A message from our State President:
On August 29, 1778, the only real battle fought in Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War was fought in Portsmouth. According to Revolutionary War historian, Garman, the battle was significant because it involved the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, which was also known as the Black Regiment. This regiment was the first to allow African American slaves to join the fight. In exchange, they were given their freedom, or HOPE for a better life.
The Rhode Island state motto is HOPE. The motto is likely a Biblical reference to Hebrews 6:18-19 which describes early Christians as “we who have fled to take hold of the HOPE set before us…an as anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
Given this history and the trying times of 2020, now is the perfect time to talk about HOPE- HOPE for our country and HOPE for our Rhode Island community, and that is why our state project is simply called, HOPE.
Hope stands for Helping Other People Excel and will focus on bringing HOPE to our Community and Veterans through service. Our small group has set a goal of over 250 service hours from March 2020 to March 2021. Below are some of the ways we are bringing HOPE to Rhode Island through service.
State President, RI State Society Children of the American Revolution