2021-06-08 Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

June 8, 2021
Sidelines Grill
147 Reinhardt College Parkway
Canton, GA
Arrive anytime after 11:00 for lunch

2021-05-16 Patriots’ Day in Alamance County, NC

25th  Annual Patriots’ Day in Alamance County
hosted by: Alamance Battleground Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution

2:00 PM – Formal Wreath Laying Ceremony
Sunday, May 16, 2021
In-person and on Zoom

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
5803 NC 62 South, Burlington, NC

Members of SAR, DAR, C.A.R., SR and other Patriotic/Historical Societies will participate in a formal wreath laying ceremony at Alamance Battleground at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 16, 2021 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 (250th Anniversary).  This year’s event will be held as in the past at the Patriot’s Monument, in the field across the road from the Visitor’s Center.  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.  Social Distancing will be in effect with participants and guest asked to stay 6 feet apart for a maximum of 100 participants.  Masks are not required by the Alamance Battleground staff if social distancing is practiced.  For inclement weather, the event will be held under the awning in front of the Visitor’s Center.  There is no charge for parking.

The NC SAR poster and brochure contest will be judged at the Alamance Battleground visitor’s center at 1:00 PM.  Please bring posters and brochures for judging at that time or contact Sam Powell for electronic submissions.

Participants in the 2:00 PM wreath laying ceremony are requested to arrive at the Park Patriots’ Monument by 1:30 PM. The NCSSAR combined Color Guard will lead the processional.

Directions to Alamance Battleground State Park are:  From Interstate-40 take Exit 143, then south on Highway 62 for approximately six miles, Alamance Battleground State Military Park entrance straddles Hwy 62.

To include your unit’s recognition in the program, please furnish the following information by May 8, 2021 to:

Samuel C. Powell
PO Box 2104
Burlington, NC 27216-2104
Telephone:  (336) 227-3557
E-mail:  sam@PowellEnt.com

For wreath presenters,
Presenter’s Name:
Office/Title of presenter:

25th Annual Patriots’ Day in Alamance
For Virtual Attendance:

The Alamance Battleground Chapter desires to make Patriots’ Day a hybrid North Carolina State color guard event by allowing participation by Zoom link as well as for in- person participation.  For those who would prefer to have a virtual presence, an invitation link for Zoom attendance will be sent to your email a few days before the event.

All virtual attendees must mute themselves when not speaking so background noises do not become a problem.  Please also do not share the virtual link as we do not want the event to be hijacked by unscrupulous individuals bent on causing mischief.  Virtual attendees will be able to see and hear the proceedings as they occur, and in-person attendees will be able to see and hear the virtual presenters on a screen display.  Please dress and conduct yourself accordingly.

To register for participation by Zoom, please send the following information to Sam Powell by May 8, 2021 at sam@PowellEnt.com

Registration for Virtual Participation by Zoom:

Telephone #:
E-mail Address:
Office/Title of presenter:
Chapter/State Society :
I would like to participate:    ______  Color Guard _____   Present a Wreath

I plan to wear:  _____  Uniform  ______  Militia Outfit ______ Suit and Tie

Please register by sending the above information to Sam Powell at Sam@PowellEnt.com.  Thank you for your interest and participation.

Your Zoom invitation will be sent back to your email address prior to the event.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Sam Powell
At 336 227-3557.

2021-06-05 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

The 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill will be sponsored by the Catawba Valley Chapter of the NC Sons of the American Revolution on Saturday, June 5th, at 10 am. This commemoration will be a hybrid National Color Guard event which will be conducted in-person in Lincolnton, NC and also on Zoom. To register for this event including wreath laying (both in-person or virtual), go to https://www.ncssar.org/event/241st-battle-of-ramsours-mill-cg/ to sign up.

For those desiring to arrive the day before, there is a block of rooms reserved for Friday and Saturday night at a special price of $89 plus taxes (standard King or 2 Queens) at Hampton Inn, 129 Roper Dr, Lincolnton NC, 28092. Phone number 704-736-2000. You must make your reservations before May 4th to get this special rate.

On Friday evening at the Hampton Inn, there will be a meet-and-greet in the conference room. There will also be reservations at a local restaurant for supper Friday night.

Any questions, please contact the Catawba Valley Chapter President Ben Setser at email lennon_0102@yahoo.com.

2021-05-15 Grave Marking Hoschton, GA

You are cordially invited to attend the dedication of NSDAR
and GASSAR grave markers commemorating the service of

Samuel McMillan and his wife

Saturday, 15 May 2021, 1:00 PM

The ceremony has been moved to a new location:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
36 Sims Road, Winder, GA 30680
(GPS Coordinates 34.01559, -83.716443) At the
Co-sponsored by:
Sunbury Chapter, NSDAR
Sukey Hart Society, GSSCAR
Button Gwinnett Chapter, GASSAR

We invite other Chapters and Organizations to present a wreath
in honor of the Patriot at this ceremony. Please email your
Name, Chapter, and Chapter Office to:

by Monday, 10 May 2021

We are unable to provide seating for the event and strongly encourage everyone to bring a lawn chair. We also request that all attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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2021-09-18 240th Siege of Augusta Commemoration

Due to the extensive number of Compatriots and Daughters who are planning vacations during the months of June, July, and August 2021, I am rescheduling the date for the 240th Siege of Augusta Commemoration to Saturday, September 18, 2021
For your comfort and convenience and that of your ladies, the majority of the commemoration activities will take place in the 400-seat capacity Kroc Center Auditorium beginning at 11:00 AM.
This new date will follow the Constitution Day Ceremony at St Paul’s Church on Friday, September 17, 2021 that is sponsored by the DAR and supported by a GA SAR Color Guard element.
I am sorry for this change of date and hope it does not inconvenience you.

Photos from 241st Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Kettle

Dennis Jane and Steve Warren represented the Cherokee Chapter along with their wives.

Members Following Social Distancing Guidlines

Jim Lance picking up JROTC medals from Jim Trayler and keeping the proper distance per our coronavirus guidelines.