Lieutenant George Nixon, Sr. Society
Children of the American Revolution

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We are BACK!

Posted by [email protected] on July 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

After a long hiatus, our C.A.R. Society is back up and running!

We are making updates and changes to our Society as a whole, along with our website.

Please be sure to check back for more details and updates, as well as our calendar with all the events taking place for the 2018-2019 year.

Our Members Only section is being redone and will be online soon. In the meantime, feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions, photos, suggestions, or just to say hello.

Thank you to all our members, we are 53 members strong! And we couldn't be here without you.


In C.A.R. Service,

Mandy D., Senior Society Vice President

2012 US HISTORY ANNIVERSARIES

Posted by [email protected] on September 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

200th Anniversary of War of 1812

Sometimes referred to as America’s "Second war for Independance”, the War of 1812 was a military conflict between America and Great Britain spurred by restrictions on trade, impressment of American merchant sailors into the British Navy, British support of Native American tribes against American expansion and possible American desire to annex Canada. The war lasted 2 years and 8 months and British bombardment of Fort McHenry prompted Francis Scott Key to write what would become our national anthem – The Star Spangled Banner.

225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution

The United States Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787 making 2012 the 225th anniversary of this important document! The Constitution is the work of several men directly and indirectly. The three most noteable people whose work influenced the Constitution but who were not involved in its writing are: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine. The group of men involved in the writing of the Constitution are generally referred to as the ’’framers’’. Learn more about the U. S. Constitution in the next newsletter!

 

CAR Members Welcome Home Troops!

Posted by [email protected] on April 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

During the month of March Lieutenant George Nixon, Sr. Society CAR members and Mission Viejo Chapter members of the NSDAR welcomed home troops returning to Camp Pendleton with cards & hugs!

 

California Gold

Posted by [email protected] on April 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Running now through September 9, 2012 this exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA highlights California's "native" gold found in some of the state's most important historic mines. Gold rush memorabilia adds to this exhibit's emphasis on early California history.

Discover the Real George Washington - New Views From Mount Vernon

Posted by [email protected] on April 5, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This traveling exhibit can be viewed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA now until May 18, 2012. This exhibit originated at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home and features an image of Washington on his horse Blueskin, as well as 100 original objects associated with the Washingtons including his spyglass, his dentures (!) and her jewelry.

On This Day in American History...

Posted by [email protected] on January 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our country's most famous patriotic songs "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" written by Julia Ward Howe was first published in February of 1862. Mrs. Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was inspired to write this song after meeting President Lincoln on a trip to the Washington, D.C. in 1861. It quickly became one of the most popular songs of the Union during the Civil War. She was a prominent poet and activist for women's rights and both she and her husband Samuel Gridley Howe were abolitionists and strong supporters of the Union during the war between the states. She became the founder and president of the Association of American Women, which sought equal education for women, and she was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1987 her image graced a 14 cent U.S. Postal stamp.


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