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DAR to dedicate grave of Revolutionary War Patriot in Novi

Release date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Contact: Deborah Davis 248-347-1982

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The gravestone of Hooper Bishop undergoing restoration in preparation of a Daughters of the American Revolution dedication ceremony on Sunday, October 5 at 1pm.
The gravestone of Hooper Bishop undergoing restoration in preparation of a Daughters of the American Revolution dedication ceremony on Sunday, October 5 at 1pm.

NOVI, Mich.,- August 28, 2014 - Two local chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the grave of the Revolutionary War patriot Hooper Bishop, which is located in the Novi Cemetery, 25445 Novi Road on Sunday, October 5 at 1pm.

Event organizers are inquiring into the local community and worldwide web in hopes of finding bloodline relatives of Hooper Bishop and a second designated Revolutionary War patriot, Caleb Carr. If anyone has information leading to the discovery of family members, please contact Deborah J. Davis via email or at 248-347-1982.

It was one hundred years ago in October when the General Richardson Chapter, NSDAR of Pontiac documented the Novi Cemetery grave of Hooper Bishop as an American Revolutionary War patriot. Since then, there was a name change from the General Richardson Chapter, NSDAR to Stoney Creek Chapter, NSDAR. In coordination with the Stoney Creek Chapter, NSDAR of Rochester, the Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter, NSDAR of Plymouth - Northville will be performing the DAR Ritual for Patriots at the gravesite.

The ceremony is done in solemn reverence and respect for the actions Hooper Bishop gave to help create our country. The Ritual for use in conducting formal ceremonies of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was authorized in 1934. If possible, attending the ceremony will be direct descendants of the patriot, members of the Sons of the American Revolution, VFW and the American Legion. The public is welcome to attend the Novi Cemetery ceremony. The gravestone will be marked with a DAR bronze plaque commemorating his service in the American Revolution.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org.