250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

December 16, 2023 / 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Whereas the Boston Tea Party is a seminal event in the history of the founding of these United States of America, and

Whereas the nature of this event enacted by American Colonists, generally known as the “Sons of Liberty”, was in defiance of the tax on tea which was seen unlawful as “taxation without representation,” and

Whereas it is with the spirit and mission of the Compatriots of our great organization to join with our patriotic brothers and sisters in a ceremonial act of independence, and

Whereas, thanks to the sacrifices of our patriot ancestors, we have the liberty to join with others in the ceremonial “Destruction of Tea” as a sign of solidarity with those patriot ancestors.

I, John Dodd, President General of the Sons of the American Revolution do Proclaim Saturday, December 16, 2023, the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, as a time of celebration for every patriotic American, and encourage every patriot to assemble with other patriots and at 8:00 PM Boston time join in unison to “destroy tea” as our Patriot Ancestors did 250 years before, be that by imbibing, sharing, or tossing of tea, as the case may be, and general merrymaking.