The Night Before Cowan's Ford Dinner on January 27 2017
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Traditions begin with the first installment of an outstanding event. Traditions create new history and preserve memories of people and past events.
The Mecklenburg chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, is starting a new tradition with the SAR national event, the annual Commemoration of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford.
Our new tradition begins on Friday, January 27, 2017, beginning at 5:30pm with social mixing and a cash bar at the River Run Country Club,19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson, NC. Dinner service begins at 6:30pm. Admission is $37 per ticket.
This event will be a celebration of a new relationship between Davidson College, the Town of Davidson and the Sons of the American Revolution. We are cementing the historical bond between Revolutionary War hero General William Lee Davidson, Davidson College and the Town of Davidson into a night of honor, celebration, socializing and remembrance.
The invitees? You, your spouse, your friends, prospective new SAR members, DAR members, SR members, CAR members, local civic officials, Davidson College professors and officials, SAR officials and the general public.
Pomp and circumstance, new traditions and the reading of historical events that occurred the Night Before the Battle of Cowan's Ford will be revealed. Purchase tickets online here.
Dress is business casual or Revolutionary War attire. Admission is $37 per ticket. Plenty of free parking. For group information, please call Jay Joyce at 704-526-9548 or email email@example.com.
Our traditional hot coffee and biscuit breakfast begins at 9:00am with socializing inside the main church. Following breakfast, everybody will file inside the church for the service to begin at 10:00am.
Our guest speaker is author, novelist and screenwriter Robert Inman. He is the author of eight stage plays. His latest,Liberty Mountain, a story of the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain, is performed every summer in Kings Mountain, NC.
We will be unveiling a large granite and bronze monument honoring those Patriots buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. This will be the outdoor site where wreaths and honors will be presented.
HOTEL! Our official Cowan’s Ford Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntersville-Birkdale,
The Fort Dearborn (Chicago) Chapter will be holding quarterly genealogy meetings at the historical Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. The Newberry Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the nation which specialize in Chicago and Illinois history. During these events current and prospective Compatriots will be able to meet with the Fort Dearborn registrar and genealogist to complete their applications.
Annual President's Day Community Dinner with President Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President of the United States, joins us for our annual President's Day Community Dinner in Charlotte!
Prices and details to come. But save the date so you can attend one of the largest President's Day Dinners in the Southeast.
Historical actor Dennis Boggs presents an enlightening, informative, and educational look at the life of the 16th President as it might have been told by Abraham Lincoln himself. From Lincoln's birth in the wilderness of Kentucky to his early years in Indiana and Illinois... from storekeeper to self-taught lawyer and politician... through his years as President during the Civil War and his death at the hands of an assassin in Ford's Theater.
Mr. Boggs has researched countless books and papers and has diligently designed a presentation that encompasses fifty-six years of Abraham Lincoln's life.
Admission to the dinner and evening program with Mr. Lincoln is $28 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 RSVPDownload the paper RSVP form hereand please send your check, made payable to the Mecklenburg Chapter SAR, c/o Tom Phlegar, 7324 Marlbrook Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212-4770. For more information, please contact Jay Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org.
Large groups please contact Jay Joyce at email@example.com. Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis.
Please join us as we celebrate the 241st Anniversary 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 25-26, 2017 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 by10 Feb 2017. Seating is limited;reservations for the meal are required.
28396 Nc Highway 210
The cost will be $10 per person; reservations for the meal must be made withJohn Thornhill. Cell phone contact: (910) 284-0232
Overnight accomodations have been reserved at the Hampton Inn University Area in Wilmington. Reservations for the Inn may be made:
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 2-4, 2017
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 10, 2017. 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 16, 2017. The registration fee after this date will be $80.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: After the close of business on February 16, 2017: no refunds
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 RSVP’s MUSTbe received no later than close of day Monday, March 13th, 2017.
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, 2017.
A reception will be held in at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 17th – Hotel providing meeting suite #.
The ceremony will begin with a Procession from the side of the Visitor Center to the Nathanael Greene Monument precisely at 10:00 am. Wreathes 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 Sr. Vice President, NCSSAR 205 Goldleaf Dr Goldsboro, NC 27534-8007 919-738-6428