Saturday, June 15, 2013

Flag Retirement Ceremony in Southport, NC on July 3rd

Flag Retirement

The Richard H. Stewart, Jr. Post 543 of the American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 238 are holding their 16th annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, July 3 at the BB&T bank flagpole located at the corner of Moore and Howe streets in down- town Southport. Many of you have given flags to be retired.  As most of you know, the flag is burned in order to "retire" it, but did you know the proper protocol and meaning of each step?  This year's guest speaker for the brief ceremony is First Sergeant Jim Carr. Sgt. Carr is a 21 year military veteran with service in Germany, Ethiopia, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Submitted by Ann Newton, (910) 398-3986.

"We Hold These Truths: the Meaning of the Declaration of Independence"

A talk titled "We Hold These Truths: the Meaning of the Declaration of
Independence" will be presented on July 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the St. James
Community Center. This talk features professional narration of the
Declaration of Independence, along with illustrations from the National
Archives of events leading up to the writing and adoption of the
Declaration. It will explain the reasons which caused our Founders to
declare their separation from Great Britain, and how those reasons still
apply to America today. It will mention the three signers of the Declaration
of Independence from North Carolina, and what became of them after signing
the Document. Come learn about this historic event which created the United
States of America.
posted by Dick Powell
Car pooling is suggested.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

District IX Meeting was held in Kinston, NC

North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution held the District IX Meeting on June 4, 2013 at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kinston, NC.  The Moseley-Bright Chapter hosted  the luncheon/meeting. Linda Rivenbark is the District IX Director.

Brunswick Town Chapter members in attendance were:
Row 1: Pat Gooding, Treasure; Nora Hickam, State Americanism Chair and Gwen Causey, State Registrar
Row 2: Pat Elsaesser, American Indians Chair; Betsy Pessetto,Vice-Regent;  Jackie Craft, Regent, Fran Carlsen, DAR Schools Chair and Phyllis Wilson, State Public Relations& Media Chair

Linda Rivenbark, District IX Director

Three generations: Mother: Amanda Boyette, regent from the Joseph Montfort DAR chapter,  baby Hannah Boyette, 3 months old, and grandmother Judy Cox. from the Joseph Montfort chapter

State Regent, Peggy Troxell speaking at the District IX Meeting

Gwen Causey, State Registrar, Elizabeth Graham, State Vice-Regent, and Carole Weiss, State Organizing Secretary

Peggy Troxell, NC State DAR Regent

Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table Meets June 19th

The Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table will meet at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19th, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St.

 John Hair will present a program tracing the significance and history of " The House in the Horseshoe." Hairr is an often published historian and scholar of the Revolutionary period. Members are admitted free. Memberships are $25 per year; $5 for nonmembers to attend.