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238th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge on Saturday, February 22, 2014
United States Department of the Interior
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Moores Creek National
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, North Carolina 28435
IN REPLY REFER TO:
February 6, 2014
Dear Descendants of
As representatives of
your distinguished organization, Moores Creek National Battlefield and the
Moores Creek Battleground Association cordially invite you to be honorary
members in the wreath laying ceremony that will begin the 238th
Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge on Saturday, February 22,
2014. If your group would like to be part of this ceremony, please plan to
arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. so you have ample time to park and assemble just
outside the Visitor Center.
If you have a flag, we
encourage you to carry it in the procession. A flag stand is provided at the
starting location for the ceremony so you can store your flag there until the
program begins. A wreath will be laid at the Women’s and James Moore Monument
this year in addition to the Loyalist and John Grady Monument. For those who
wish to present a separate wreath during this ceremony, we will be propositioning these at the ceremonial markers.
The ceremony begins
promptly at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. If your organization will be bringing
your own wreath please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. If you cannot attend the
opening ceremony, we hope you will be able to enjoy some of the other events
throughout the day. To learn more about the weekend activities please contact
the parks visitor center.
Please call or email
Supervisory Park Ranger Matthew Woods at (910) 283-5591 or
Matthew_Woods@nps.gov to let us know if your group will be participating this
year. Also, we invite all interested chapters of your organization to
participate, so please feel free to forward this letter to others. Please call
if you have any questions.
The two photos above are members of the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter attending the 236th anniversary of Moores Creek Wreath laying ceremony.
If you plan to attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony on February 22nd please contact Brunswick Town Chapter Regent, Jackie Craft at firstname.lastname@example.org . Go tohttp://www.nps.gov/mocr/index.htm for more information about Moores Creek.
Additional Information on attending Moores Creek Wreath laying ceremony:
Please call or email John
Thornhill if you plan to attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony. John will
need your name for the lineup for the Wreath Laying Ceremony. If
you plan to attend the meal at the Currie Community Baptist Church, please give
that information to John Thornhill too. Thank you.
If you plan to place a wreath
at the Patriot’s Grave or participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony you
must be at the Visitors Center at 9:00am. As last year, these wreaths
will be placed at the Patriot Grave by the Park staff. I suggest
that you have a ribbon with the name of your chapter on it. Parking at
the Wreath Laying Ceremony is to your left on entrance to the Park. Just
tell the volunteers at the front gate that you are attending the Wreath Laying
The Atkinson Volunteer Fire
Department will serve Bar B Q sandwiches, hot dogs, coffee and a variety of
soft drinks at Patriot’s Hall. Currie Community Baptist Church, on exit
from the Park to your left, just on the other side of the Post Office, is
serving a sit down buffet lunch with coffee, tea and water for $10.00. I
ate with them last year and the food and desserts were wonderful.