May 28, 2022 @ 11:00 – 11:45 am EDT
Free Admission and Open to the Public
The George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony, a National Sons of the American Revolution event, will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:00 am EDT outside 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).
Wreath Presenters: If you would like to present a wreath at this ceremony, please send Robert Cunningham the name of the wreath presenter, the title (office) of the wreath presenter if applicable, chapter, organization, email address and phone. To be listed in the program, please send the information requested above by May 21 by filling out the attached registration form. 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. Feel free to bring lawn chairs as this ceremony will be held outdoors; we will move indoors if it rains.
Color Guard: The George Rogers Clark Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony is a National Color Guard event. All participating Color Guard will muster at 10:00 am EDT outside of the Clark Memorial. Please send Robert Cunningham the names, organization, and state of those who will participate in the Color Guard by filling out the attached registration form by May 21. Color Guard participants are welcome to bring state or chapter flags.
Friday Evening Dinner: SAR Compatriots, wives, and family are cordially invited to Procopio’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant on Friday evening May 27 at 6:00 pm EDT for dinner. If you plan to attend, please send Robert Cunningham your name and guest(s) names by filling out the attached registration form by May 21. Reservations will be made in advance for our group. Procopio’s address is 127 N 2nd St, Vincennes, IN 47591, phone 812-882-0914. Dinner is Dutch treat.
Hotel Reservations: Some of our SAR Compatriots enjoy staying at the Towneplace Suites Vincennes Marriott, 1320 Willow St, Vincennes, IN 47591, phone 812-255-1500. A block of rooms has been reserved there for Friday, May 27 under Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at $114/night plus tax for a king or two queen beds. Mention SAR when making your reservation which must be made by April 27. This hotel is close to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. 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 28 and 29 which hundreds of people attend.
Parking: 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. There are a limited number of parking spaces in front of the visitor center. Parking is also available on the neighborhood streets but is not permitted along yellow curbs. The earlier you arrive, the closer to the memorial your parking space will be.