Resolutions of Support

Public Law 98-245

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That—

(3) the Congress encourages State legislatures and city councils, especially those located in jurisdictions that provided black soldiers to the Continental Army and to State and local militias, and in jurisdictions where battles occurred, to issue proclamations acknowledging black contributions to the cause of freedom; 

Liberty Fund DC has shared the names of local patriots with 426 cities, towns and counties in five states.

By 2012, scores of communities, state legislatures and governors in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia and North Carolina, among others, had approved resolutions honoring local patriots and urging Congress to approve the National Liberty Memorial Act.

Towns, Cities, Counties and States Honoring Local Patriots

Connecticut

Plainville
Farmington
West Hartford
Wallingford
New Milford
Lebanon
Lyme
Litchfield
Coventry
Hebron
Old Saybrook
Somers
Granby
Groton
Mansfield
Bolton
Thompson
Colechester
Norwich

Connecticut Officials
Governor Dannel P. Malloy
General Assembly

Massachusetts

Lancaster
Oxford
Chester
Harwich
Edgartown
Montague
Reading
Great Barrington
Deerfield
Northampton
Woburn
Wellfleet
Natick
Billerica
Amherst
Littleton

Virginia

Alexandria City
Alleghany
Amelia
Appomattox
Bath
Brunswick
Buckingham
Caroline
Charles City County
Chesterfield
Fairfax
Fluvanna
Goochland
King and Queen
New Kent
Prince William
Richmond County
Louisa
Scott
Shenandoah
Pittsylvania
Whyte
Nelson
Patrick

Virginia Officials
Governor Tim Kaine, 2008

North Carolina

Craven County
Charlotte
Anson

North Carolina Officials
Governor Beverly Perdue
“Forgotten Patriots Week”

General Assembly of North Carolina
Session 2013 Approved H.J. Res. 113
Honoring African American Revolutionary War Heroes

City of Charlotte
“Patriot Dempsey Reed One Nation Day”

Rhode Island

Smithfield
Little Compton

Rhode Island Officials
Governor Lincoln Chafee

Louisiana

New Orleans

Ohio

Marietta

South Carolina

Saluda County