Celebration of the Battle of Great Bridge 123rd Annual Great Bridge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Commemoration and the 13th Annual National Society Sons of the American Revolution Celebration
Saturday, 11am, December 2nd, 2023 Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways Museum 1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, Virginia
For more information, contact: Cindy Bruce () or Bob Bruce ()
The next General Francis Nash Chapter luncheon meeting will be December 2, at the Colonial Inn in Hillsborough. Our special guest, Jim Steeg, will be sharing leadership lessons from his experiences in the National Football League. Jim spent more than 35 years with the National Football League (NFL) running business operations for the Miami Dolphins, then heading the NFL’s Special Events Department, where he was in charge of 26 Super Bowls, including the memorable 2002 Super Bowl XXXVI, which followed the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., and featured former and then-current players reading excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, and four former Presidents and a former First Lady reciting parts of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches. Performers before or during the game included Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, the Boston Pops orchestra, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, and U2, all patriotic-themed. The St. Louis Rams, 14-point favorites, lost to the New England Patriots, 17-20, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. It was the first Super Bowl to be designated a National Special Security Event, as have all subsequent Super Bowls. (The game is also notable as the beginning of the Brady – Belichick – Patriots dynasty, and the last game broadcast by Pat Summerall and John Madden.) Jim is widely recognized as the individual most responsible for growing the Super Bowl into the most popular one-day sporting event in the world.
More recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Chargers. Building upon this experience, he continues a Sports Management and Media Consulting activity. Jim is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and received his MBA from Wake Forest. Jim has lectured and taught at several universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, and Wake Forest. He and his wife, Jill, recently relocated from San Diego to North Carolina.
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.
The People of North Carolina in the American Revolution
May 20, 2023 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The People of North Carolina in the American Revolution
Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh
Please join us and spread the word about this event! As the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America approaches, the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is partnering with the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Archives to explore and celebrate some of the diverse groups of North Carolinians who helped shape the history of the state and the nation: women and men, young and old, patriots and loyalists, immigrants and indigenous, free and enslaved.
This special event will be held both virtually and in-person at the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. Registration is $45/ $5 discounts available for members of the NC Genealogical Society and Friends of the Archives. Register today! Do you have Questions?Contact ">LeRae Umfleet, Special Projects Administrator, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Learn about a variety of topics from a diverse group of experts. Sessions include:
Keynote: *The Many North Carolinas of the American Revolution, John A. Ruddiman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University
*“Uppity Women” Make History in Edenton, Alexis Tobias-Jacavone, Director of History and Communications for the Edenton Historical Commission
North Carolina Loyalists (In-person only), W. Becket Soule, OP
*NC Militia or Continental Line: Where are the Records?, Craig R. Scott, MA, CG®, FUGA
The Quakers: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (In-person only), Ron Osborne
*African American & Indigenous Patriots of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina, Kevin Graham, Tyrone Goodwyn and Luke Alexander
The Regulator Movement: New Research (In-person only), Mark Chilton, Orange County Register of Deeds
*Documenting the World of Outlander, Joshua Hager and Alison Thurman, State Archives of NC staff
*These sessions will be live-streamed and available to view on the day of the event with the purchase of an event ticket. Sessions will not be recorded.