Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
North Carolina Branch
|Welcome to the North Carolina Branch Website.|
|WELCOME to the North Carolina Branch, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims website. We appreciate your interest in our Society, and invite you to join us. If you are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact us. For purposes of our Society, the term Pilgrim shall denote any immigrant who settled before 1700 within the territory which became the forty-eight contiguous states of the United States of America, without regard to religion or place of origin.|
|Membership is divided into three classes: Regular, adults over 18 years of age; Juniors, those who are not yet 18; and Associates. Proven lineal descent from immigrants to American Colonies prior to 1700 qualifies applicants for Regular and Junior Membership. The spouses of adult members who are not eligible for membership are especially invited and welcomed as Associate Members. For more information on joining our NC Branch, please contact Peggy Troxell, Branch Governor at|
|FIRST: To perpetuate the memory and to foster and to promote the principles and virtues of the Pilgrims.
SECOND: To commemorate publicly, at stated times, principal events in the history of the Pilgrims, and to erect durable memorials to historic men, women and events.
THIRD: To encourage the study and research of Pilgrim history, especially as related to the foundation of civil government on the principles of religious freedom.
FOURTH: To foster and establish such departments of study and organization as shall seem best to promote social rights, civic virtue, political equality, the supremacy of just laws, the value and sacredness of the ballot, the purity of the home, temperate and godly living, and the dependence of individuals, communties, states and nations upon the guidance of Almighty God, as taught by the Pilgrims.
FIFTH: To the above objects stated by the founder has been added another interest, that of reforestation.
|OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY|
|MOTTO: LAND OF OUR FATHERS! OURS TO PRESERVE.
OURS TO TRANSMIT. LIBERTY IN UNION; NOW AND FOREVER.
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