Patriot’s Day in Alamance County

May 19, 2018 / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5803 NC-62, Burlington, NC 27215, USA
Trooper of the NC Dragoons
Trooper of the NC Dragoons

Members of SAR, DAR, C.A.R., SR and other Patriotic/Historical Societies are hereby invited to participate in a formal wreath laying ceremony at Alamance Battleground at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 19, 2018 to commemorate Alamance County’s three 1781 Revolutionary Battles: Pyle’s Defeat, Clapp’s Mill and Lindley’s Mill, and the Pre-Revolutionary May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance.  This year’s event will be held as in the past at the Patriot’s Monument, Alamance Battleground State Park.  Color Guard units are encouraged to bring chapter and ceremonial flags and wear period uniforms or militia dress.  Dignitaries and representatives of patriotic societies are invited to present wreaths.

Those who arrive early are invited to tour the grounds.  There will be food sold at the site and for those who would prefer, lunch at the Cutting Board restaurant at 12:00 PM is always a great choice.  The Cutting Board restaurant is located along the Interstate-40 access road at EXIT #143 (intersection of I-40 with Highway 62).

Participants in the 2:00 pm wreath laying ceremony are requested to arrive at the Park Patriots’ Monument before 1:30 P.M. The NCSSAR combined Color Guard will lead the processional.

Directions to Alamance Battleground State Park are:  From Interstate-40 take Exit 143, then south on Highway 62 for approximately six miles, Alamance Battleground State Military Park entrance is on the right (GPS = 5803 North Carolina 62, Burlington, NC).

To include your unit’s recognition in the program, please furnish the following information by May 15, 2017 to:

Samuel C. Powell

PO Box 2104

Burlington, NC 27216-2104

Telephone:  (336) 227-3557

Patriots’ Day 2018 Invitation or E-mail:  sam@PowellEnt.com with

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