Alliance Chapter Calendar
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Boston Tea Party

August 24, 2012 — Naturalization Ceremony

September 8, 2012 — Chapter meeting; joint meeting with Piankeshaw Chapter SAR

September 12, 2012 — DAR Days

September 17-23, 2012 — Constitution Week

October 13, 2012 — Chapter meeting ("9/11 Then and Now", Susan Warsaw, State Speaker's Staff)

November 2, 2012 — District III Meeting

November 10, 2012 — Chapter meeting (Bette Berning shares her experience in the reenactment of the siege of Fort Randolph)

December 8, 2012 — Chapter meeting ("Christmas in the DAR Museum", Chapter Docents)

January 2013 — No Meeting

February 8, 2013 — Honoring DAR and SAR Good Citizens ("Continental Soldier of the American Revolution," Deane Geiken)

March 9, 2013 — Chapter meeting (Master Gardener, Carolyn Pribble)

April 13, 2013 — Chapter meeting ("Preserving Our DAR Heritage for the Future," State Regent Candace Fryburger)

April 26-28, 2013 — 117th Illinois State Conference

May 11, 2013 — Chapter meeting (Annual Business Meeting, Memorial Service)

May 29, 2013 — District III Meeting

June 8, 2013 — Chapter meeting (Annual Flag Day Program, Honor JAC, American History Essay and Christopher Columbus Award Winners)

June 26-30, 2013 — Continental Congress

July 4, 2013 — CU 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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