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.
Star-Spangled Banner Website (http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/).
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Comm. Charles Gause Chapter, US Daughters of 1812