DAR Wreath Laying Ceremony

DAR Celebrates 250 years since signing of Declaration of Independence
Posted on 07/01/2021


Plaque of Revolutionary Soldier, Robert Trower, Jr.In July 2026, the United States of America will celebrate 250 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  On June 30, 2021, The Northampton County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution began its remembrance activities with a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of 2nd Lt.  Robert Trower, Jr.  Trower was first commissioned as an Ensign in the 27th Regiment of the Virginia Militia on Oct 14, 1777. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant under Capt Henry Wilkins on May 12, 1778. The chapter hopes to locate and lay wreaths at the gravesites of many Northampton County patriots who strived against formidable odds to forge a new nation. Many of these patriots lie in small family plots and we are grateful for the resources provided through the Eastern Shore Public Library for assisting us in our search.  We especially thank the Latimer family for maintaining Lt. Trower’s family gravesite and allowing us access to celebrate a Northampton County patriot.


For more information on the local DAR chapter, contact [email protected]

For information on the National DAR and events go to America 250 | Daughters of the American Revolution (dar.org)


Wreath Ceremony

Wreath Ceremony
Margaret MacKenzie, descendant of Robert Trower and Northampton County Chapter Regent, Bonnie Shannonhouse.