National Project - Freedom's Thunder
The 2016-2017 National Project is to raise funds for a new enhanced outdoor interpretive program – Artillery and Firing Station - that will feature education on the siege of Yorktown and firing demonstrations of cannon at the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY).
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is a staple of the historic battle site, an institution that tells the story of our patriot ancestors’ struggle for freedom and seeks to remind the current generation of its responsibility to actively covet and guard the liberty’s bestowed upon us. Yorktown was won due to the constant bombardment of British General Cornwallis’ defenses by the French and Continental gun crew - FREEDOM’S THUNDER.
FREEDOM’S THUNDER is:
Together we will discover how FREEDOM’S THUNDER shaped our nation. The siege of Yorktown in October 1781 shook the world, and finally and forever cast off the yoke of oppression for our new nation. We will partner with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in this 235th anniversary year of the Battle of Yorktown to create a hands-on educational curriculum based on the siege in their enhanced outdoor interpretive program. This project comes at a perfect time, due to our hosting of the annual Yorktown Victory celebration, which is an honor that C.A.R. is granted every fifteen years.
State Project - Touching 2 Lives at Once
The 2016-2017 State Project will support Soldier's Best Friend. The Mission of Soldier's Best Friend is to provide U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.
Goal of Soldier's Best Friend:
To help our war heroes improve in their symptoms of PTSD, adjust back into civilian life, lead a more productive life and help them build self-esteem. We also want to help the pet overpopulation problem by helping place shelter or rescue dogs into good homes.
How you can help: