241st House in the Horseshoe Ceremony

241st House in the Horseshoe Ceremony The following photos were taken Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at the Alston House during the 241st House in the Horseshoe Ceremony Our House in the Horseshoe Committee Chairman and Chapter Secretary, Mike Fusselbaugh conducted a very well planned and perfectly executed patriotic program. Thank you to all who contributed [...]

Sandhills Chapter Presents Two SAR Eagle Scout Awards

Sandhills Chapter Presents Two SAR Eagle Scout Awards A BSA Honor Court was held at Troop 98 Boy Scout Lodge in West End, NC to recognize Charles Hill and Samuel Wicker of Moore County for achieving their Eagle Scout. Sandhills SAR Chapter Compatriots, Stephen Lawrence - Eagle Scout Committee - Chairman and Chapter President Bruce [...]

The 241st Anniversary of the Attack at the House In the Horseshoe

The 241st Anniversary of the Attack at the House In the Horseshoe All Are Welcome! The Sandhills Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all to join us for a day of living history and a patriotic ceremony to honor the 241st Anniversary of the attack at The Historic Alston House or [...]

Revolutionary War – Spy Craft – Sandhills Compatriot, Dr. Mike Marsh

The Guest Speaker at the May 17th Sandhills SAR Chapter Meeting was Sandhills Compatriot, Dr. Michael Marsh. Topic- “Revolutionary War Spy Craft”. How Washington created and benefited from a network of Spies and Methods that was used to communicate, monitor British plans, and assess British strengths and weaknesses. One of Washington’s most effective methods during [...]

Sandhills Color Guard – Temperance Smith Alston DAR Annual Meeting Ceremony

Sandhills Chapter Compatriots and Color Guard Unit was invited to attended the Temperance Smith Alston(TSA) DAR Chapter (Pinehurst) Annual Awards and Recognition meeting on May 21st, at the Pinehurst Country Club. The Sandhills Chapter Color Guard Unit presented the colors during the opening ceremony. NCDAR State Regent – Anna Baird Choi attended and participated in [...]

Sandhills Chapter Compatriot Rod Herbig Receives DAR National Award

Sandhills Chapter Charter Compatriot, Rod Herbig of Pinehurst received a surprise DAR National Award Medal and Certificate for Excellence in Community Service from Regent Jacqueline Wade of The Temperance Smith Alston DAR Chapter, at their annual Awards and Recognition Meeting at the Pinehurst Country Club. Rod has received many SAR Medals and Awards throughout his [...]

Sandhills Chapter Presents the SAR Outstanding Cadet JROTC Medal and Award Certificate

On May 18th, Sandhills Chapter Compatriots MAJ (Ret) Charles Spelman - Veterans Recognition & JROTC Committee Chairman and Bruce Fensley - Sandhills Chapter President visited the Richmond Sr. High School in Rockingham, NC, to attend a “Dine In – Dine Out” JROTC “Raiders” Awards Ceremony that was hosted by the JROTC Commander, Major (Army) Darryl [...]

Sandhills Chapter Honor Three Eagle Scouts of Troop 98 in West End, NC

On Sunday June 5, 2022, Compatriots of The Sandhills SAR Chapter joined a Boy Scout Court of Honor with the Scouts of Troop 98, their families, friends, Scout Leaders, and representatives of other Patriotic organizations to present Three Outstanding young men with the Sons of the American Revolution, Eagle Scout Medals and Certificates. Their Eagle [...]

Pinehurst WW II Veteran, Dr. Jack Duaner, Receives The French Legion of Honor Award

On June 1st 2022, Compatriots from the Sandhills SAR Chapter attended the Presentation Ceremony of the French Legion of Honor Award, by the Consul General of France, Mr. Vincent Hommeril, to US World War II Army Veteran, Dr. Jack Duaner (Pinehurst, NC). Jack Duaner entered US military service in 1943, landed in Normandy in 1944 [...]

Moore County Revolutionary Patriot Grave site located

Sandhills Compatriot, MAJ (Ret) Chuck Spelman and Chairman of our Veterans Recognition Committee has located the gravesite of Moore County Revolutionary War Patriot, Lt. Thomas Matthews in Vass,NC. This search has been ongoing for well over a year. Kudos to Chuck for his personal tenacity and staying focused on finding this Patriot. Chuck spent many [...]

Chapter Dinner – June 20th

Sandhills SAR Chapter Dinner Monday June 20, 2022 Pine Crest Inn 50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 910-295-6121   We are pleased to invite you to our second quarterly dinner of 2022. It should be a fun and interesting dinner with a few surprises.  Please feel free to bring your spouse/guest.   Included are the meal [...]

Aberdeen Police Lt. Jesse J. Smith Receives The Sandhills SAR Chapter Heroism Award

On May 23, 2022, Members of the Sandhills SAR Chapter were honored to be invited to the Town of Aberdee Board of Commissioners Meeting by Mayor Robert Farrell, to present the Sandhills Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution Heroism Medal and Certificate to Aberdeen Police Lieutenant Jesse J. Smith. Lt. Jesse Smith was [...]

Memorial Day Observance

Please remember that Sandhills Chapter will be participating in the 2022 Memorial Day Observance 11:00 AM on Saturday, (5-28th) at the Moore County Veterans Park in Carthage, NC. Sandhills chapter will be presenting a Memorial Wreath that was generously donated by one of our Sandhills Compatriots. Thank You. We hope that you are able to attend this Remembrance and [...]

Town of Southern Pines SAR Law Enforcement and Fire Safety Public Service Awards

(Pictured Above Lt to Rt) Reagan Parsons – Southern Pines Town Manager, Mike Cameron - Southern Pines Fire Chief, Kenneth Skipper - Asst. Fire Chief - Recipient of the SAR Fire Safety Medal, Bruce Fensley- Sandhills Chapter President, SGT. Jason Perry – Recipient of the SAR Law Enforcement Medal, Nick Polidori – Chief of Police, [...]

Sandhills SAR Chapter Installs Containers to Collect Retired U.S. Flags

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Sandhills Chapter Compatriot, Army Maj. (Ret.) Charles Spelman, of Seven Lakes, designed and built several containers to collect retired weather-worn U.S. flags that are no longer a satisfactory emblem to display. Spelman is also chairman of the Sandhills SAR Chapter Veterans Recognition Committee. One these containers was placed in [...]

Union Pines High School Naval JROTC Awards Ceremony

5-12-2022 Union Pines High School Naval JROTC Awards Ceremony Yesterday, Sandhills Chapter JROTC Committee Chairman, (MAJ) Ret. Chuck Spelman and I attended the Union Pines High School Naval JROTC Awards and Change of Command Ceremony during their Unit Assembly. Many other Patriotic and Veterans Organization were in attendance. We presented the SAR Outstanding JROTC Medal [...]

Chapter Meeting Agenda – May 17th at 6pm

Sandhills Chapter SAR Meeting Agenda Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Pinehurst Village Chapel 10 Azeala Rd. Pinehurst, NC 28374   Call to Order: 6:00 PM Invocation – Jack Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly beseech You to give us the constant assistance of Your Holy Spirit so that we may commit ourselves to the fulfillment of [...]

Chapter Meeting Reminder – May 17th at 6pm

Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, Please mark your calendars for the May Sandhills SAR Chapter Monthly Mtg. Tuesday, May 17th, 6:00 PM at the Pinehurst Village Chapel Hall. We have a full agenda for this meeting.   Our Speaker for this meeting is Sandhills Compatriot Mike Marsh. Who will present his Revolutionary Spycraft Program   Abstract for Mike's [...]

Save the Date – Searching for your Patriots – April 19th

SAVE THE DATE Searching For Your Patriots Tuesday, April 19th 2022 Sandhills SAR Chapter Meeting 6:00 PM Pinehurst Village Chapel Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, Since receiving our SAR Charter in 2020, we have been working to make arrangements to conduct a genealogy search training class for our Compatriots and Chapter Associates, who are working on their [...]

The Old Scotch Cemetery Clean-Up

On Saturday March 19th, Sandhills Chapter Compatriots, joined with Members of the Moore County Historical Association to continue the cemetery clean-up at the Old Scotch Cemetery in Carthage. This old and historic cemetery contains many graves from the 18th and 19th Century. We are hoping to locate the grave sites of more Revolutionary War Patriots [...]

225th Anniversary Ceremony of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church

On Saturday March 26 2022, Members of the Sandhills Chapter Compatriots, Color Guardsmen, and Daughters of the General Henry William Harrington DAR Chapter participated in the 225th Year Anniversary Church Ceremony of the founding of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church in Laurinburg, NC. Mr Matt Mutarelli – Veterans Arms LLC, (Montgomery CC Gunsmith Instructor) created [...]

Sandhills Chapter SAR Presents SAR Eagle Scout Award to Nathan Auman

On February 13, 2022, The Sandhills Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution, presented an Eagle Scout Medal and Certificate to Nathan Auman at a Troop 98 Court of Honor Ceremony. Members of Nathan’s Family, Friends, past Troop 98 leaders, and the Scouts of Troop 98 assembled to participate in this honor to Nathan’s [...]

Chapter Meeting Reminder – Feb. 15th at 6pm

Chapter Meeting Reminder Just a short note to remind you all that our February Chapter meeting is February 15th, Tuesday evening, 6:00 PM, at the Pinehurst Village Chapel in Pinehurst, NC This Washington's Birthday Observance will include our guest speaker, Compatriot Franklin Merrell, a very interesting speaker to share the story about "Washington's Spies" with [...]

The Passing of SAR Compatriot Vic McMurry

Sadly, Sandhills SAR Compatriot, Vic McMurry, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family in West End, NC , on Friday evening January 28th. Please keep Vic's wife Debbie and his family in your prayers. God Bless and keep our Compatriot and good friend. Rest In Peace, Compatriot McMurry Victor G McMurry, 80, [...]

SAR Upcoming Chapter Meeting – “Washington’s Spies Presentation”

The Compatriots of the Sandhills Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, invites the public to join their George Washington’s Birthday Celebration meeting, at the Pinehurst Village Chapel, to hear the story about the spy network that George Washington used to keep informed about British plans to defeat the Continental Army and crush the [...]

Sandhills Chapter Compatriot Jack Laflin in search of a Life Saving Kidney Donor

SAR Compatriots, Sandhills Chapter Registrar and member of the Color Guard is struggling with kidney failure and is search of a life saving kidney donor through the Duke Hospital Program. Please see The Pilot Newspaper Article below with the key information about Jack’s medical and contact information. Please share this notice and information with family, [...]

Respectful US Flag Retirement Program

Respectful US Flag Retirement Program Sandhills SAR Chapter Compatriot, Army MAJ (Ret.) Charles (Chuck) Spelman of Seven Lakes, NC, designed and built two containers (Pictured Below) for the Public to use to retire weather worn US Flags. Chuck is also the Chairman of the Sandhills Chapter Veterans Recognition Committee. One these containers was placed in [...]

Wreaths Across America

The Temperance S. Alston DAR Chapter has asked the Sandhills SAR Chapter to become a Co-Sponsor for the Wreaths Across America program here in Moore County.   Wreaths Across America -  The Story Wreaths Across America was founded by Morrill Worcester of Harrington, Maine. When he was a 12 year old paperboy, he won a [...]

Vietnam Veterans Field of Honor Ceremony

Sunday November 7th, Vietnam Veterans Field of Honor Ceremony Members of the Sandhills SAR Chapter participated in The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 966 (Moore County) Sponsored the Annual - Field Of Honor- Veterans Day Ceremony, at the West End Fire Dept. Chapter 966 of the Vietnam Veterans of America created a Field of Honor [...]

Sandhills MOAA Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

Members of the Sandhills Chapter attended the Sandhills MOAA Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst. Our Union Pines JROTC Unit did an impressive presentation of the Color for the Ceremony. Rev. Rod Stone opened the ceremony with his Invocation, followed by Boy Scout Alexander Goss led the assembly with the [...]

MOAA Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The Sandhills Chapter of the MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will be holding a Veteran’s Day Memorial Ceremony on Thursday Nov. 11, at 11:00 AM at the Community Presbyterian Church on 125 Everett Rd, in Pinehurst. The Presentation of the Colors will be done by the Pinecrest High School JROTC Color Guard. The event […]

Sandhills SAR Chapter Veterans Day Observations

Sandhills SAR Chapter Veterans Day Observations Saturday Nov. 6th. Veterans Memorial Park, Carthage, NC Members of the Sandhills SAR Chapter participated in the Veterans Memorial Ceremony by placing a Memorial wreath and displaying the Chapter SAR Flag. A big Thank You to Sandhills SAR Compatriot - Tommy Bolton Jr. for his generous donation to purchase [...]

November 16th Chapter Meeting

Our November Chapter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th, 6:00 PM at the Pinehurst Village Chapel Hall.  Due to the construction at the Village Chapel, please park in the municipal lot behind the chapel. As part of our Veterans Day Observances, our guest speaker will be Michael Dorman, Executive Director of the Military Missions in […]

Union Pines High School JROTC Cadet Marco Nunez awarded the 2021 SAR JROTC Outstanding Cadet Award

Union Pines High School JROTC Cadet Marco Nunez awarded the 2021 SAR JROTC Outstanding Cadet Award On September 15, 2021, Members of the Sandhills SAR Chapter visited an assembly of the Union Pines High School Navy JROTC Unit to award the SAR JROTC 2021 Outstanding Cadet award to Cadet Marco Nunez. The JROTC Unit was [...]

Barney Clapp – Revolutionary War Patriot Grave Marking

Barney Clapp – Revolutionary War Patriot Grave Marking. On October 23, 2021, Compatriots from the Sandhills SAR Chapter joined compatriots from other chapters of the North Carolina SAR Society, to present a Memorial Wreath and participated in the Piedmont Color Guard Ceremony for the Guilford Battle DAR Chapter Grave Marking Ceremony for Revolutionary War Patriot [...]

Moore County Veterans Park Ceremony – Saturday 11-6 – 11:00 AM

Please plan to attend the Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at the Veterans Park in Carthage. Saturday November 6th, 11:00 AM. It will be great to have good SAR Representation from our Sandhills chapter. The Sandhills SAR Chapter will be presenting a Wreath to Honor and Remember all of our American Veterans. Sincere thanks to Sandhills [...]

Chapter Meeting – Oct. 19th

Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, We will be holding our next Chapter Meeting on Tuesday October 19th at 6:00 PM at the Pinehurst Village Chapel Hall. The speaker for this Business meeting is President of the Marquis de LaFayette SAR Chapter, Rod Mullen. Rod will presentation will be "Funding the American Revolution". This should be a very [...]

Shaw House Heritage Fair

On October 9th, Compatriots from The Sandhills SAR Chapter were invited to attend The 13th Shaw House Heritage Fair, sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. We had the pleasure of meeting many fine folks that stopped by to ask questions about the Sons of the American Revolution and to discuss the Revolutionary War events [...]

Welcome Compatriot Entwistle

Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, We learned today that the SAR Application for James M. Entwistle of Rockingham, NC was Approved on October 10, 2021. The Entwistle family's Revolutionary War Patriot is Walter Leake. Compatriot James M. Entwistle Congratulations and Welcome to the Sandhills SAR Chapter! Also, The SAR Application for Sandhills Associate member, Stephen Gent of [...]

Old North State Newsletter

Sandhills Compatriots, Please see the latest News from the State Society Secretary, Bob Sigmon, that contains the link to the Fall Edition of the Old North State Newsletter from the North Carolina SAR State Society. http://ncssar.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Oct21.issue_.pages.all_.pdf Breaking News: This newsletter contains the announcement from the National SAR Society regarding the decision (Fall Leadership Conference) that [...]

Sandhills Chapter 1st year Charter Anniversary Dinner

Fellow Sandhills Chapter Compatriots, I wanted to share some highlights and pictures from our Sandhills Chapter 1st year Charter Anniversary Dinner last Tuesday. This was a very enjoyable and interesting evening for us all. We proudly inducted and welcomed three new SAR Compatriots into our chapter. We are so happy to see all the SAR [...]

13th Shaw House Heritage Fair – Saturday October 9th

On Saturday, October 9th, our Sandhills SAR Chapter will attend this historic and patriotic event at the 13th Shaw House Heritage Fair in Southern Pines. See the Announcement below. This will be a great opportunity for us to meet, interact with the public, and inform them about the principles, mission, and goals of the SAR. [...]

Sandhills Chapter Compatriot Rod Herbig conducts US Flag Etiquette Class

On September 28th 2021, Sandhills SAR Chapter Compatriot and Chapter Vice President Rod Herbig conducted a US Flag Etiquette class at the Yates-Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage, NC with 30 Children of the Christian Home Educators of Moore County. Compatriot Herbig presented the origin and history of the US Flag, its evolution during the Revolutionary [...]

2022 Annual SAR Dues Season

October 1st marks the beginning of our 2022 annual SAR dues season. We will be sending out the 2022 dues notices to all our Sandhills Compatriots. Please help us expedite this process by promptly returning your completed 2022 dues forms with your check. Your annual dues and chapter contributions help us fund our area SAR […]

Sandhills SAR Chapter – First Anniversary Dinner

Sandhills SAR Chapter First Anniversary Dinner September 21nd, 2021 Pine Crest Inn 50 Dogwood Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 910-295-6121 We are pleased to invite you to the First Anniversary Dinner for the Sandhills Chapter. We expect another special evening. Please feel free to bring your spouse/guest. Included are the meal selections and evening details. If […]

House in the Horseshoe SAR Event

Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, Our Sandhills Chapter SAR, led by Secretary Mike Fusselbaugh, completed a very successful first NCSSAR (In-Person and Virtual) event at the 240th Anniversary of House in the Horseshoe Battle at the Alston House on August 7th. I want to thank Mike for his outstanding job of extensive planning and executing our program [...]

Sandhills SAR Chapter Continues to Grow!

Good Morning Compatriots, Sandhills SAR Chapter Continues to Grow. Today we learned that the SAR application for Victor Burns of Carthage, NC, has been approved! Congratulations Compatriot Burns! Victor’s family Revolutionary War Patriot is Nathan Alexander Stedman III. Patriot Stedman was born and lived in Ashford of Windham County, CT. He enlisted in the Continental […]

July Chapter Meeting

Fellow Compatriots, Sandhills SAR Chapter continues to grow. At our July 20th Chapter meeting, we conducted a SAR Induction Ceremony for Sandhills Compatriot Hayden Fogle of Aberdeen, NC. Hayden is currently serving on active duty in the USAF. Hayden's family Revolutionary War Patriot is Pvt. John Miller who served in the Maryland Militia. Please welcome [...]

Sandhills SAR Chapter SAR Induction for Hayden Fogle

Fellow Compatriots, Sandhills SAR Chapter continues to grow. At our July 20th Chapter meeting, we conducted a SAR Induction Ceremony for Sandhills Compatriot Hayden Fogle of Aberdeen, NC. Hayden is currently serving on active duty in the USAF. Hayden's family Revolutionary War Patriot is Pvt. John Miller who served in the Maryland Militia. Please welcome [...]

House in the Horseshoe – Sandhills Volunteers Needed

Sandhills Compatriots and Associates, The House in the Horseshoe Ceremony is quickly approaching and it looks like we will need the involvement of many chapter members to pull this off. As you know, the HIH ceremony is a “state” event for the SAR that was previously handled by the Le Marquis de Lafayette Chapter. Since [...]

Sandhills SAR Chapter continues to Grow!

Fellow SandHills SAR Chapter Compatriots, Sandhills SAR Chapter continues to Grow! It’s my pleasure to inform Philip Mosley and Logan Wall that their SAR membership applications were approved on July 2nd, by the NSSAR!. Please offer your congratulations to them when you see them. Also, Sandhills Chapter Associate, James Entwistle’s SAR application has been received […]

247th Anniversary of Fairfax Resolves

The Fairfax Resolves Chapter of the Virginia Society, SAR cordially Invites You to Participate in the 247th Anniversary of the adoption of the Fairfax Resolves including remote Color Guard participation and wreath presentations via Zoom. The ceremony will take place at historic Pohick Church (9301 Richmond Hwy, Lorton VA 22079) on Saturday, July 17 at […]

June 2021 Dinner Meeting

Fellow Sandhills Compatriots, The Sandhills SAR Chapter held our June Dinner Meeting at the Pine Crest Inn on June 22nd. (Please see the attached pictures) Our June dinner was very well attended with DAR representatives from 3 DAR Chapters. DAR Chapters Represented; General Henry William Harrington Chapter - Rockingham, The Alfred Moore Chapter (Southern Pines), [...]