Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DAR Members Invited to 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner on September 9th at 11:00

A Commemoration of the 200th Birthday of the Star Spangled Banner will be held on Tuesday, Sept 9, at 11am on the Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston on the river, downtown Southport, and all NC Society Daughters are invited to attend.   Commissioner Charles Gause Chapter President Betsy Hamer will give a welcome and make introductions.  Southport Mayor Robert Howard will bring greetings.  The Proclamation from Governor McCrory will be read.   Jim McKee, Historic Interpreter at Brunswick Town State Historic Site, will be the keynote speaker.   The cannon Thor belonging to the Southport Historical Society will fire, and the Sea Notes Choral Society will form a Living Flag.  All verses of the National Anthem will be both read and sung.   Event is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if weather looks threatening and hope for clear skies.  Bring a lawn chair if you wish.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Program should not last more than 45 minutes. 

The  anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner is the morning of Sunday, Sept 14th.   We have chosen to host our celebration at Fort Johnston because it was an active fort during the War of 1812.  Online exhibition
Star-Spangled Banner Website (http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5zfFDT-pNo  Copy and paste into your browser.

Betsy Hamer, President
Cindy Sellers, Event Chairman
Comm. Charles Gause Chapter, US Daughters of 1812

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