On May 13 at noon, the Mecklenburg Chapter will be supporting the Clear Creek Militia Chapter of the DAR at a grave marking for Revolutionary Patriot Captain Matthew Stewart. Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227.
On Friday, May 19, the annual ceremony for the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence will take place at the corner of Trade & Tryon in Uptown Charlotte beginning at noon. To participate, please contact Jay Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 20, 2017 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
For wreath presenters, Presenter’s Name: _________________________________________ Office/Title of presenter: _____________________________________________________ Organization/State/Chapter: __________________________________________________
SAR, DAR, CAR, and SR societies and chapters are invited to participate in a formal wreath laying ceremony at the Park’s US Monument beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Participants desiring to present wreaths must deliver them to the Park no later than 10:00 a.m., May 27th, to label and arrange them.
All compatriots are encouraged to wear period dress (Continental or Militia). Wreaths may be dedicated to a unit or group of patriots or an individual patriot. To ensure all participants are recognized in the celebration program, it is requested you complete and MAIL your intent for my receipt no later than May 22nd to:
The Catawba Valley Chapter in unison with the Salisbury Chapter will sponsor a Patriot Grave Marking on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 11:00 AM. Location is the Old Fourth Creek Burying Ground 114 West End Avenue, Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.