There's a small group of patriots in North Carolina who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
Some say they have been largely forgotten for their bravery and contributions to American independence.
14 African Americans will be honored this weekend by the North Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution.
Ed Carter has a personal connection to the war, as one of his ancestors fought in it.
Carter says, "We're very proud of our contributions to our country. We feel it's really an honor to not only know that we've been of service, but to understand the contributions our ancestors played."
The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harlowe-Havelock Senior Center. Participants will be dressed in period uniforms to show respect and to remember the patriots.