According to the bronze plaque atop Battle Monument Hill, the Battle of Kettle Creek was one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War in Georgia. Andrew Pickens later wrote that Kettle Creek "was the severest check and chastisement the Tories ever received in South Carolina or Georgia." He should know - he fought in all the major battles in both states.
To celebrate this historical event, the City of Washington, Georgia stages the "Revolutionary Days" events, including a viewing of the "Battle of Kettle Creek" video at Mary Willis Library. This is an excellent interpretation of the battle and gives a visitor a thorough background of the events that occurred on February 14, 1779. Afterwards, there is a Grand Parade around Washington Square, then a visit to the Battle Site. It just so happened that this year's event was hindered by the presence of a light rain, so the Memorial Ceremony was moved inside the Pope Community Center. That didn't stop the Patriotic Organizations from showing up in the hundreds to particpate in the remembrance: the official program listed 95 presenters!