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10th Annual Regulator Remembrance Day Event

June 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

*10th Annual REGULATOR REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT-Monday, June 19th, 6pm*

The 10th annual Regulator Remembrance Day Event will occur on Monday, June 19th, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Regulator Historic Marker Site, in Cameron Park behind the Orange County Board of Education building (200 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278.)

This year’s event marks the 252nd anniversary of the date on June 19, 1771 when six early American patriots were executed at the site by English colonial Governor William Tryon on the charge of High Treason against the King of England for daring to question English colonial authority as part of the Regulator Rebellion.

In 1771, there was no “Bill of Rights” to protect these brave martyrs to Liberty’s cause.

Denied due process, these brave fathers and farmers were defiant to the last.

A mammoth stone slab was placed at the site in the late 18th century-early 19th century as if to silently pledge, “We will never forget. We will always remember.”

Begun in 2013 by Scott Washington, former Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum and Hillsborough Historian, the annual Regulator Remembrance Event is a way for descendants and all who care about this history to intentionally remember these early patriots.

Like we have done in past years, the 252nd anniversary ceremonies will include introduction of special guests, historical remarks, reading of the names of those who were executed on this date, a tolling of the bell, followed by a chance for the public to bring and lay flowers at the Regulator Marker just as people have done for 250 years.

Representatives of Alamance Battleground Historic Site, elected officials, descendants of the original Regulators, and many others are expected to be present at this popular event, too.

The event is free and open to the public. People are invited to bring flowers and lay them at the marker site as well during this event.

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