Friday, February 27, 2015

Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Visits Moore's Creek

Moore's Creek
Brunswick Town Members
Carol Jutte, Kathy Miller, Vicki Kay, Regent Jackie Craft, Cindy Sellers, Brenda Harriss

Regent Jackie Craft at wreath laying
Sons of American Revolution in period uniform

DAR Meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The next Brunswick Town Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash Street, in Southport at 10 AM.   Our program will be given by Lisa English on Vietnam MIA/POWS and “The Empty Chair." If you have any questions contact our regent, Jackie Craft, at 910-755-7563 or or registrar, Cindy Sellers, at 910-457-6988 or .
Visit our chapter Facebook page.

 Lisa English will be the guest speaker at the March 11th meeting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NHCS-TV Partners with Daughters of the American Revolution to Present The History of the U.S. Constitution Beginning January 5th

Stamp Defiance Chapter, NSDAR, Wilmington, NC

For immediate release
1/5/2015 2:30 p.m.

NHCS-TV Partners with Daughters of the American Revolution to Present The History of the U.S. Constitution Beginning January 5th
New Hanover County Schools-TV and the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are proud to present The History of the U.S. Constitution educational series beginning Monday, January 5, 2015. This exciting and thought-provoking series begins with the first English colonists to arrive in North America. The documentary examines the colonists’ achievements in developing forms of representative government that led to the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. During the course of this eight-part documentary, viewers discover just how these documents have protected the American people from the abuses of power and tyranny and how the principles set forth by the U.S. Constitution have empowered Americans to excel and aspire to greatness for over two centuries.
This educational series is made possible by the generous financial support of the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter is dedicated to historical preservation, promotion of education and the encouragement of patriotic endeavor. DAR promotes American history throughout the year by honoring historically significant people, places and events. They also support a variety of educational programs, contests and awards and encourage family history research.

Hosted by actor Jeff Fahey, the History of the U.S. Constitution will air beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, on The Learning Network, Time Warner Cable Channel 5 and Charter Cable Channel 191 on Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

239th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Battlefield

Saturday, February 21st, was a cold day to start with but warmed up nicely during the procession at Moores Creek.  Brunswick Town banner was carried by Regent Jackie Craft and members Cindy Sellers, Brenda Harriss,  Kathy Miller, Vicki Kay, and Carol Jutte marched along. A wreath was laid at the Women’s Monument by the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter.  This monument commemorates the action of Polly Slocum, who according to legend rode 65 miles alone at night to tend to the Patriots wounded after the battle.  Also a wreath was placed at the Loyalist Monument.  The Brunswick Town Chapter wreath was placed at Col. James Moore who was Commander of the Patriot troops.

The following information taken from the Moores Creek National Park web site:
"King George and Broadswords!”

Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge nearly 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever.