Thursday, June 26, 2014

123rd Continental Congress Held in Washington DC

The President of the United States Marine Band performing on Defense Night

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter members L to R: Gwen Causey, NC State Registrar; Carol Jutte, Membership Chair,  Martha Koletar, Celebrate America Chair and Jackie Craft, Brunswick Town Chapter DAR Regent all enjoying the Units Overseas Luncheon and the International Bazaar at the 123rd  Continental Congress  held in Washington, DC.
NCSDAR State Officers in the North Carolina Box

 The picture of Admiral Howard and our President General Lynn Forney Young is the presentation of the DAR Patriot Award to Admiral Howard. Michelle Howard is the Navy's first female
 four-star admiral.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We Celebrate the 4th of July Commemorating the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

We celebrate the 4th of July commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain.  After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author.  Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4th.  A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.  I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.  It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.  It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

Adam’s prediction was off by two days.  From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

In remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day:  July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.      
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So enjoy your family celebrations and remember the Revolutionary Patriots who fought for and won independence for our great country The United States of America.

submitted by Jackie Craft, regent of The Brunswick Town Chapter

Naturalization Ceremony on July 3, 2014 in Southport, NC

Be sure and come to the Naturalization Ceremony on July 3rd at the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn in Southport, NC at 4:00 pm. The Brunswick Town Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will have some beverages and snacks for the newly naturalized citizens and their guests.

Contact Us

North Carolina 4th of July Festival
Southport-Oak Island Area
Chamber of Commerce
4433 Long Beach Rd., SE
Southport, NC 28461
TEL (910) 457-5578
Fax (910) 457-0598

 The ceremony is a partnership between the N.C. 4th of July Festival and US Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The after the ceremony reception for the new citizens and their families is organized by The Daughters of the American Revolution Brunswick Town Chapter who serve wonderful refreshments and homemade goodies.  

Thank you to Nora Hickam, the Americanism chair for the State and for the Brunswick Town Chapter, who helped to coordinate this event,  and all of the Brunswick Town DAR members including two CAR members that helped to prepare and serve all of the refreshments last year at the Naturalization Ceremony.