Alliance Chapter, NSDAR - Chapter Calendar

Alliance Chapter Calendar
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party

September 14, 2019 — Chapter Meeting; joint meeting with Piankeshaw Chapter SAR (“Remembering the Great Suffrage Parade of 1913” presented by Carol Castellon, Lucinda Lawrence, Kate Stout, and Julie Woller)

September 17-23, 2019 — Constitution Week

October 12, 2019 — Chapter Meeting (“Fashioning the New Woman, American Women and Fashion, 1890-1925” presented by chapter docents)

November 9, 2019 — Chapter Meeting (“My Service” by Retired Chief Master Sergeant Jerry King)

December 14, 2019 — Chapter Meeting (“Cooking Thru Our Ancestry” presented by Lisa Shields)

January 2020 — No Meeting

February 14, 2020 — Honoring DAR and SAR Good Citizens ("presented by WCIA 3 Sports Director Bret Behrens")

March 14, 2020 — Chapter Meeting (“Serving Those Who Have Served Us” presented by State Regent Sharla Luken)

April 11, 2020 — Chapter Meeting ("The C.A.R.")

May 9, 2020 — Chapter Meeting (Memorial Service, Installation of Officers, and Annual Business Meeting; Mini Program “Women’s Right to Vote” presented by Tatiana Funkhouser)

June 6, 2020 — Chapter Meeting (Flag Day Program, Honor JAC, and American History Essay Winners, Flag Awards)

July 4, 2020 — C-U Freedom Parade

American Revolutionary War heroines - Sybil Ludington was the eldest of twelve children. Her father, Colonel Ludington, had served in the French and Indian War. As a mill owner in Patterson, New York, he was a community leader, and he volunteered to serve as the local militia commander as war with the British loomed. When he received word late on April 26, 1777, that the British were attacking Danbury, Connecticut, Colonel Ludington knew that they would move from there into further attacks in New York. As head of the local militia, he needed to muster his troops from their farmhouses around the district, and to warn the people of the countryside of possible British attack. Sybil, then 16 years old, volunteered to warn the countryside of the attack and to alert the militia troops to muster at Ludington's. The glow of the flames from Danbury would have been visible for miles. She traveled some 40 miles through the towns of Carmel, Mahopac, and Stormville, in the middle of the night, in a rainstorm, on muddy roads, shouting that the British were burning Danbury and calling out the militia to assemble at Ludington's. When Sybil Ludington returned home, most of the militia troops were ready to march to confront the British. The 400-some troops were not able to save the supplies and the town at Danbury—the British seized or destroyed food and munitions and burned the town—but they were able to stop the Brtish advance and push them back to their boats, in the Battle of Ridgefield.

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