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Alliance Chapter Calendar
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party

August 19, 2016 — Naturalization Ceremonies at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

September 17-23, 2016 — Constitution Week

September 10, 2016 — Chapter meeting; joint meeting with Piankeshaw Chapter SAR ("Alliance Chapter Historic Flags")

October 8, 2016 — Chapter meeting ("Museum Happenings", Champaign Historical Museum)

November 12, 2016 — Chapter meeting ("Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education")

November 18, 2016 — Naturalization Ceremonies at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

December 9, 2016 — Chapter meeting ("The Buzz About DAR" presented by Illinois State Regent)

January 2017 — No Meeting

February 10, 2017 — Honoring DAR and SAR Good Citizens ("TBA")

March 11, 2017 — Chapter meeting ("Bee Keeping")

April 8, 2017 — Chapter meeting ("Something Old Something New", the American Wedding)

May 13, 2017 — Chapter meeting (Annual Business Meeting, Memorial Service, Installation of Officers, Mini Program)

June 10, 2017 — Chapter meeting (Flag Day Program, JAC and American History Essay Winners, Flag Awards)

July 4, 2017 — 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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