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250th Anniversary of the American Revolution Sestercentennial Commemoration
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has challenged every SAR Chapter to recognize those events that led to the American Revolution, as well as those events which occurred during the Revolution. Each SAR Chapter will hold public venues to educate, recognize, honor, and celebrate the events and heroes of the period surrounding the American Revolution. These events will be significant events related directly to acts of resistance to British attempts to coerce the residents in America from the first Parliamentary Acts, through the armed struggle, until the Treaty of Paris.
In accordance with this directive, the Catawba Valley Chapter will commemorate the January 19, 1770, Golden Hill Riot in New York. Most would not be familiar with what happened here just over 250 years ago. But it is one of the first significant acts of the Patriots against the British.
Soon we will be commemorating the Boston Massacre.
Please join us at the Frank and Sue Jones Amphitheatre off the Historic Courthouse Square in Newton, NC, at 12 noon, Saturday, February 29.
Chapter President Ben Setser will enlighten us as to what happened in Yonkers, NY, on this day. We will invite every attending Chapter of the SAR and DAR to add what they know of this small battle or riot. The Frank and Sue Jones Amphitheater is located on the west side of the 1924 Courthouse Square on Main Avenue in downtown Newton, NC.
SAR and Partners in Patriotism will be eligible for award points for attending or wearing Period Clothing or Uniforms. Award points lead to Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.
We will need a full Color Guard with no Wreath Laying Ceremony.