Tuesday, January 08, 2008

SAR to Honor Black Revolutionary War Veterans

The National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will dedicate a monument on January 27 to "Patriots of Color" from Charles City County, Virginia.

Says Bruce Wilcox, president of SAR: "It is not generally appreciated in scholarly circles, let alone by the general public, that perhaps 20,000 Black Americans served during the Revolution, and helped our Nation achieve its Independence and Liberty. The SAR takes seriously its role to preserve the memory of all Revolutionary War Patriots, and we are glad to honor these Patriots of Color from Charles City County."

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