This flag was raised by Captain John Paul Jones on the British frigate Serapis during the most famous Revolutionary naval battle.
After conducting sea raids on the coast of Britain, he took command in 1779 of a rebuilt French merchant ship, renamed the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard to honor Benjamin Franklin. On September 23, 1779, Jones engaged the British frigate Serapis in the North Sea, daringly sailing in close, lashing his vessel to the British ship, and fighting the battle at point-blank range. During the fight two of his cannon burst, and the British captain asked Jones if he was ready to surrender. Replied Jones: "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight." The American crew finally boarded the Serapis after the British had struck her colors, and from the deck of the Serapis they watched the U.S.S.Bonhomme Richard sink into the North Sea.
The next meeting of the Revolutionaries of the John Paul Jones Chapter is on 22 June 2019 at Union Jack’s British Pub located at 2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401. We had the honor of inducting several new compatriots. We also held elections and installed new Chapter Officers
22 June Meeting
We will eat, drink, and plan the future of our chapter while having a good time at our meeting. There are more events coming and we will keep you informed so you too can be where it is happening.
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Youth Programs Director Mike Kelley presenting the Chapter Orations Medal to Morgan Riggleman
Chapter President Mark Deeds, Mrs Riggleman, Morgan Riggleman and Youth Programs Director Mike Kelley
Youth Programs Director Mike Kelley accepts a certificate and check from VPG Lou Raborg, Educational Efforts Chairman on behalf of Sarah Giddings, who won 2nd place in the State Essay Contest
Chapter Vice President Mike Kelley at the National Children of the American Revolution Convention with Bethany, Emma, and Jenny of the Capt John Ward Veazy Society CAR
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