244th Kettle Creek celebration was held


East Fall Line Region Compatriots traveled to Wilkes County, Washington, GA, to attend the 244th Anniversary of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Memorial Ceremony on February 11, 2023. The previous night members attended the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association’s annual banquet in Washington at the Country Club. On Saturday morning at 9:50 a.m., they participated in the Georgia Society Elijah Clarke Militia Honor Guard Color Guard raising the 1776 Colors at the Courthouse. Then at 10:10 a.m. the Color Guard and Militia gathered at the Revolutionary War Monument to Salute and Honor the Wilkes County Militia and all Revolutionary War Patriots. At 10:45 a.m. they joined the parade around the Square twice. At 11:15 a.m., the Brier Creek Artillery participated in the reenactment of the Kettle Creek Battle behind the Court House. Then at 11:45 a.m. they participated by a 3-round volley the lowering of the Revolutionary War Colors and raising the present-day colors in front of the Courthouse. At 2:30 p.m., the celebration at the Kettle Creek Battlefield began. Because of inclement weather, it was held inside the city recreation building. The Brier Creek Artillery was stationed outside and fired a 3-round Cannon volley to end the event.


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