• President’s Piece August 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    I have had a lot of travel this month for both personal as well as North Carolina SAR activities.  The month started with a bang when the le Marquis de Lafayette chapter hosted a remembrance of the Battle of the House in the Horseshoe followed by a grave marking for Benjamin Williams.  SE District VP […]

  • President’s Piece July 2016

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    Our Independence Day weekend started with a jolt when the Lower Cape Fear Chapter held its annual 4th of July picnic in Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington.  Certificates of Appreciation were dispersed to community members including YouTube sensation Raymond Greene who regaled us with his rendition of multiple patriotic songs.  UNCW professor and compatriot Chris […]

  • President’s Piece – June 2016

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    The North Carolina SAR has been effective in getting the word out to the public about the SAR during this last month.  Many thanks to the compatriots from multiple chapters for conducting outstanding programs this month. Compatriot Fred Learned, Bethabara Chapter, led a well-attended (over 120) grave marking in Bethania on 4 June 2016.  The […]

  • President’s Piece 31 May 2016

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    It has been a month of travel that has been very rewarding.  I spent the first week after assuming the Leadership of the North Carolina SAR cleaning up actions that had been determined by the membership at the Annual Convention.  I worked to ensure the bylaws were properly amended and initiated paperwork for securing national […]

  • NC SAR Annual Meeting Acceptance Speech

    oldnorthstateadmin
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    I accept your election as the 63rd President of the North Carolina SAR with humility and optimism.  I thank Ben Franklin for providing us with many platitudes that I am sure we can all use in our daily lives.  I thank our current state senior leadership who have indulged my questions about what, why and […]

  • Leadership meeting at Louisville, KY 26-28 Feb 2016

    capefearadmin
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    The February Leadership Meeting in Louisville, KY is always a meteorological treat and this year was no exception.  My wife, Julie, and I travelled early and ran through a major storm running up the east coast.  We drove through some heavy squalls in Raleigh and Winston-Salem en route to Beckley, WV.  We arrived in Beckley […]

  • Forgotten Patriot Descendant Joins SAR

    Jay Joyce
    Posted in: What's New, News

    America’s Revolutionary War included all types of Patriots with different ethnic backgrounds although the diversity of the first American Army has not been well publicized. Many of these early American heroes have been honored and remembered through gravesite markings, ceremonies and Patriotic remembrances. But there was a small group of Patriots in eastern North Carolina […]

  • 234th Anniversary of the House in the Horseshoe

    Jay Joyce
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    The Marquis de Lafayette chapter sponsored the 234th Anniversary of the House at the Horseshoe in Moore County, NC. Chapter members from across North Carolina participated in the combined North Carolina SAR Color Guard.

  • 2015 Annual Commemoration of the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

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    The annual commemoration of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was held today at Trade and Tryon Streets in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Chapter members Dave Alls, Chad Lloyd, NCSSAR State President Tim Berly and Mecklenburg chapter president Jay Joyce participated in the Combined Color Guard, along with NSSAR South Atlantic Vice […]

  • Colton Copeland Wins 1st Place in the NCSSAR Brochure Contest.

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    Halifax Academy 8th grade student Colton Copeland won 1st place in the NCSSAR Brochure contest. His entry, sponsored by the Halifax Resolves Chapter, discussed the aspects of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. For his efforts, Colton received a check for $250.00. His teacher, Ms. Tracey Lynch, received a check for $100.00 as the sponsoring […]

  • Ella Frances King Places 2nd in the NCSSAR Americanism Poster Contest

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    Ella Frances King, below middle in the photo, a 5th grade student at Cornerstone Christian School, placed 2nd in the NCSSAR Americanism Poster contest. Each student who entered had a choice to illustrate the Battles of Lexington and Concord or George Rogers Clark. Ella’s poster depicted the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For her efforts […]

  • 19th Annual Patriots’ Day Commemoration

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    The Alamance Battleground Chapter sponsored the 19th annual Patriots’ Day commemoration at Alamance Battleground State Park in Burlington, NC. The ceremony commemorated the three 1781 Revolutionary War battles in Alamance County: Pyle’s Defeat, Clapp’s Mill and Lindley’s Mill. The Pre-Revolutionary War Battle of Alamance, which occurred May 16, 1771, was also observed. Photos of the […]