The Princeton Battlefield Society will present the 2023 Mercer Oak Award to the Society of the Sons of the Revolution
in the State of New Jersey at a Nassau Inn reception on Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
The Sons of the Revolution represents the spirit of this award and of our American Revolutionary War heritage. Its members are leaders and advocates in promoting America’s history and revolutionary spirit. Today, a new-generation Mercer Oak grows at the battlefield as a symbol of the pivotal victory won by American soldiers on January 3 1777. The victory at Princeton ended the “ten crucial days” of 1776-77, during which the dynamics of the American Revolution were fundamentally altered in favor of independence. The Sons of the Revolution has continually demonstrated its dedication to the spirit of our struggle for independence and its advocacy of the history and heritage of the Battle of Princeton. This steadfast support is recognized by the 2023 Mercer Oak Award.
Past Mercer Oak Award recipients include Jerry Hurwitz (2017), past president of the Princeton Battlefield Society, Raoul Momo (2018) of the Terra Momo Restaurant Group, Peter J. Travers (2019) of Chase Field LLC, Mark & Rachel Herr (2021), Mark Herr Communications and Princeton history advocates, and Roger Williams (2022), public historian and historical interpreter.
The funds raised at this year’s Mercer Oak Award Reception will fund the new Battle of Princeton exhibit in the Thomas Clarke House Museum in the Park.
Friends and associates of the Sons of the Revolution as well as members, donors and friends of the Princeton Battlefield Society are invited to join our recognition in any of the following ways:
- Attend the dinner (tickets are $100 per attendee).
- Place an ad or congratulatory message in our Mercer Oak Award program.
- Send a donation for inclusion in the Mercer Oak Award program.
- Contribute a gift to be used in the Silent Auction.
Members of the 2023 Mercer Oak Committee are Glen Beebe, Mark Freda, Kenneth Fredeen, Kim Gallagher, Kenneth Gavin, Mark & Rachel Herr, Keith Hofmann. Jerald P. Hurwitz, Rosemary & Paul Kelley, Crea Mallery, Dr. Kenneth McKeever, Raoul Momo, Mimi Omiecinski, Thomas H. Pyle, Todd Quackenbush, Randall Riccardo, Michael Russell, Mary Skevington, Peter J. Travers, Anne Weber & David Schure, and Roger Williams.
The Princeton Battlefield Society is the official friends organization for the Princeton Battlefield State Park. The Society organizes historical/educational events at the Park including Young Patriot’s Day (September), Experience the Battle of Princeton (December), battlefield tours, Park Clean Up Day (April), and commemorative events during various national holidays. Educational initiatives include Eyewitness of the American Revolution, battlefield signage, informational materials and exhibits, and preservation/protection programs. For more information see our website – www.pbs1777.org.