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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION's Fundraiser:

George Washington's Birthday Surprise

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March 02, 2016

Thank you to all that shared knowledge of General George Washington our nation’s first Commander in Chief on the day of his birth and those  See more

THE STORY:

General George Washington upon taking command of the continental forces in 1775 made the personal decision that he would stay in the field for the duration of the conflict. He ordered tentage to be made which included a marquee that would be his mobile headquarters, office and sleeping tent - "First Oval Office". Beneath the shelter of this marquee tent General Washington planned strategy, wrote correspondence, and met with critical allies in America's War for Independence. Within these walls he shared the trials, distresses, and successes of the army under his command. Founding Father John Adams recognized George Washington’s leadership abilities and stalwart commitment to liberty and the American people’s right to self-govern. Following the conclusion of the American War of Independence, Adams wrote, “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” Please join us in celebrating General George Washington's Birthday by ensuring the ongoing preservation and education that surrounds this authentic witness to history - First Oval Office, General George Washington's marquee tent & field headquarters. We can introduce the next generation to ideals we hold important—independence, service, and patriotism. I cannot take the field without equipage, and after I have once got into a tent I shall not soon quit it. George Washington to Joseph Reed, Cambridge, March 3, 1776 Altho the Head Quarters were generally in a house, yet [we] allways pitched the smaller Tent in the yard or immediately adjacent to the Quarters, and to this Tent the Chief was in the constant habit of retiring to write his dispatches. . . Lieutenant John Nicholas, Commander-in-Chief’s Guard "General Washington was on the point of taking a house when he decided to set an example to his soldiers by living in camp. He is so much adored that even the foreigners who see this extraordinary man cannot resist according him their admiration and respect. Verplanck’s Point (NY) September, 1782 ... Jean Baptiste Antoine de Verger Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment General George Washington, as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, hosted a delegation of allied Iroquois Indians, including the Oneida chief Ojistalale a.k.a. “Hans Jury” or “Grasshopper” who had traveled to Yorktown and witnessed the siege and ultimate victory over Lord Cornwallis' forces. - October 19, 1781 If my conduct heretofore has not evinced to you that I have been a faithful friend to the army, my declaration of it at this time would be equally unavailing and improper. But as I was among the first who embarked in the cause of our common country. As I have never left your side one moment, but when called from you on public duty. As I have been the constant companion and witness of your distresses, and not among the last to feel and acknowledge your merits. As I have ever considered my own military reputation as inseparably connected with that of the army. As my heart has ever expanded with joy, when I have heard its praises, and my indignation has arisen, when the mouth of detraction has been opened against it, it can scarcely be supposed, at this late stage of the war, that I am indifferent to its interests. - General George Washington, March 15, 1783

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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Conrad Weiser Society, C.A.R.

    $100

  • Bob, Cindy and Caitlin Collins

     

  • Molly Stark Chapter, DAR

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Towamencin Society C.A.R.

    $25

  • Morgan Meer - Parkinson's Ferry Society

    $25

  • Everitt Meer - Parkinson's Ferry Society

    $25

  • Connor Jackson - John Stark Society, NH

    $25

  • Samantha Mouring, Chief Tiger Tail Society

     

  • Joanne Zumbrun

    $100

  • NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

    $100

  • Lizzie and Sam Schenck

     

  • The Holmes Family

    $50

  • Karl Voloshin

    $50

  • Erin Jackson, John Stark Society C.A.R.

    $100

  • Barbara Carmone

    $35

  • David, Billie & Leah Salazar - Peter Acker Society

    $25

  • Alena Cruz, Jack Jouett

    $25

  • Emily Carlin Washington Elm Society CAR

    $25

  • Zachary Miller

    $25

  • Anna James

    $25

  • David Sholty

    $25

  • The Das Brothers

    $50

  • Andrew Verish - Washington Crossing Society

    $25

  • Sophia Snaith, Society President of Hannah Dustin Society

    $25

  • Madison Snaith, Maine State C.A.R. President

    $25

  • Isabel and Juliet Nguyen - James Bates Society

    $100

  • Carol Herlihy

    $25

  • Carrie Faison

    $25

  • Neeraj Aggarwal

    $25

  • Matthew & James Topa

    $50

  • Hungerford Resolves Society

    $50

  • The Voris Family

    $25

  • Polly Dixon

    $100

  • Tara-Mae Richards

    $25

  • Kevin Elwood

    $50

  • Morgan Fischer

    $25

  • Shawnna

    $25

  • Liz Hotchkiss

     

  • Eliza Starr Marshall

    $25

  • White Plains Chapter, NSDAR

    $50

  • Alec Marshall

    $25

  • Georgi Brochstein, Llano Uplift Chapter, NSDAR, Texas

    $100

  • Souther Family

    $25

  • Bryce Laurendeau

    $25

  • Mal Hudson

    $25

  • Caileigh Sarah Murray

    $35

  • Grandma Jackson

    $50

  • Shannon Croteau

    $25

  • John and Lynn Marshall

    $25

  • Stufft Family, Zweibrucken Society

    $50

  • The Wilcock/Morrissette Family

    $25

  • Jo McConaghy

    $25

  • Gyanendra Rana

    $25

  • Jon Casciari

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jon Casciari

Jon Casciari

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gyanendra Rana

Gyanendra Rana

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jo McConaghy

Jo McConaghy

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Wilcock/Morrissette Family

The Wilcock/Morrissette Family

DONATION: $25

In memory of Ricardo Wilcock 2 years ago

Stufft Family, Zweibrucken Society

Stufft Family, Zweibrucken Society

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

John and Lynn Marshall

John and Lynn Marshall

DONATION: $25

Connecticut C.A.R. 2 years ago

Shannon Croteau

Shannon Croteau

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Grandma Jackson

Grandma Jackson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Caileigh Sarah Murray

Caileigh Sarah Murray

DONATION: $35

Happy Birthday President Washington! 2 years ago