East Fall Line Region attends Fort Morris event
by Whitley Clifton | December 4, 2019 4:15 pm
On Saturday, November 16, members of the Georgia and Florida societies of the Sons of the American Revolution traveled to an event to commemorate the British demand to surrender Fort Morris on November 25, 1778.
This event was the 14th Annual Fort Morris—Sunbury Ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel John McIntosh’s “Come and Take It” answer to Colonel Lewis Valentine Fuser’s demand to surrender Fort Morris on that date.
Due to the outside ceremony being rained out, the event was held inside the park ranger station instead. The Georgia Society’s award-winning color guard was commanded by Commander Bill Palmer, the militia was commanded by Commander Steve Burke, and the master of ceremonies for the fifth straight year was Wiregrass Chapter member Tommy Christopher.
This year, there were more than 50 wreath presentations at the event, including eight wreaths presented by the East Fall Line Region Vice President Sonny Pittman, Brier Creek Chapter Sergeant-at-Arms Don Bazemore, Fall Line Chapter dual member Wilder Smith Jr., Four Rivers Chapter dual member Ruskin Powell, Little River Chapter dual member Dess Smith III, Mill Creek Chapter dual member Steve Burke, Col. William Few Chapter President Sonny Pittman, and Wiregrass Chapter dual member Lee Smith.