The South Carolina Society SAR was founded on 18 April 1889 and was one of the original founding members of the National Society SAR in New York City on 30 April 1889. To celebrate our joint 130th anniversary next year the South Carolina Society and its constituent chapters will be hosting a series of compatriot grave marking ceremonies of at least fifteen (15) graves of our compatriot founders that we have identified across our state in first quarter of 2019. We will post the locations, times, and exact dates of the individual ceremonies as their details are confirmed, but we encourage everyone to keep at least parts of these months open and to plan on attending.
However we know that South Carolina is quite a distance for many people to travel. If you cannot make the trip but would still like to participate at least in spirit and also to gain credit towards the Compatriot Grave Marking Medal (remember its award requires participation in fifteen ceremonies and we will be conducting a total of at least fifteen), you may make a contribution to all of our ceremonies by sending a check made out to “SCSSAR” to Guy Higgins, 306 Granville Drive, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 (AND, yes, that is North Carolina). An appreciation for your contribution will be listed in the programs for the ceremonies and copies of the programs will be sent to you (please be sure to include both your mailing and e-mail addresses with your check).