Objectives are the collection and preservation of rolls, records, books, and other documents relating to the War of 1812; the encouragement of research and the preservation of historical data, including memorials to patriots of that era in our national history; the caring for the graves of veterans of the War of 1812; the cherishing, maintenance and extension of the institutions of American freedom; the fostering of true patriotism - love of country.
In carrying out these objectives, the State Societies hold meetings for their members and guests at which programs relating to the War of 1812 and intelligent patriotism are presented. Over the years the membership has been fortunate in attracting gentlemen of high caliber, intelligence and gracious demeanor. The General Society and its affiliated State Societies are sensitive to the high ideals espoused by our Founding Fathers and they feel the duty that ever-vigilant defense of our nation and its Constitution entails.
We will be joining the Scituate Historical Society on June 8th for a ceremony and talk commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the battle between the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. The ceremony will take place at the Lighthouse beginning at 11:30am where guests and dignitaries will join with the Society to recall the events of the battle and place a memorial plaque. Noted historian George Daughan, author of the book, 1812, The Navy's War will speak at the GAR Hall that afternoon. Admission to the talk is free but donations will be welcomed.
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