May 3, 2017 - ROTC Student Honored with SAR Award

Mecklenburg chapter board of managers member Chad Lloyd presented the SAR JROTC achievement award to Cadet Keshawn Cherry, a student at Harding University High School in Charlotte.

Mecklenburg chapter board of managers member Chad Lloyd presents a ROTC SAR award on May 3 2017.

May 1, 2017 - Chapter Summer Social Lunches Return!

Get ready to be social! Everybody, spouses, guests, friends...you're all invited to the monthly Summer Social Lunches beginning at 11:30am at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Mecklenburg chapter summer lunches return on June 14, July 12 and August 16 2017.

The summer lunch dates are June 14, July 12 and August 16, 2017.

RSVP to Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org. Come have fun. Come be social. Come meet new people. Eat food! We look forward to seeing you for the return of our Summer Social Lunches!

April 22, 2017 - Jim Tatum Earns Color Guardsman of the Year

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum has been selected and awarded the 2017 Color Guardsman of the Year by the North Carolina SAR. In the photo below, Jim receives his award from State President Gary Green.

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum receives the 2017 Color Guardsman of the Year on April 22 2017.

January 11, 2017 - Chapter Member Speaks at Mundy House

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Mundy House and History Center of East Lincoln County in Denver, NC. John delivered his SAR presentation on his Vietnam experiences to a packed house of Vietnam War Veterans, DAR and SAR members. Other chapter members attending included Ken Luckey, Jim Tatum and Jay Joyce.

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen delivers a Vietnam War presentation to the Mundy House on January 11 2017. Foothills District Vice President Jay Joyce also donated a $250 check to the Mundy House from the Mecklenburg chapter. (see photo below)

SAR Foothills District Vice President Jay Joyce presents The Mundy House with a $250 donation from the Mecklenburg SAR chapter.

December 17, 2016 - Chapter Embraces Wreaths Across America

Members of our Mecklenburg chapter joined forces with members of the Mecklenburg and Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence chapters, NCSDAR, to participate in this year's Wreaths Across America ceremony at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews.

Family, community and organization members gather to release their balloons during the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Charlotte on December 17 2016.

More than 500 donated wreaths were distributed to veterans gravesites across the cemetery. In the photo below, Marsha Hannah of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence chapter, NCSDAR, presents honors to a Korean War veteran during the ceremony.

Marsha Hannah, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence DAR chapter member, renders honors during the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Charlotte on December 17 2016.

In the photo below, Mecklenburg chapter president Ken Luckey renders honors (top photo below) and Mecklenburg chapter Board of Manager's member John Allen renders his honors during the ceremony (middle photo below). And in the bottom photo, Mecklenburg chapter secretary Guy Chamberlain renders honors while his wife, Louise Chamberlain, regent of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter DAR, places a wreath on a veteran's grave during the ceremony.

Mecklenburg chapter president Ken Luckey renders honors on December 17 2016 at Wreaths Across America in Charlotte.
Mecklenburg chapter board of managers member John Allen Sr. renders honors on December 17 2016 during Wreaths Across America in Charlotte.
Mecklenburg chapter secretary Guy Chamberlain renders honors while his wife, Louise Chamberlain, regent of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter DAR, places a wreath on a veteran's grave during the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 17 2016 in Charlotte.

December 5, 2016 - SAR Community Award to CMPD

Our Mecklenburg chapter presented a SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to Lieutenant Zeru Chickoree of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department today for his work in SWAT negotiations and police officer training. In the photo below, Jay Joyce with the Mecklenburg chapter SAR presents Lt. Chickoree his SAR medal.

Mecklenburg member Jay Joyce presents the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to CMPD Lt. Zeru Chickoree on December 5 2016.

Lieutenant Chickoree has been a distinguished member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 1998. Lieutenant Chickoree has served tirelessly, with integrity, conviction, and honor for 18 years through many ranks leading to his current assignment as an executive officer in Field Services Group North.

A presentation was also made to Chief Kerr Putney for the exemplary performance that the entire team of men and women with CMPD exhibited during the year in keeping our city and community safe. In the photo below, Jay Joyce presents the award to Chief Putney.

Mecklenburg SAR member Jay Joyce presents a special SAR Law Enforcement Award to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney on December 5 2016.

December 3, 2016 - Patriot Grave Marking Held in Conover, NC

Members of our Mecklenburg chapter traveled to Conover, NC to support the Patriot grave marking service of Lt. Polsar Sigmon, sponsored by the Catawba Valley chapter, North Carolina SAR.

Mecklenburtg chapter members and Catawba Valley chapter members marked the grave of Patriot Polsar Sigmon on December 4 2016 in Convover, NC.

The ceremony was held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Conover, NC. Our chapter members that attended included Jim Tatum, Ken Luckey, Neil Hohmann, Bill McCown and Jay Joyce.

The grave of Revolutionary War Patriot Lt. Polsar Sigmon was marked on December 3 2016 in Conover, NC.

December 3, 2016 - The 241st Anniversary of Great Bridge

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen represented our chapter during the ceremonies of the 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge near Great Bridge, VA. The original battle took place on December 9, 1775.

The 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge was held on December 3, 2016 in Great Bridge, VA.

The victory by Continental Army and militia forces led to the departure of Governor Lord Dunmore and any remaining vestiges of British power from the Colony of Virginia during the early days of the conflict.

The Mecklenburg chapter attended the 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge in Great Bridge, VA on December 3, 2016.

November 12, 2016 - Chapter Member Marks Ancestor's Grave

Mecklenburg chapter member Wallace Smith led a drive for our chapter to team with the COL William Bratton chapter of the South Carolina SAR to mark the grave of his Patriot ancestor, John Harden. The ceremony was held at the beautiful and old cemetery next to the Old Purity Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC.

The Mecklenburg chapter SAR co-sponsored a grave marking for Patriot John Harden in Chester, SC on November 12, 2016.

Wallace Smith' grandchildren (in the photo above) and wife were in attendance and they participated in the ceremony. In the photo below, Wallace Smith unveils the SAR marker.

Mecklenburg chapter member Wallace Smith unveils the SAR grave marker for his Patriot ancestor John Harden in Chester, SC on November 12, 2016.

Other Mecklenburg chapter members in attendance included Jim Wood, Jim Tatum, Neil Hohmann, Dave Alls, Jay Joyce and Ken Luckey.

November 9, 2016 - Chapter Member Speaks to DAR Event

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen was the guest speaker at the Piedmont Patriots Chapter, DAR, this evening. John spoke on his service during the Vietnam War and Patriotism from that war.

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen spoke to the DAR about Patriotism and his service in Vietnam on November 9 2016.

November 8, 2016 - Mecklenburg Visits Battle of Kings Mountain

Several members of our Mecklenburg chapter visited the dinner meeting of the Battle of Kings Mountain chapter this evening in Kings Mountain. Their guest speaker was author Warren Bingham who spoke about George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour through the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia.

The Battle of Kings Mountain chapter dinner meeting on November 8 2016.

Members attending from the Mecklenburg chapter included Jay Joyce, new member Bill McCown and Ken Luckey, president.

Mecklenburg chapter members visit the Battle of Kings Mountain chapter dinner meeting on November 8 2016.

November 7, 2016 - The American Airlines Freedom Breakfast

Members of the Mecklenburg chapter attended the annual American Airlines Freedom Breakfast presented by the Carolinas Freedom Foundation. Attending members this year included Tim Berly, Tom Phlegar, Jim Tatum, Ken Luckey, Dave Alls, John Allen and new member Bill McCown.

Members of the Mecklenburg SAR chapter attend the Carolina's Freedom Foundation Breakfast on November 7 2016 in Charlotte.

November 6, 2016 - Davidson Graves Marked with American Flags

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen participated in a U.S. Flag distribution event where attendees marked every Veteran's grave with a U.S. Flag. Three local cemeteries in Davidson, NC, were visited and marked with the flags, under the leadership of Davidson town Mayor John Woods. Veterans for all wars, Revolutionary, 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American, WWI, WWII, Vietnam and Middle Eastern wars were marked with American flags. Compatriot Allen spoke about the life of General William Lee Davidson whose name was given to the college and town after the Battle of Cowan's Ford.

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen participated in marking the Veteran's graves in three Davidson cemeteries on November 6 2016.

November 5, 2016 - Charlotte Veterans Day Parade

The Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard led the Charlotte Veterans Day Parade in Uptown Charlotte today. Participating members included Tom Burgess, John Allen, Jim Wood, Ken Luckey, Dave Alls, Tom Phlegar, Jim Tatum, Tim Berly, Jay Joyce, new member Bill McCown, and past SCSSAR president Dan Woodruff and his wife Sherilyn.

Members of the Mecklenburg SAR Color Guard prepare to march in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Uptown Charlotte on November 5 2016.

The Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard get ready to lead the Veterans Day Parade on November 5 2016 in Charlotte, NC.

November 3, 2016 - Chapter Membership Dinner & Program

Our Mecklenburg chapter held our final dinner meeting of 2016 with a full house of 74 attendees. For the third year in a row, we enjoyed a lively presentation from Randell Jones on the Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina's history! Randell is a great friend of our chapter and he really knows how to tell a story and excite our group.

Members of the Mecklenburg chapter SAR enjoy the meeting on November 3 2016 in Charlotte.

Several new members were inducted and annual awards were presented to several members who have provided outstanding service to the chapter in 2016.

Tom Phlegar, Tom Burgess and Wallace Smith received the Bronze Roger Sherman medal and certificate.

John Allen, Neil Hohmann, Jim Tatum, Gus Succop and Guy Chamberlain received the Silver Roger Sherman medal and certificate.

The 2016 Chapter Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Jim Tatum (in the top photo below) and the 2016 Outstanding Member of the Year Patriot Award was presented to Dave Alls (in the bottom photo below).

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum receives the SAR Distinguished Chapter Member Award from president Ken Luckey on November 3 2016. Mecklenburg chapter member Dave Alls receives the 2016 Chapter Member of the Year Patriot Award from president Ken Luckey on November 3 2016.

October 22, 2016 - Chapter Leadership Meets

The Mecklenburg chapter leadership met today for discussion on chapter growth, membership retention, 2017 programs, youth awards and scholarships and improving business practices for the benefit of the members.

Member Dave Alls introduced several amendments to our chapter bylaws that were unanimously approved to present to the chapter membership at the November 3 dinner meeting.

October 15, 2016 - Two Patriot Graves Marked in Belmont, NC

The Mecklenburg chapter and the Major William Chronicle chapter, NCSDAR, together marked the graves of two Revolutionary War Patriots today in the Smith Family Cemetery in Belmont, NC.

The graves of Patriots Matthew Armstrong and Matthew Leeper were marked with their ancestors present for the ceremony.

Matthew Armstrong and Matthew Leeper grave marking in Belmont NC on Oct 15 2016.

Mecklenburg chapter SAR marks the graves of Patriots Matthew Leeper and Matthew Armstrong in Belmont NC on Oct. 15 2016.

Mecklenburg chapter compatriots Jim Tatum, John Allen, Dave Alls and Jay Joyce participated in the Color Guard with Guy Higgins of the Patriot Isaac Carter chapter, NCSSAR.

Mecklenburg chapter members honor Patriots Leeper and Armstrong in Belmont, NC on Oct. 15 2016.

October 14, 2016 - Rededication of DAR Jubilee Forest

Compatriot Jim Tatum represented our Mecklenburg SAR chapter at the rededication ceremony of the DAR Jubilee Forest in Transylvania County, NC, along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the photo below, left to right, Susan Waldkirch and Vivia Tatum, members of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter NCSDAR, and Jim Tatum pose.

Mecklenburg chapter SAR compatriot Jim Tatum with Vivia Tatum and Susan Waldkirch at the DAR Jubilee Forest rededication ceremony in NC on Oct 14 2016.

In 1939, the President General, Mrs. Henry M. Robert, chose the Penny Pine program as one of her Golden Jubilee National Projects. Each state was to have a memorial forest, beginning in 1939 and culminating in 1941 on the NSDAR 50th Anniversary. Each chapter across the country was to pledge, at the very least, one acre of pine seedlings. Five dollars an acre at a penny each equals 500 trees.

October 7, 2016 - Annual Battle of Kings Mountain Ceremony

In spite of the rains from Hurricane Matthew off the coast of North Carolina, hundreds of SAR, DAR and members of historical societies gathered in Kings Mountain for the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Compatriots Jim Tatum, Tom Phlegar, Ray Maxson and Tim Berly. In the photo below, chapter member Tom Phlegar plays "Taps" at the national ceremony.

Mecklenburg chapter member Tom Phlegar plays "Taps" on his trumpet during the Kings Mountain national ceremony on October 7 2016.

September 24, 2016 - Patriot Honored with Granite Monument

The Mecklenburg chapter partnered with the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, NCSDAR, to build and place a granite and brass monument for Patriot Ephraim Brevard in the Old Settler's Cemetery in Uptown Charlotte today. Civic dignitaries in attendance included Charlotte City Councilman Greg Phipps from District 4, Brevard City Mayor Jimmy Harris, Brevard City Mayor Pro Tem Mac Morrow, Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland and Larry Chapman, vice chairman, Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and a member of the Blue Ridge Chapter SAR.

The Mecklenburg chapter SAR sponsored a Patriot memorial unveiling ceremony for Ephraim Brevard on September 24 2016 in Charlotte.

"Patriot Brevard was an author and a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, a Captain at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, a prisoner of war in Charleston and a surgeon with the 1st North Carolina," said Ken Luckey, president of the Mecklenburg SAR chapter. "We had several city officials from Brevard, NC, here to bring greetings as that city was named after Patriot Brevard." In the photo below, Ken Luckey, at left, and Susan Waldkirch, past regent of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, NCSDAR, unveil the monument.

Mecklenburg chapter president Ken Luckey and Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, NCSDAR, past regent Susan Waldkirch, unveil the monument for Patriot Ephraim Brevard on September 24 2016 in Charlotte.

Participating from the Mecklenburg chapter were Ken Luckey, Dave Alls, Guy Chamberlain, Gus Succop, Jim Tatum, John Allen, Ray Maxson and Jay Joyce.

The monument for Patriot Ephraim Brevard was unveiled September 24 2016 in the Old Settlers' Cemetery in Uptown Charlotte NC.

September 16, 2016 - Mecklenburg Attends Washington Vigil

Two Compatriots from the North Carolina SAR met at the administration building and marched (route step) to the tomb of President George Washington. We posted two members at the tomb and began the vigil shortly after 9:00am. In the photo below, Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen, at left, and North Carolina SAR Sr. Executive Vice President George Strunk, pose for a photo after their duty.

Mecklenburg chapter member John Allen poses at the George Washington vigil on September 17 2016 in Mt. Vernon.

Watch the Video of the Changing of the Guard

September 3, 2016 - Charter of Patriot Isaac Carter Chapter

Members of our Mecklenburg chapter attended the chartering ceremony of our state's newest chapter, the Patriot Isaac Carter Chapter in Havelock, NC.

Chapter members Jim Wood, Tim Berly, Jay Joyce and Jim Tatum attended the ceremony. Jim Wood played the key role in helping to navigate the formation of the new chapter, the SAR's first predominantly African-American chapter and its first chapter to be named after an African-American Patriot. In the photo below, the charter members of the new chapter pose for a photo, with new chapter president Ed Carter in front.

North Carolina SAR new chapter Patriot Isaac Carter chartering ceremony on September 3 2016.

August 25, 2016 - 10 New Members and New Leadership

The Mecklenburg chapter held our August dinner meeting tonight with a full slate of activities in front of a packed house! Our special guest speaker was Dr. Tom Hanchett, previously Charlotte's official historian with the Levine Museum of the New South. Dr. Hanchett (in photo below) spoke about our city's racial integration beginning at the 1875 Census.

Charlotte historian Dr. Tom Hanchett delivers a presentation to the Mecklenburg chapter SAR on August 25 2016.

We also welcomed 10 new members who took their SAR membership oath from outgoing chapter president Jay Joyce. These 10 new members include Wynn Allen (grandson of chapter member John Allen), Bill Dawson, David Galusha, Charles Miller, Henry Miller, James Payne, Jr., James Payne III, Simon Schroeck, Paul Shrimplin and John Soule.

Supplemental SAR ancestor certificates were also presented to John Allen, Curt Older and Dee Bradford.

Plus the SAR Military Service medal and certificate were presented to John Allen, Pete Hubicki, Ray Maxson and Fred Paschall, Jr.

Chapter genealogist and registrar Dave Alls was presented with the SAR Liberty Medal and two oak leaf clusters for recruiting 30 new members!

Past NCSSAR state president Tim Berly swears in Ken Luckey as the new Mecklenburg chapter president on August 25 2016.

(In the photo above, past NCSSAR state president Tim Berly, on right, inducts Ken Luckey as our new chapter president.) Chapter officer elections were held and the following men were elected to their new positions: Ken Luckey, president, Neil Hohmann, vice president, Guy Chamberlain, secretary, Tom Phlegar, treasurer, Dave Alls, genealogist/registrar, Al Cadenhead, chaplain, and Bill Anderson, historian.

August 20, 2016 - SAR and VFW U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony

The Mecklenburg chapter SAR, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW joined to honorably retire over 150 U.S. Flags today. Mecklenburg chapter member Ray Maxson, in the photo below, represented our chapter.

Mecklenburg SAR member Ray Maxson participates in the VFW flag retirement ceremony in Charlotte on August 20 2016.

August 13, 2016 - Mecklenburg Attends Tryon Resolves Ceremony

Members of our Mecklenburg chapter attended the 241st Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves in Bessemer City, NC today. Chapter members John Allen, Jim Tatum, Ken Luckey and Dave Alls participated in the combined Color Guard for the ceremony.

August 6, 2016 - Mecklenburg Attends House in the Horseshoe

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum represented our chapter at the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of the House in the Horseshoe in Sanford, NC. During the ceremony, the grave of Patriot Benjamin Williams, the 4-time Governor of North Carolina.

July 21, 2016 - Mecklenburg Color Guard Attends DAR Meeting

Several members of the Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard attended the District III Meeting of the Daughter of the American Revolution.

"We presented the Colors to open the District Three meeting," said chapter member Jim Tatum. "Over 100 DAR members were present and we were honored to help our DAR friends open their district meeting."

Mecklenburg chapter members attending the meeting included David Alls, Jim Tatum, John Allen, Jim Wood and Neil Hohmann.

July 16, 2016 - 236th Anniversary of Colson's Mill

Members of the Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard participated in the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Colson's Mill in Norwood, NC today. This is the commemoration honoring the men who chased the British out of Yadkin-Pee Dee River Valley.

Members of the Mecklenburg chapter participate in the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Colson's Mill in Norwood, NC.

American General Griffith Rutherford ordered his adjutant, Colonel William Lee Davidson, and about 200 men to pursue the Tories, and a race ensued down the Yadkin River Valley. Believing themselves to be out of harm’s way and close enough to Cornwallis’ headquarters to prevent attack, Bryan’s Tories pitched camp near an inn and a mill on the Cheraw Road called Colson’s.

Mecklenburg chapter members attending included Jim Tatum, Jay Joyce, Ken Luckey, Dave Alls and John Allen.

July 4, 2016 - U.S. Citizen Naturalization Ceremony

The Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard presented the Colors for the new U.S. Citizen Naturalization Ceremony held today at the Charlotte Museum of History. There were 27 new U.S. citizens who took the oath of citizenship.

Mecklenburg SAR chapter Color Guard members presented the colors on July 4 2016 at the Charlotte Museum of History for the naturalization ceremony of 27 new U.S. citizens.

Mecklenburg chapter Color Guard members who participated included Jim Tatum, Dave Alls, Tom Phlegar, Neil Hohmann and Ray Maxson. Our own Ray Maxson was interviewed on NBC Charlotte TV about the July 4th event and our SAR involvement at the event.

Mecklenburg chapter SAR members presented the Colors at the new U.S. citizen naturalization ceremony on July 4 2016 at the Charlotte Museum of History.

Mecklenburg chapter members pose with a new U.S. Citizen during a Naturalization ceremony on July 4 2016 in Charlotte.

Mecklenburg chapter genealogist/registrar Dave Alls poses with a new U.S. Citizen on July 4 2016 in Charlotte.

June 25, 2016 - SAR/DAR Night at "Liberty Mountain"

SAR/DAR night was a huge success! 91 SAR and DAR members came together to enjoy a BBQ cookout and to watch the Revolutionary War drama "Liberty Mountain" in Kings Mountain, NC. Doyle Campbell, president of the Battle of Kings Mountain chapter, sponsored and managed the event.

SAR and DAR members attended the play Liberty Mountain in Kings Mountain, NC on June 25 2016.

"What an incredible SAR/DAR experience with 91 members coming together to enjoy each other's company and watch this important play about the Patriots of Kings Mountain," said Ken Luckey, vice president of the Mecklenburg chapter. "It was so much fun to see these SAR and DAR friends in a social and relaxed atmosphere."

North Carolina SAR president Gary Green and his wife were in attendance, as well as South Atlantic District Vice President Ed Rigel and SAR National Color Guard Vice Commander Mark Anthony.

The play, "Liberty Mountain," was exceptional. The history about the battle of Kings Mountain was intertwined with a very interesting storyline of a local family that moved to Kings Mountain and then fought in the battle.

The play Liberty Mountain is written by Robert Inman and runs through July 17 2016 in Kings Mountain, NC.

"Liberty Mountain" was written by brand new SAR member and renown playwright and novelist Robert Inman. The play runs through July 17th at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain. Click here to purchase tickets and see the show schedule.

May 28, 2016 - 236th Anniversary of Buford's Massacre

Mecklenburg chapter members attended the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Buford's Massacre in Lancaster, SC. Chapter members Tim Berly, Jim Tatum and Ken Luckey represented Mecklenburg.

Mecklenburg chapter members attended the 236th Anniversary of the Battle of Bufords Massacre on May 20 2016 in Lancaster, SC.

May 21, 2016 - George Washington Visits Salisbury, NC

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum attended the 225th Anniversary of George Washington visiting Rowan County.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and many other notable personalities, living and from the Revolutionary War Era, were in attendance. President George Washington and his staff were on-site to meet attendees. Revolutionary War Continental Army soldiers from Washington, D.C. were also in attendance.

George Washington and Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum pose for a photo in Salisbury on May 21 2016.

May 21, 2016 - "MeckDec" Day at Knight's Baseball Game

Mecklenburg chapter members Tom Phlegar and Neil Hohmann participated in the MeckDec Day celebration at the Charlotte Knight's baseball game. Both compatriots welcomed guests and participated in the presentation of the Colors at the game.

Mecklenburg chapter members Neil Hohmann and Tom Phlegar participate in the MeckDec Day celebration at the Charlotte Knight's game on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte.

May 20, 2016 - "MeckDec" Day in Charlotte!

Our Mecklenburg chapter participated in the annual "MeckDec" ceremonies in Uptown Charlotte to observe the Signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. A new state historical marker honoring the Signing was unveiled at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets in Uptown.

Chapter members Tim Berly, Jim Tatum, Jay Joyce, Chad Lloyd and John Allen represented the chapter.

In the photos below, (at top) members of the Mecklenburg chapter and North Carolina Color Guard present the Colors to open the indoor ceremony; (in middle photo) North Carolina SAR state president Gary Green observes the musket volley in honor of the historical marker unveiling; and, (in bottom photo) the new historical marker.

The Mecklenburg and North Carolina SAR Color Guard present the Colors at the MeckDec celebration on May 20 2016.

North Carolina SAR state president Gary Green observes the musket volley on MeckDec Day in Charlotte on May 20 2016.

The new state historical marker announcing the signing of the Mecklenburg Resolves is unveiled in Charlotte on May 20 2016.

May 14, 2016 - Mecklenburg Chapter Visits Catawba Valley

Mecklenburg chapter members Ken Luckey, Jim Tatum and Jay Joyce visited the Catawba Valley chapter meeting today in Hickory. In addition to a great lunch, the Catawba Valley chapter inducted a new member and welcomed guest speaker Dr. Amber Clawson, executive director of the Historical Association of Catawba County.

In the photo below, Catawba Valley chapter president Jack Bowman, at left, listens to information about Revolutionary War gravesite information from a chapter member, while Dr. Clawson looks on.

Members of the Mecklenburg chapter SAR visited the Catawba Valley chapter SAR on May 14 2016 in Hickory, NC.

May 5, 2016 - JROTC Medals Awarded by Mecklenburg Chapter

Mecklenburg chapter member and Board of Manager's member Jim Tatum, at right in photo, presents the SAR JROTC Medal to JROTC student Anthony Valderrama.

Mecklenburg chapter member Jim Tatum presents the SAR JROTC Medal to Anthony Valderrama on May 5 2016.