Worcester Revolution of 1774 announces schedule for free September 7th celebration
Worcester Revolution of 1774 invites you to a free day-long festival of activities celebrating Worcester County's role in starting the American Revolution. The event will take place on September 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations in and around Institute Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event is free, family oriented, and open to the public with activities for all ages. The full schedule is below. Nearly eight months before the American War of Independence began with the battles of Lexington and Concord, 4,622 militiamen from 37 towns of
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We do this by perpetuating patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of man's eternal struggle against tyranny and will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.
We decorate the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots. We support excellence in teaching of American history. We participate in patriotic observances. We support research and preservation of historic material on the men and women who fought or gave service for Independence in the American Revolutionary War. We reward our future leaders - our children - for excellence, achievement and outstanding citizenship.
In 1876 there were many celebrations to commemorate the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. As part of this patriotic fervor, a group of men in the San Francisco, California, area who were descendants of patriots involved in the American Revolution, formed an organization called the Sons of Revolutionary Sires. Their objective was to have a fraternal and civic society to salute those men and women who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the battle for independence from Great Britain. They desired to keep alive their ancestors' story of patriotism and courage in the belief that it is a universal one of man's struggle against tyranny - a story which would inspire and sustain succeeding generations when they would have to defend and extend our freedoms.
Out of the Sires grew the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, which was organized on April 30, 1889 - the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation's first President. The SAR was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of those that supported the cause of American Independence. The National Society was chartered by an Act of the United States Congress on June 9, 1906.
Staff Writer SAR Magazine Spring 2014, Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 16-17 Above, President General Joseph W. Dooley meets with Anne Anderson, Ireland's ambassador to the United States, at the Irish Embassy. In preparation for the SAR's trip to Ireland in May 2014, President General Joseph W. Dooley met with Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ireland's [continue reading...]
Staff Writer SAR Magazine Spring 2014 The 124th Congress in Greenville, S.C., promises to be fun, exciting, educational and historical. From tours of Revolutionary War battlegrounds to important business matters, this Congress will hold interest for all who attend. The festivities will begin on Friday morning, July 18, with a wreath-laying at a statue of [continue reading...]
The Cape Cod Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will be conducting a Grave Marking Ceremony September 13th at 10am in the Sandwich Old Town Burying Ground for Dr. Nathaniel Freeman. Dr. Freeman, great, great, great grandson of Sandwich founder, Edmund Freeman, was the leader of the Sandwich patriots, leading
Come join the Worcester Revolution! Reenactors, interpreters, and sutlers of the Revolutionary period are invited to join us September 7th throughout the day. Space is available in Institute Park for musters, recruiting new members, demonstration of colonial life, firings, and sale of colonial-style items. At 3:15pm, we line up near the old Worcester courthouse where [continue reading...]
The "American Political Society" to be serialized on Twitter starting July 1st The American Political Society was established in 1773 in Worcester, Massachusetts, by Col. Timothy Bigelow (1739-1790) as an extension of the Committee of Correspondence. It was a secret society of 71 Worcester Whigs who organized for the purpose of debating "upon ... our [continue reading...]
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