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  • 10

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    November 10, 2021

    Richard A. Peña
    President of Raleigh Chapter
    North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution
    Ph. (919) 757-1063


    Compatriots, please join us for the Raleigh Chapter Meeting!


    NCSSAR Raleigh Chapter Agenda:

    Call to Order – Richard A. Peña, President
    Invocation – Van Jones, Chaplain
    Pledge of Allegiance – Van Jones, Chaplain
    National Anthem – Van Jones, Chaplain
    Pledge of the SAR
    Welcome Compatriots – Richard A. Peña, President
    Unfinished Business
    New Business
    Guest Speaker – TBD
    SAR Recessional

  • 11

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    November 11, 2021
    Veterans' Life Center
    1005 9th St, Butner, NC 27509, USA


    Richard A. Peña
    President of Raleigh Chapter
    North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution
    Ph. (919) 757-1063



    Veterans Day at the Veterans Life Center
    NC SAR Raleigh Chapter
    I am pleased to invite you to attend the Veterans Day event honoring the Veterans Life Center, Butner, North Carolina, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM. The Raleigh Chapter is inspired and delighted to present John W. Turner, Executive Director, Veterans Life Center (VLC), with a gift of $10,000 and the North Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award and Certificate. In addition, the Raleigh Chapter’s Color Guard will present the colors and three United States of America flags as gifts. The keynote speaker will be NC SAR President Jay A. DeLoach, Rear Admiral, USN, Ret. Executive Director John W. Turner is receiving the gift and awards for his outstanding veteran-community work. “The Veterans Life Center is a residential program designed to help at-risk 21st Century male and female veterans. The mission is to provide each of our residents with the prospect of strengthening their mental fitness and physical health, improving life skills, and providing vocational training and career opportunities.” The Veterans Life Center (VLC) helps 21st-century veterans experiencing difficulties reintegrating into civil society.
    * The dress code is a blazer with a tie or colonial militia uniform.


  • 11

    All day
    November 11, 2021

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 11
    See author Gayle Jessup White in Charlotte on November 11, 2021 with the Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution.

    6:00 PM-9:30 PM
    November 11, 2021
    Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel
    5624 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    I’m A Descendant of Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings

    Come listen to the moving, emotional and fact-filled story of a black ancestor of an enslaved black mistress to President Thomas Jefferson.


    One of the most important people and authors in modern history, Gayle Jessup White, will be speaking on November 11, 2021, at the Mecklenburg Chapter Sons of the American Revolution in Charlotte during a dinner event at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive off I-77.Author Gayle Jessup White speaking November 11, 2021 in Charlotte with the Mecklenburg Chapter of the SAR.

    “An integral part of our Society’s charter is to present unique and interesting community programs on all aspects about the people, places and events of the Revolutionary Way,” said Tom Phlegar, Mecklenburg SAR chapter program chairman. “When Ms. White accepted our speaking invitation, we were thrilled at the opportunity to bring such an influential and important American Patriot to Charlotte.”

    Currently Gayle is the public relations and community engagement officer of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation that owns and operates Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. She is a former award-winning TV reporter and anchor, a journalist with The New York Times and a show host and producer at her undergraduate alma matter, Howard University. She holds the profound honor to be the first African American employed at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

    “Ms. White is a descendant from our third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, and one of his enslaved mistresses, Sally Hemings,” added Phlegar. “It is a distinct honor to welcome her and to hear her story about her search for her family’s legacy from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.”

    Gayle had long heard the stories passed down from her father’s family, that they were direct descendants of Thomas Jefferson—lore she firmly believed, though others did not. For four decades the acclaimed journalist and genealogy enthusiast researched her connection to Thomas Jefferson, to confirm its truth once and for all.

    She is the author of the upcoming book, Reclamation: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and a Descendant’s Search for Her Family’s Lasting Legacy, to be released by HarperCollins on November 16, 2021. In Reclamation, she chronicles her remarkable journey to definitively understand her heritage and reclaim it and offers a compelling portrait of what it means to be a black woman in America, to pursue the American dream, to reconcile the legacy of racism, and to ensure the nation lives up to the ideals advocated by her legendary ancestor.

    The story of Sally Hemings and her relationship with Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States, is both sad and inspirational because of what Sally was able to do for her unborn children.

    For more information, please contact Tom Phlegar at 704-776-8166 or email .

    Author Gayle Jessup White

  • 13

    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    November 13, 2021

    The Catawba Valley Chapter will hold it’s Officer Induction meeting, Saturday, November 13 at Palermo’s Family Italian and Greek Restaurant 924 Conover Blyd W, Conover, NC 28613. Arrive to order lunch by 11:30. Meeting starts at 12 noon sharp.

Annual NCSSAR Events

See the map below for the locations of annual commemorations that occur throughout the state on or around their anniversary date.