SAR Chapters ride in Livestock Parade


 Members of the Brier Creek (Screven Co), Little River (Thomson) and Wiregrass (Swainsboro) Chapters, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution traveled to Sylvania on Saturday morning, April 3, to participate in the annual Livestock Parade Festival. They arrived at the Screven County High School around 9 a.m. to ride a trailer that held their 6-pounder Naval Cannon. Commander Steve Burke walked alongside the float starting at 11 a.m. and gave the commands to halt, make ready, aim and fire as three militiamen fired to the front and three militiamen fired to the rear ,making sure that the parade vehicles were at least 100 feet away in front and to the rear. The demonstration occurred approximately every 100 feet or so which gave group members the opportunity to each fire at least 11 to 12 times. After the parade, SAR chapters set up four tables in front of the city hall to hold Compatriot Steve Burkes artifacts for the public to see.


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