Commemoration of 274th Anniversary of Dumfries and 249th Anniversary of Prince William Resolves

06may11:00 AM12:00 PMCommemoration of 274th Anniversary of Dumfries and 249th Anniversary of Prince William Resolves

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PRINCE WILLIAM RESOLVES CHAPTER, NSDAR princewilliamresolvesdar@gmail.com

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PRINCE WILLIAM RESOLVES CHAPTER, NSDAR, TO CELEBRATE THE 274TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOWN OF DUMFRIES AND THE 249TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM RESOLVES

Quantico, VA – The Prince William Resolves Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the 274th Anniversary of the Town of Dumfries and the 249th Anniversary of the signing of the Prince William County Resolves. The event will take place at the Weems-Botts Museum, Dumfries, VA at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The town of Dumfries, which received its charter on May 11, 1749, is the oldest continuously chartered town in Virginia. The town once was the second leading port in Colonial America, at the time rivaling New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. It was also near to the home of the first Prince William County Courthouse, the birthplace of the Prince William County Resolves, a key document in our nation’s history. The document, which was a series of “resolves” in support of Boston and against King George III and Parliament’s policies, “in the common cause of American liberty,” marked Virginia’s first coordinated dissension against Great Britain. The document successfully passed on June 6, 1774.

The Prince William Resolves Chapter, NSDAR, is located in Dale City, VA, and is one of 130 chapters in the state of Virginia. The chapter is composed of a diverse group of women who have traced their ancestral lineage back to Patriots of the American Revolutionary War, and who are dedicated to community service, preserving history, educating children, and honoring and supporting those who serve our nation. For more information or to become a member of the Prince William Resolves Chapter visit: (https://princewilliamresol.wixsite.com/dalecity). For more information on the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution visit:

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