Georgia Archives’ November luncheon presentation, “John Adams – Reenactment Speech” and “The Battle of Kettle Creek,” by Bill Kabel, former National Veterans President, keynote speaker for the Georgia Sons of the American Revolution ( SAR), will take place on site. The presentation will take place on Friday, November 11, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow.
The Lunch and Learn presentation is free and no registration is required.
For the first part of his presentation, Kabel reenacts John Adams (with period dress and powdered hair wig) to deliver the speech Adams gave to the Continental Congress on July 1, 1776, before he voted for independence.
For the second part of his presentation, Kabel presents “The Battle of Kettle Creek: February 14, 1779”. In 1779, Georgia was under British control, with the exception of Wilkes County, which the British called the “Hornet’s Nest” because its population strongly supported the Patriot cause. The Battle of Kettle Creek was a minor encounter in the Georgian backcountry during the American Revolutionary War, fought in Wilkes County, Georgia. A militia force of Patriots defeated and decisively dispersed a Loyalist militia force that was en route to British-held Augusta. Kabel recounts this battle, what led up to it, and how the militia leaders defeated the loyalists.
Kabel gives educational, historical, motivational and patriotic presentations to students and civic and community groups. In 2015, as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution Speakers Bureau, he gave patriotic and historical presentations to more than 3,000 Atlanta-area students and received the Georgia SAR’s annual John Dooly Award for education awareness.
He is an Army veteran and served as a Division Protocol Officer for the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, and Southern Cross. Vietnamese bravery.
He served as President of the Piedmont SAR Chapter and National Veterans President, and is a longtime State Veterans President. Kabel was awarded the General William C. Westmoreland Award by the National SAR in 2016 for outstanding service and support to veterans and veterans’ causes. He has won numerous state SAR awards and honors.