King George reacts to the Fight for Independence
"Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction; as to have been able to inform you, at the opening of this session, that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion; had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, and returned to their duty. But so daring and desperate is the spirit of those leaders, whose object has always been dominion and power, that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown,
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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.
Members of the South Carolina Society invite compatriots and guests to join them in Greenville, S.C., as they host the 124th Annual Congress. Mark your calendars for July 18-23. Situated in the Upcountry and sitting at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With [continue reading...]
By Daniel J. Haas Ohio Society On July 15, buses arrived at the Bechtel Summit Reserve delivering the nearly 35,000 Boy Scouts who participated in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. They were arriving for the inaugural scouting event at The Summit, the 11,000-acre new permanent home of the National Jamboree in the New River Gorge [continue reading...]
By Jacleen Charbonneau Worcester Magazine 30 January 2014, 5:00 am Worcester is known for its undeniable sense of community, but with the addition of its consortium, Worcester Revolution of 1774, Inc., community has been taken to a whole new level. Made up of a multitude of historical, cultural and civic organizations – the American Antiquarian [continue reading...]
Open to the public: Friday, April 18 through Sunday, September 21, 2014 (Concord, MA; January 23, 2014) On April 30, 1775, Concord’s minister William Emerson wrote in his diary: “This Month remarkable for the greatest Events taking Place in the present Age.” As Emerson’s diary entry makes plain, the significance of the events of April [continue reading...]
Massachusetts Archives Introduction The Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, is the repository for Massachusetts records generated by state government. Archives holdings date from the beginning of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628 and document the settlement of lands in Maine and Massachusetts, the arrival of immigrants, and the [continue reading...]
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