Stephen P. McKee
I am humbled and honored to serve you and the Mecklenburg Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as Chapter President.
Gentlemen – I need your help. More than attending meetings and programs and dinners – more than grave markings and commemorations and parades – we must step up and honor our Patriot ancestors by ensuring a nation conceived in Liberty can and WILL long endure, not only for ourselves, but for Posterity.
As a volunteer organization, we need your time. Your talents. Your ideas. Your hands and feet. The SAR is only as good as what we put into it, and we in the Mecklenburg Chapter are great and will do great things.
It is my hope that when we look back on 2020, we’re proud that we all took action to plant the seeds and nurture the growth of Good Citizens. That we played a role in showing our fellow Americans – especially young people – that the common ground that exists for We, the People, is contained in the 55 most consequential words in human political history, written at the Birth of this great nation:
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident; that all Men are Created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. That among those Rights are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness. That to secure these Rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
I look forward to a term filled with fun, fellowship, hard work and doing great things in our community, our State, and our nation.
“We have but a short time to build monuments that will endure forever, not carved in granite or marble, but in the lives and hearts and minds of generations. This is our time. It may not come again. Let us seize it and do with it what we can.”
Again, thank you for your confidence in me and the rest of the Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs to lead this organization in the years to come.
Stephen P. McKee,
Mecklenburg Chapter, North Carolina SAR