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  • May 20, 2023 2:00 PM - May 20, 2023 4:00 PM

    27th Annual Patriots’ Day
    in Alamance County

    hosted by: Alamance Battleground Chapter
    Sons of the American Revolution
    2:00 PM - Wreath Laying Ceremony
    Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
    5803 NC 62 South, Burlington, NC

    Members of SAR, DAR, C.A.R., SR and other Patriotic/Historical Societies will participate in a formal wreath laying ceremony at Alamance Battleground at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2023 to commemorate Alamance County’s three 1781 Revolutionary Battles: Pyle’s Defeat, Clapp’s Mill and Lindley’s Mill, and the Pre-Revolutionary May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance (250 th Anniversary). This year’s event will be held as in the past at the Patriot’s Monument, in the field across the road from the Visitor’s Center. Color Guard units are encouraged to bring chapter and ceremonial flags and wear period uniforms or militia dress. Dignitaries and representatives of patriotic societies are invited to present wreaths. For inclement weather, the event will be held under the awning in front of the Visitor’s Center. There is no charge for parking.

    The NC SAR poster and brochure contest will be judged at the Alamance Battleground visitor’s center at 1:00 PM. Please bring posters and brochures for judging at that time or contact Sam Powell for electronic submissions.

    Participants in the 2:00 PM wreath laying ceremony are requested to arrive at the Park Patriots’ Monument by 1:30 PM. The NCSSAR combined Color Guard will lead the processional.

    Directions to Alamance Battleground State Park are: From Interstate-40 take Exit 143, then south on Highway 62 for approximately six miles, Alamance Battleground State Military Park entrance straddles Hwy 62.

    To include your unit’s recognition in the program, please furnish the following information to:

    Samuel C. Powell
    PO Box 2104
    Burlington, NC 27216-2104
    Telephone: (336) 227-3557

    For wreath presenters, Presenter’s Name: ___________________________________________
    Office/Title of presenter: ________________________________________________________
    Organization/State/Chapter: __________________________________________________