PROMOTING & PRESERVING OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
& CHANGING THE WORLD IN A CIVILIZED MANNER
Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs
July 4th, 2013 COSSAR members participated with the 2nd CONNECTICUT MILITIA at ROCK LEDGE RANCH near Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
General George Washington spoke before a large crowd of patriots, and Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. The occasion was also highlighted by readings of the Declaration of Independence. Even one of King George III's Prussian Brunswick soldiers attended!
July 4th, 2012 COSSAR members participated with the 2nd CONNECTICUT MILITIA at ROCK LEDGE RANCH in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. General George Washington spoke before a large crowd of patriots, and the occasion was also highlighted by readings of the Declaration of Independence.
July 3rd, 2010 with the 2nd Connecticut Militia and the 42nd Highland (Black Watch) Regiment at ROCK LEDGE RANCH in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. General George Washington participated in the festivities, which included flintlock firing demonstrations. The brass band played John Philips Sousa favorites, and the occasion was highlighted by readings of the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg Address (latter read by General Palmer).
We work closely with our communities to keep alive the
Patriotic ideals for our ancestors who fought and died in the American Revolution.
Fort Russell Living History & Frontier Days Parade
Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution with the Northern Colorado Fife & Drum Corps after the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade, Jul 20, 2013.
Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution with the Northern Colorado Fife & Drum Corps after the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade, Jul 31, 2010.
Highland Games and Scottish Festival
The St Andrews Society of Colorado Rocky Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival, held August 4-5, 2012.
COSSAR participated in and provided membership information to visitors at the Annual Scottish Festival in Highlands Ranch, south of Denver. Color Guard members were located with the Living History section of the festival and demonstrated flintlock firearms preparation and actual firing of black powder blanks with visitors. In addition, mock battles and gun salutes were held.
The COSSAR encampment & new enlistments at the Rocky Mountain Scottish Highland Games August 14-15, 2010.
Beside is shown one of the many firing demonstrations with Colonials, Continentals, Yankees, Confederates and WWII Army living history participants. The command: "Gentlemen, after the first volley, fire at will!" (One of the shirkers replied, "Who's Will?"). Included were members of the Northern Colorado Fife and Drum Corps, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the 10th Mountain Division.
Finally, shown here is the hilarious annual "Battle Skit" presented with the COSSAR Color Guard, the Wolves of Dunraven (aka Renaissance Scots), and the Northern Colorado Fife & Drum Corps participating.
Fort Lupton - Heritage Days & Colonial Encampment
COSSAR members participate with members of the 2nd Connecticut Militia, the Northern Colorado Fife and Drum Corps, and the Visionheirs (providing elements of both the American Continental Army and the British 64th Regiment of Foot) at these annual events.
Demonstrations of Colonial and Revolutionary War period daily life are presented to the public as living history and battles such as Bunker Hill and Cowpens are re-enacted. Come join the fun!