January 13, 2021

Princeton Battlefield Society Thanks SAR For Partnership, Continued Support

To the Editor:

Last January 3rd was the 243th anniversary of the epic Battle of Princeton in 1777, where Gen. George Washington reversed an American retreat, put the British army on the run, and saved the American Revolution. Princeton residents should be justly proud to have the place where this occurred, a unique national historical treasure, in our midst.

Thus, the Princeton Battlefield Society, the Officially Recognized Friends Organization of the Princeton Battlefield State Park, was delighted to participate in a solemn commemoration ceremony on January 3. The January 6th issue of Town Topics published a beautiful front-page photo of a color guard procession marking the event.

Princeton Battlefield Society wishes to expand on the photo’s caption. The event was sponsored by the Princeton-Cranbury chapter of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and promoting education. The event, organized by local Princeton Chapter President Roger S. Williams and streamed live, included over 100 SAR officers and members across the country. Representing the National Society of the SAR, President General John T. Manning addressed the ceremony via the internet. The New Jersey Society then presented a contribution check for $2,500 to the Princeton Battlefield Society for further restoration of the Thomas Clarke House.

The Princeton Battlefield Society is exceedingly grateful for our partnership with the Sons of the American Revolution. We thank the SAR for its continuing significant support. We look forward to doing more good things with the SAR and all friends of American history in the run-up to the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton in 2027. Learn more at www.pbs1777.com.

Thomas H. Pyle
Treasurer, Princeton Battlefield Society
Balsam Lane