The Friends of the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range (FFCRR) and the Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR announce their joint program for Monday, November 14, 2022, at 11:00am beside the rifle range in Caswell Beach. The public is encouraged to attend.
Note the new date, rescheduled due to tropical storm Nicole.
After a 2 year delay caused by the pandemic, they will resume the Roll Call of the names of the 718 men and women from Brunswick County who served in the Great War. FFCRR president Norma Eckard said, “We are excited to continue the program of honoring the men and women who served by calling their names. We also have a historic program to offer folks.”
Following the Roll Call, the cannon Thor, donated to the Southport Historical Society, will be fired by their crew members.
Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR member Caron Myers will portray World War I Navy Nurse Susan Adkins Williams, who was raised in Southport.
Caron will also sing “God Bless America.” The words and music were written by Irving Berlin during the Great War but the musical piece was not used until 1938.
Taps will be played by Richard Slease at the end of the program.
FFCRR’s recently published book Brunswick County in the Great War will be available for sale after the program.
Those attending may park in condo parking lots but not on the grass. Please bring a folding chair to sit on.
The next Roll Call is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th, 2023, to commemorate the date the US entered World War I in 1917.