Blue Ridge Color Guard AttendsGuilford Courthouse Battle Commemoration

Ron Hillabrand
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Chartered 21 April 1928 in Asheville, North Carolina, later became the Blue Ridge Chapter, the oldest Chapter in Western North Carolina.

The Revolutionary War battle, known as the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, was fought on March 15, 1781, between the American forces under Greensboro’s namesake, Nathanael Greene, and British Commander Lord Charles Cornwallis. Various parts of the battle took place on portions of land scattered along a path from what is now, Lawndale Drive eastward along what is now, New Garden Road in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Chapter VP and Color Guard Commander Garry Linton participated in the Color Guard and rendered honors at the Guilford Courthouse Battle Commemoration on March 15, 2024.

Garry Linton


The following is a sample of the Blue Ridge Color Guard’s appearances in the near future:

April 27, 2024, (11:00 a.m.) Newfound Baptist Church Leicester, North Carolina for five Grave Markings.

May 10, 2024, (11:00 a.m.) Naturalization Ceremony at the Asheville Federal Courthouse.

July 4, 2024, Henderson County Historical 4th of July Parade in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

September 20, 2024, (11:00 a.m.) Naturalization Ceremony at the Asheville Federal Courthouse.

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.