«
»
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
April
April
April
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
  • Patriot’s Day in Alamance County
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    May 18, 2019

    5803 NC-62, Burlington, NC 27215, USA

    5803 NC-62, Burlington, NC 27215, USA

    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 18, 2019 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:  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, 2019 to:

    Samuel C. Powell

    PO Box 2104

    Burlington, NC 27216-2104

    Telephone:  (336) 227-3557

    E-mail:  sam@PowellEnt.com with

    For wreath presenters

    Presenter’s Name:

    Office/Title of presenter:

    Organization/State/Chapter:

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
  • 239th Anniversary of Buford’s Massacre
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    May 25, 2019

    262 Rocky River Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA

    262 Rocky River Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA

    239th Anniversary of Buford’s Massacre

    10:30am on May 25, 2019

    Buford’s Crossroads 9 Miles East of Lancaster, SC

    On May 25, 2019, The National Society, The South Carolina Society, and The General Francis Marion Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host the 239th Commemoration of the Battle of Waxhaws, better known as Buford’s Massacre, at the Battle Site near Buford’s Crossroads about nine miles east of Lancaster, South Carolina. The event will begin at 10:30 A.M. with a formal wreath-laying ceremony and guest speakers. Many guests will don period dress, including Continental and Militia attire. The story of Buford’s Massacre will be told as the bravery of the Patriots is commemorated and the fallen are honored.

    Colonel Abraham Buford was the commander of a Virginia Regiment of infantry and a company of artillery comprised of approximately 300 men. Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, on May 29, 1780, British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton pursued Colonel Buford from Nelson’s Ferry to Buford near the Waxhaws District. Colonel Buford attempted to surrender, but a bloody massacre ensued with American casualties numbering 113 against a handful of British fatalities. Even more were taken prisoner, and 150 of the 187 prisoners were wounded. Tarleton became known as “Bloody Ban,” and “Tarleton’s Quarter!” became a rallying battle cry for Southern Patriots until the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.

    GREG Ohanesian, Past President, S.C.S.S.A.R.

    Post Office Box 1373

    Bennettsville, S.C. 29512

    (843) 479-7193

    Fax: (843) 479-7195

    Download the RSVP Form Here

26
27
28
29
30
31
June