2023 MS SAR


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Additional Lodging Options

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Annual Business Meeting & Convention

Mar 24-Mar 26, 2023

Banquet dress:  Black tie, Revolutionary War Uniform or coat and tie and appropriate dress for ladies.

Banquet Guest Speaker:  Mike Bunn, historian and author of several books. His most recent book is “Fourteenth Colony:  The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America’s Revolutionary Era.”


     The MS SAR cordially invites you to attend the One Hundred Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Mississippi Society ,Sons of the American Revolution at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, MS on Friday, March , 2023.

     Please consider making this a part of your plans for 2022. I believe you will be glad you did. The Central Mississippi Chapter and the MS Society welcome you to Ridgeland.

Ben Jones, President

Embassy Suites by Hilton
 200 Township Ave, Ridgeland, MS 39157

As of February 5, 2022, the MSSSAR has filled all room blocks at the Courtyard Marriott in Oxford.  No facility will allow us to reserve a block of rooms for our event. However, additional Lodging alternatives are available:

 - Quality Inn & Suites - the rate is $126 per night. The address is 1808 Jackson Ave W. Oxford, MS 38655; Phone: (662) 234-5000
 - Holiday Inn Express Downtown - The rate is $152 per night. but a cheaper rate may be available through Travelocity. the address is 12 Heritage Dr. Oxford, MS 38665; Phone: (662) 236-2500
 - Hampton Inn Oxford West - the rate is $152 per night. The address is 110 Heritage Dr. Oxford, MS 38665; Phone: (662) 232-2442
 - Home2 Suites by Hilton - The rate is $207 per night. The address is 101 S. Lamar Ct. Oxford, MS 38665; Phone: (662) 238-3400
 - La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham - The rate is negotiable, whatever that means. The address is 1171 Frontage Rd. Oxford, MS 38665; Phone: (662) 638-8060

The following hotels are already filled for the weekend of our event: University Inn; The Graduate; The Inn at Ole Miss; Hampton Inn-Conference Center; The Z; and Castle Hill Resorts.

Thanks to Tommy Thompson and the Daniel McKie Chapter members for working the phones and their contacts.

Award Presentations: Youth Awards

Saturday Immediately followin gthe Award Luncheon

Registration now Open

Please check back periodically as more

information becomes available.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Check-in: 25-MAR-2022   ​Check-out: 27-MAR-2022.

If you have any questions, please use the contact us page and address to 1st Vice President John McBride.

Convention registration does not include a hotel reservation. Attendees must reserve hotel rooms on their own. 

Deadline to register and make hotel reservations is

March 1, 2022.

To Register for the convention, please click on the Convention Reservation form below.

Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution

3:30 - 6:30 PM - Registration: Hotel Lobby
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Welcome Reception:
                            Bistro and Outside Patio (cash bar)
7:00 - 7:15 PM - Living History: Bistro and Outside Patio:
                            “Meet the Generals”
7:15 - 8:00 PM - Reception Continues
8:00 - 8:15 PM - Living History: “Meet Francis Scott Key” 
8:15 - 8:30 PM - Reception Continues

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award
      Winner: Colin Ashton Cubley
      Presented by Chairman Mike Tischer
Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure
      Winner: Isabel Keith
      Presented by Chairman Ron Humphrey
George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
      Winner: Cade Giles
      Presented by Chairman Edward Campbell
Elementary School Poster Contest
      Winner: Natalie Dougan
      Presented by Chairman John McBride
Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award         Winner: Melanie Davis
      This award was presented to Ms. Davis on February 28, 2022
MSSAR Award Presentations:
     Medals and Awards Committee 
     Presented by Bryant Boswell, Ben Jones and John McBride
Mississippi Law Enforcement Commendation and Medal:
     Recipient: Marshall Leon Fisher
     This award was presented to Mr. Fisher on March 16, 2022

Breakfast - Not provided by the Marriott but
                    available in The Bistro

8:30 AM -             Silent Auction Begins
9:00 - 9:15 AM - Memorial Service: Ballroom MSSSAR Chaplain Rev. Glenn Shows

9:15 - 11:15 AM - MSSSAR Business Meeting
                              President Ben Block Jones II
9:30 AM -              Ladies gather in the lobby for optional trip:
                              (1) Ole Miss Museum to the collection of Greek Vases
                                    (a short walk),
                              (2) The Home of author William Faulkner
                                    ($5.00 admission)
     Daniel McKie members will have directions at the registration table.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Southern District Meeting
                                      Vice President General Michael Schenk
12:30 - 2:30 PM -        Award Luncheon
                                    (Award presentations immediately following the                                          luncheon)

Award Presentations: Youth Awards

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Shuttle service to the Daniel McKie Gravesite

3:30 - 4:15 PM - Grave Marker Dedication Service               

                            Commemorating the Life and Service of
                            Revolutionary War soldier Daniel McKie,

                            at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi

4:15 PM -            Shuttle back to the Hotel
4:15 - 5:15 PM - MSSSAR Business Meeting (if needed)
5:15 PM -            MSSSAR Color Guard gathers for pictures in 

                            the Ballroom
6:30 - 8:30 PM - MSSSAR Banquet in the Ballroom

                                    Keynote Speaker is Mike Bunn, the Director of the                                      Historic Blakely State Park in Alabama.
                                    Author: The Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten 
                                    Story of the Gulf South During America’s 
                                    Revolutionary Era.