follow New Garden Road for 2.4 miles and turn left at the stoplight on Highland Circle.
The 242nd Anniversary Celebration of the Adoption of the Halifax Resolves will be held Wednesday, April 12th at 10:30 am on the site of the Colonial Courthouse on Market St. adjacent to the Historic Halifax Visitors Center located at 25 St. David St. in Halifax, NC. President-General Larry T. Guzy will be the keynote speaker.
A weapons check will be conducted at 10:15. Weapons not inspected at this time will not be allowed on the field.
A luncheon will be held at the Halifax United Methodist Church, 150 S. King St. in Halifax at 12:00 pm. The cost of the meal will be $12.00. RSVP’s will be required NLT April 9th.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke Rapids, 111 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (Exit 171 I-95). The telephone number is: 252-519-2333. The rooms are $89.00 + tax. You must specify when the reservation is made that you are a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Check-in: 11 April, Check-out 12 April.Reservation must be made by 5 April. Reservations after that time will be on a space available status.Point of contact for lodging questions is Ken Wilson at 252-537-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Reception is being planned for 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11th at the hotel followed by a Dutch Treat dinner at Ralph’s Barbecue, 1400 Julian Allsbrook Highway, Weldon, NC at 6:00 pm.
A luncheon will be held following the ceremony at the Halifax United Methodist Church, 150 South King St. in Halifax, NC. The price of the luncheon will be $12.00 per person. All RSVPs must be received by April 9th for the meals and to be listed on the program.
242nd Anniversary Celebration of the Adoption of the Halifax Resolves
Name of Society/Chapter/Individual______________________________________ Present wreath? Yes____ No____ Presenter_________________________________ Will your Color Guard attend? Yes____ How Many? ____ No____ Will you attend the Luncheon? Yes____ No___ If yes, how many lunches are required? _______ Amount enclosed: $_________ (you can save this form after completion and email it to email@example.com and send the check for lunch by the US Mail to the address below.) Make checks payable to: “The Halifax Resolves Chapter NCSSAR”
Steve Avent, Secretary/Treasurer PO Box 1221 Kitty Hawk, NC 27932
Phone: (252) 955-2103 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Participants are encouraged to register by email using the email address above.