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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . .

TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Wreaths Across America Page.  For every 2 wreaths sponsored through our page a third wreath will be placed for free.  

On December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony) at noon, the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter NSDAR will be helping to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes at OAKWOOD CEMETERY in Concord, North Carolina.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible at OAKWOOD CEMETERY by clicking the red “SPONSOR” button to sponsor wreaths, click the “VOLUNTEER” button to volunteer on Wreaths Day, and invite your family and friends to volunteer also.

Thank you so much for supporting the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter NSDAR (NC0329) OAKWOOD CEMETERY(NCOAKC) and Wreaths Across America!  Email: with any questions and please follow our Oakwood Cemetery Facebook page (copy and paste into your browser) 

Following is the story of how the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution got their name.

In May 1771, nine young men, born in the Rocky River community reacted to the royal governor sending a shipment of gunpowder through Cabarrus County on its way to Hillsboro to be used to “put down” the Regulator Movement at Alamance. The young men blackened their faces with soot to disguise themselves. They made their way to Phifer’s old muster grounds on Poplar Tent Road. After nightfall, they attacked the royal government’s encampment. They moved the teamsters and horses to safety then laid a trail of gunpowder to the three wagons and blew it up. In the late 1700’s they were branded the Cabarrus Black Boys due to their disguises and the soot.

After this incident, the name “Cabarrus Black Boys” became a badge of honor and was used by Cabarrus County military units in the Civil War, Spanish – American War, Mexican Punitive Expedition and into WWI. Many of these veterans are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Descendants of these young men started our chapter and named it the Cabarrus Black Boys Chapter in memory of these great patriots that went on to serve in the American Revolution. All of the chapter charter members, but one are buried in Oakwood Cemetery as are many early chapter officers and members.

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In Memory Of
by Ann Patterson for Col James A. Patterson, Army, Honored by Oakwood Cemetery

Col James A Patterson husband, father, soldier served 26 years, US Army 2 tours of duty Vietnam War

In Memory Of
by Ann Patterson for Col James H Patterson, Army, Honored by Oakwood Cemetery

Col James H Patterson husband, father, soldier Served 30 years, US Army fought in 3 wars: WW2, Korea, Vietnam

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Location Information

NCOAKC - Oakwood Cemetery
471 Church St North
Concord, NC 28027, United States
Click here for the Oakwood Cemetery Page


December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Kathy Dean, Ann Patterson

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at OAKWOOD CEMETERY in Concord North Carolina. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for helping Wreaths Across America achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

NCOAKC - Oakwood Cemetery

Welcome to OAKWOOD CEMETERY and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 17, 2022. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.