Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge Commemoration

Ron Hillabrand
Posted in: News

First North Carolina Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Chartered 21 April 1928 in Asheville, North Carolina, and later became the Blue Ridge Chapter.

A  commemoration was held at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge National Battlefield in Currie, North Carolina at 11:00 a.m. on February 25, 2023. This ceremony was hosted by the NCSSAR Lower Cape Fear Chapter and others such as the DAR Stamp Defiance Chapter, the Scottish Society of Wilmington, and Moore’s Creek Battleground Association. The MCBA was formed on March 7, 1899, to preserve the battle site, perpetuate patriotism, and foster knowledge of our national heritage. They are the oldest, continually operating support group to a National Park Service site.

Although it was a cool, overcast day with occasional sprinkles there were about 3,000 who attended the Wreath Laying ceremony. There were also about 100 DAR members and about 50 SAR members in attendance. Among those in attendance was NCSSAR Blue Ridge Color Guard member Lance Dickinson, U.S. Army Purple Heart recipient, who was dressed in his appropriate Colonial uniform.

It is easy to see that the Blue Ridge Chapter is an active, energetic, busy chapter that is always looking for new members to help us reach our challenging goals for the recognition of the sacrifices our Patriots made for us to enjoy all the freedoms we have today.