The town and county of Halifax are located in Eastern North Carolina, and were the center of the wealthy plantation society that was located along the Roanoke River Valley during the Colonial period. This area was a hotbed of revolutionary fervor during the years leading up to the Revolution, and it was from here that the historic Halifax Resolves originated. What were the Halifax Resolves? The Halifax Resolves were the first official act by any of the thirteen colonies calling for independence from Great Britain.
The Chapter was chartered on the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Halifax Resolves, April 12, 2003, and is located in the town of Halifax, NC. We are actively seeking to recruit qualified new members.
The chapter currently meets on the second Wednesday night of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Fellowship Hall of the Halifax United Methodist Church located at 150 South King St. in Halifax, NC. The 6:30 pm meetings include a meal at a cost of $10.00 per person. To RSVP for the meal, please contact the chapter president or the secretary-treasurer.
One activity we engage in is that of sponsoring ceremonies to commemorate important Revolutionary War Patriots and events. Each year on April 12th (the date the Resolves were signed) we sponsor a commemorative ceremony on the site of the old colonial courthouse in Halifax (the Resolves were first read to the public from the steps of the courthouse) which features speakers, color guards and other activities that commemorate the important role of Halifax, NC in our nation’s history.
Some of the other activities we participate in are:
- marking the graves of SAR members and Revolutionary War heroes
- scholarships to JROTC members and Eagle Scouts
- recognition of local law enforcement officers whose services have gone above and beyond the call of duty
- recognition of outstanding high school students with the Good Citizenship Award
- sponsorship of Boy Scout troops
- educational programs in the schools regarding the American Flag, the Revolution, and patriotism