The next meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the Trinity Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC at 10 AM.The program will be on the American Gold Star Mother, Inc. given by Norma Luther and Vivan Sharver.For more information contact regent, Jackie Craft at (910-755-7563) or registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-457-6988.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 12:42 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 7:57 AM
Sunday, September 14, 2014
“I______do acknowledge the United States of America to be Free, Independent and Sovereign States, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the Third, King of Great Britain; and I renounce, refute and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do swear that I will to the upmost of my power support, maintain and defend, the said United States, against the said King George the Third, his heirs and successors, and his and their abettors, assistants and adherents; and will serve the said United States in the office of ____”
Those words were sworn to on May 30 1778 at Valley Forge by officers and soldiers in the Continental Army. The oath was deemed a necessity to ensure that only those loyal to the cause of creating a new country were serving in the army. Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord some states began forming state militias requiring all able-bodied men, usually beginning at age 16-21, and to drill on a regular basis.
Earlier the Minute Men had sworn this oath:
“We trust in God that should the state of our affairs require it, we shall be ready to sacrifice our estates and everything we hold dear in life, yea, and life itself, in support of the common cause.”
Most states began requiring their own oaths in 1777. They required everyone to take an oath of allegiance promising to defend the revolutionary cause with arms. Refusal often met with fines, prison sentences and confiscation of property. Loyalists fled back to England or into Canada rather than take the oaths and members of pacifist religions struggled to hold onto their property.
Records of those who took the oath survive in many states and some court records show suits brought after the war to regain confiscated property.
Taking the oath of allegiance can be used as proof of a patriot for DAR.
Posted by Diane Price
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 3:19 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Cindy Sellers, Coordinator for The Star-Spangled Banner 200th Birthday Commemoration at Fort Johnston Garrison in Southport, North Carolina on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 program also directs the Sea Notes Choral Society's 40th Anniversary Chorus. They represent "The Living Flag" as they sang The Star Spangled Banner.
Go to the 1812 blog to see more photographs. http://no433chapterofusdaughtersof1812.blogspot.com/
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 1:27 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their meeting on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC at 10 AM. The program was “Miracle of Philadelphia: Making of the Constitution” by Richard Powell in keeping with our celebration of Constitution Week this September.
Dick Powell and Diane Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair pose for a photo at the September meeting.
Regent Jackie Craft
Betsy Pessetto, First Vice-Regent
Gwen Causey National Defense Chair
Dianna Conaty Commemorative Events Chair
Nora Hickam, Americanism Chair
The DAR Americanism Committee presented Nora HIckam NC State Chairman for Outstanding Service 2014
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 6:51 PM
Friday, September 5, 2014
Join The Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 and the SJ Fire Department on Thursday (9/11) as they pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, in New York City and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. The memorial event will be held at the St. James Community Center, with attendees arriving at 9:00 AM. The program begins at 9:30 AM and will last approximately 30 minutes. The entire community is invited to attend. Firefighters, emergency medical staff and law enforcement - active and retired - are encouraged to attend. Almost everyone knew of someone who perished that day, so it is important that we never forget.
Submitted by John Muuss, Historian/PR
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 4:40 AM
Sunday, August 31, 2014
The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The airs of the celebration are to:
Emphasize citizen’s responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for American’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us. Get involved by encouraging young people to sign the Constitution Week Proclamation Pledge and ask your local community officials to issue a proclamation about Constitution Week.
posted by Sandra Winstead
Constitution Week Chair
Posted by Southport, North Carolina at 3:56 PM