The George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00am EDT. Please see August 22, 2020 on the calendar for details.
May 23, 2020 @ 11:00 – 11:45am EDT
Free Admission to the Wreath Laying Ceremony
The ninth annual George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony, a National Sons of the American Revolution event, will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:00am EDT in the rotunda of the Clark Memorial at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes, IN. Ribbons will be awarded to SAR, DAR and CAR chapters; states; districts and national officers presenting a wreath (one ribbon per wreath).
If your Chapter intends to present a wreath at this ceremony, please send Robert Cunningham your Chapter’s name, the name of the wreath presenter, the title (office) of the wreath presenter if he or she holds an office, and their email address. To be listed in the program, please send the information requested above by May 16. Wreath presenters are not required to wear colonial attire. Wreath presenters supply their own wreath and stand. All chapter Compatriots, their families and guests are invited and encouraged to attend this ceremony.
The George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony is a National Color Guard event. All participating Color Guard will muster at 10:00am EDT in the Clark Memorial. Please send Robert Cunningham the names of your Chapter members who will participate in the Color Guard. Color Guard participants may bring state or chapter flags.
SAR Compatriots, wives, and family are welcome to come to Gilbert’s Restaurant & Pub on Friday evening May 22 at 6:00pm EDT for dinner. If you plan to attend this dinner, please send Robert Cunningham your name and the number in your party. Robert will make reservations in advance for our group. Gilbert’s address is 1350 Willow St, Vincennes, IN 47591, phone 812-316-0800. Dinner is Dutch treat.
Some SAR Compatriots stay at the Towneplace Suites Vincennes Marriott, 1320 Willow St, Vincennes, IN 47591, phone 812-255-1500. A block of rooms is reserved there for May 22 and May 23 under Sons of the American Revolution at $118/night plus tax for a king or two queen beds. Reservations must be made by April 22. This hotel is close to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and Gilbert’s Restaurant is located just in front of the hotel parking lot. This hotel and other hotels in Vincennes fill up quickly. Make your reservations soon since our ceremony is during the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous held on May 23 and 24 of the Memorial Day weekend.
Parking for the Wreath Laying Ceremony and the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is available down the road from the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center at 401 S. 2nd St. A limited amount of parking can be found in front of the visitor center. Visitors may park on the neighborhood streets as well, but parking is not permitted along yellow curbs on the street. The earlier you arrive, the closer to the memorial your parking space will be.