Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Join the Commemoration Ceremony!

The Great War WWI Centennial April 6, 1917 – April 6, 2017
America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The National Society is asking chapters to recognize this important date and inform the community of its importance.
To partake in this endeavor chapter members are asked to meet on Thursday, April 6, at 10:30 am at the WWI Rifle Range Pit in Caswell Beach. A group picture will be taken and sent to the newspapers to inform the public of this date.
We have planned a special gathering to remember this date in history. The chapter wreath will be presented at the wall of the WWI Rifle Range; have a special reading and a Time of Remembrance where members can name their ancestor that served in WWI. Chapter member Norma Eckard, who is also President of the Friends of Fort Caswell will be telling the history and significance of the Fort Caswell Beach WWI Rifle Range Target Pit, and conclude with a tour. Please contact Regent, Diane Kuebert to say you want to attend at diane@kuebert.net .
      For those that would like to eat lunch after the event, Norma has arranged to eat at Duffers Pub and Grill at the Oak Island Golf Club at 12:00 noon. You will order off the menu. But please let Norma know you want to eat at Duffers, so she can give the restaurant a number count. normaron@mindspring.com .
      We suggest wearing sturdy and comfortable shoes as you will be walking a short distance from the parking area where Norma’s husband, Ron, will assist with parking.
Directions to the Fort Caswell Rifle Range in the Caswell Dunes Sub-division:
If you take the route of the NEW bridge - Swains Cut Bridge, from Route 211When you cross the bridge, take a LEFT turn onto Oak Island Drive
Continue until the 2nd traffic light and turn RIGHT toward Caswell Beach
If you take the route of the OLD bridge - BARBE, from Route 133Continue driving until the road turns LEFT (90 degree turn)
Pass the golf course on the LEFT where Duffers Pub and Bar are located
Turn LEFT onto Pinecrest Drive
Turn RIGHT onto Foxfire Trace and the Rifle Range is on your LEFT.
Park in the two condo parking areas on the RIGHT on Foxfire Trace
Park across from the Clubhouse on 45 Pinehurst Drive
Do not park on the grass anywhere – Thank you.

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