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- 11:45 AM-3:00 PMDecember 02, 2018
The City of Roanoke Rapids has requested an SAR color guard to lead the 2018 Christmas Parade. Participants should meet in the South parking lot of the Kirkwood Adams Community Center, 1100 Hamilton St. NLT 1:30 pm. Line up is at 1:45 with a 2:00 step-off. This is a 1.5 mile march. Participants who would like to stage their vehicle at the parade destination should be on hand NLT 12:45 pm. A Dutch treat luncheon will held at Ralph’s BBQ, 1400 Julian Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC at 11:15. For further information, contact Ken Wilson at 252-537-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- 11:00 AM-12:00 PMDecember 08, 2018
109 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA109 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA
Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge
This year the entire commemoration will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 only. (There will be no Friday evening reception as in the past.)
The formal NSSAR Commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge will start at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 08, 2018, in Great Bridge Battlefield Park, Chesapeake, VA. Dr. Phil Hamilton of Christopher Newport University, will speak on the history of the Battle of Great Bridge and Its Pivotal Importance. The ceremony will include the 64th annual wreath laying led by Great Bridge Chapter N.S.D.A.R. The formal ceremonies will conclude by noon.
Norfolk Chapter SAR will host a luncheon immediately after the ceremony at Vino’s Italian Restaurant (located just across the bridge on Battlefield Boulevard – same location as last year). Food and drink will be “Dutch treat.” We are planning on at least 50 attending. There will be no speaker but it will be a time of good fellowship.
On Saturday afternoon, all compatriots are encouraged to visit the colorful re-enactment of the battle and the re-enactor encampment on Saturday afternoon. Docents will be available for tours of Great Bridge Battlefield Park and the reenactment site all day Saturday and Sunday. Participants may also visit the Norfolk Chapter information/recruitment booth at the reenactment site.
Those chapters wishing to participate in the laying of wreaths and wish to have their chapter and representative recognized in the program brochure must provide that information to me at email@example.com NLT 24 October, 2018.
The new visitors’ center is now 74% complete. It is anticipated that it will be finished in time to use the facility in the event of inclement weather.
However, should the building not be available and the weather not suitable for an outdoor ceremony, we will be using the Chesapeake City Council Chambers located at City Hall located at 306 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA. If this facility is used, we may be able to have the event televised.
The Founders Inn and Spa will host our group. The hotel address is 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Please be sure to book prior to 11/7 to receive the special group rate of $89.00 (std. colonial queen) or $99.00 (std. colonial double) per room per night + tax.
Please call the hotel toll-free at 1-757-366-5700 and ask for the Sons of the American Revolution Group. Should you experience any difficulty with your reservation, contact Cindy Crawford, Sales Manager, at 757-366-5748
We will also plan on an informal “Dutch treat” dinner with the PG at the Founders Inn on 7 December open to anyone that wants to join us. Social gathering at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.
Medals. A SAR medal commemorating the Battle of Great Bridge will be available for purchase by all compatriots attending.
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- 11:30 AM-2:00 PMDecember 15, 2018
3888 US-70, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA3888 US-70, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA
Wreaths Across America
The North Carolina SAR will once again support the Wreaths Across America at events throughout the state. In lieu of a local event, compatriots are encouraged to support the event at the Evergreen Cemetery. North Carolina SAR President, George K. Strunk will be presenting the National SAR proclamation from President General Warren Alter during the event.
To participate in the North Carolina SAR sponsored event go to: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (NCEMCP), 3888 US Hwy 70 W
Goldsboro, NC 27534 and donate at least one wreath to the North Carolina SAR NC0094P in memory of your Revolutionary War Patriot(s). The cutoff date to have funds in to the Wreaths Across America office is November 28th.
Remember. Honor. Teach. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, we will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at the Evergreen Cemetery, Goldsboro, NC. Please click the red “Donate” button to help us purchase enough wreaths to cover our location. Also, please click “Volunteer” if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
- Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
- Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as “how” they should be placed.
- We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for helping Wreaths Across America achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.
NC SAR/Gen George Washington Chapter – Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (NCEMCP), Goldsboro NC0094P
If you would prefer to donate to a local fundraising group, go to Wreaths Across America and search for the cemetery in which you want to participate. Thank you so much for your support!
Lower Cape Fear Chapter – Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington NC0044P
Mecklenburg Chapter – Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Matthews NC0190
New Bern Chapter – New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern
Raleigh Chapter – Historic Oakwood Cemetery Field of Honor, Raleigh
Salisbury Chapter- Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury NC022111:30 AM-1:00 PMDecember 15, 2018
701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Please join us for Wreaths Across America at Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, December 15th for the annual Wreaths Across America celebration in the cemetery’s Field of Honor. We will read the SAR President’s Proclamation and may provide Color Guard services. After which we will assist in placing wreaths on the veteran’s graves.
Robert Sigmon, President
North Carolina Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Veteran Field of Honor (north end of cemetery)
701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601
Saturday, December 15th between 11:30 until 1:00.
Please try to arrive by 11:00.
Dress is Blue Blazer or Period Clothing
Map of Historic Oakwood Cemetery
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6647 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615, USA6647 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615, USA
https://www.ncssar.org/event/ncssar-raleigh-chapter-lunch-meeting-december-2018/Dear Compatriots,Please join us at Red Hot and Blue on Saturday, October 20th for the NCSSAR Raleigh Chapter Lunch Meeting.___________________________________Robert Sigmon, President of Raleigh ChapterNorth Carolina Society Sons of the American RevolutionPh. (919) 349-8245________________________________________________________________________Red Hot and Blue
6615 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Saturday, December 15th between 11:30 noon until 1:30.
Please try to arrive by 11:4512:00 PM-1:00 PMDecember 15, 2018
3700 Forest Lawn Dr, Matthews, NC, United States3700 Forest Lawn Dr, Matthews, NC, United States
Join the Mecklenburg chapter for the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony and Veterans wreath laying ceremony at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews, NC beginning at 12 noon. Follow the signs and traffic around to where you see everybody gathering. Park on the side of little road like everybody else.
All members of the chapter and DAR are invited. No uniform is necessary. Just dress warmly! We are assigned a specific part of the cemetery where we will distribute our wreaths to veteran’s grave sites. All members are encouraged to attend.
Color Guard is encouraged to attend. To participate in the Color Guard, please contact Jim Tatum at firstname.lastname@example.org. Color Guard should arrive by 11:30am.
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