The Halifax Resolves Chapter of the North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution hosted an April 12th ceremony celebrating the 242nd anniversary of the adoption of the Halifax Resolves on April 12th, 1776. Chapter President David B. Gammon assumed the role of Master of Ceremonies following the welcome given by Historic Halifax Site Manager Karl Burke. President Gammon welcomed the dignitaries that included National Society SAR President-General Mr. Larry T. Guzy, NSSAR South Atlantic Vice President-General Mr. James H. Wood, NC SAR President Mr. George K. Strunk, VASSAR 2nd VP Mr. Bill Schwetke, NC Sons of the Revolution President Mr. Daniel L. Hopping, National Society Children of the American Revolution Southeastern Region VP Miss Mary Lee Howell, NC Children of the American Revolution President Miss Megan Benedict. Mr. Tony Brown, Halifax County Manager, also greeted the participants and Halifax County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman Mr. J. Rives Manning read a proclamation from the board in support of the event. SAR and DAR chapters from North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina were in attendance as were the 5th grade students of Halifax Academy all of whom participated in the ceremony. The Combined NC SAR Color Guard under the command of NC SAR Color Guard Commander Mr. Ken Wilson presented and retrieved the Colors. President General Guzy was the keynote speaker presenting “Because We Remember” to the gathering.
A pre-event reception in honor of the President-General was held the preceding evening in Roanoke Rapids, NC and a post event luncheon was held at the Halifax UMC, Halifax, NC.