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  • President’s Day Community Dinner with Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
    6:00 PM-9:05 PM
    February 20, 2020

    5624 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    5624 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    President’s Day Community Dinner

    With Theodore Roosevelt Jr.!

    The Mecklenburg chapter will welcome our 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., as our special 8th Annual President’s Day Community Dinner guest on February 20, 2020 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel.

    Doors open at 6:00pm and the event begins at 6:30pm. Bring your cameras!

    Mr. Roosevelt was the driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His accomplishments in public life were many, including making conservation a top priority and establishing many new national parks, forests and monuments.

    In his foreign policy, he focused on Central America where he began the construction of the Panama Canal and he sent the US Navy on a world tour, called the Great White Fleet, to project the US naval power around the globe.

    His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, all presidents we have had as guest speakers at previous President’s Day Events! Historical actor Bill Rose portrays Mr. Roosevelt with much acclaim from his performances from across the country.

    Tickets are $37.25 for adults and $19 for children and are on sale via PayPal on our chapter website.

    You can also download the RSVP to mail in your checks.

    For more information, please contact Tom Phlegar at btphlegar@aol.com.

    This special President’s Day event in Charlotte is perfect for all ages, groups, families and anybody who loves American history!

    February 20, 2020 at 6:00pm.

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  • Commemoration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    February 22, 2020

    200 Moores Creek Dr, Currie, NC 28435, USA

    200 Moores Creek Dr, Currie, NC 28435, USA

    Moore's Creek Bridge

    The Lower Cape Fear Chapter

    & The NC SAR

    Invite You to Attend

    The 244th Commemoration of the

    Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

    22 February 2020

    10:00 am in Currie, NC

    The ceremony will be held beginning at 10:00 am at the Moore’s Creek Battleground, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie, NC 28435.

    *RSVP FOR LUNCH!* Again this year, the ladies will be serving lunch for $10 at the Currie Community Baptist Church. Please RSVP by 15 February 2020 to attend the lunch at Thornhill@embarqmail.com.

    Please  and Register for wreath presentations and Color Guard participation before 8 February 2020.

    If you would prefer to mail a registration,
    Download the Color Guard & Wreath Presentation RSVP

     

    March to the Mounuments
    March to the Monuments
    NC SAR Color Guard
    NCSSAR Color Guard
    Firing Mother
    Firing Mother

    28396 Nc Highway 210

    Currie, NC 28435

     

    Moore's Creek Battleground Map
    Moore’s Creek Battleground Map

    The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge – February 27, 1776

    The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, fought between North Carolina Patriot and Loyalist militia forces, demonstrates the bitter internal divisions that marked the American Revolution. The Loyalist, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge, nearly a thousand North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. Expecting to find only a small Patriot force, the Loyalist advanced across the bridge. Shots rang out and 30 to 70 Loyalist lay wounded or dead, including Lt. Col. Donald McLeod, who led the charge. Stunned, outgunned, and leaderless, some of the Loyalist surrendered, while others retreated in confusion.

    Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge. The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled a full-scale British invasion of the South for nearly four years. The resulting Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, instructed North Carolina’s delegates the Continental Congress to vote for independence; it was the first American colony to take such action.

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