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SAR members to honor Revolutionary War hero with memorial marker
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The Sons of the American Revolution will host a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran Capt. James Wilson on Oct. 8 by installing a memorial marker at his grave in Effingham County.  

The ceremony, featuring a presentation of colors by the SAR State Color Guard (all dressed in Revolutionary War period uniforms) and a bagpiper, will be held in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery near Springfield. The event will begin at 10 a.m.

A family descendant and SAR member, Capt. (USCG ret.) Roger Coursey, will present the biography of his ancestor. The public is invited to see this colorful and dignified tribute to one of America’s first veterans.

The Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution are national patriotic, historical and educational societies whose members are direct descendants of the patriots who earned our independence.  

For additional information or directions call Roger Coursey at  728-3286.