Reelfoot DAR meets

Reelfoot DAR meets

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 9:37 pm

The Reelfoot Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Obion County Museum in Union City. After the meeting was called to order by regent Mary Coleman, chapter chaplain Martha Kendall opened the meeting with prayer. Members then participated in the DAR rituals. Ann Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. Hazel Williams led the reading of the American’s Creed. Sue Blackley led the group as they sang “America.” Peggy Drerup led the salute to the Tennessee flag. Mary Dunavant led the recitation of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. Josephine Keightley read the DAR president general’s message, followed by Anne Theisen’s reading of the National Defense Message. Linda Lofton gave the Flag Code report, which provided detailed information on the proper and respectful way to display and use the American flag. Gloria Howell read the Indian minutes providing a short report on the Cherokee Indians pertaining to their history, religion, farming practices and culture. Old business and new business were discussed. Margaret Vaughan read the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved by members present. Members viewed a video, “Today’s DAR,” which explained the purpose of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The video also highlighted many worthy DAR service projects occurring across the nation and sponsored by local chapters. Mrs. Kendall led members in a beautifully worded and touching memorial service for three deceased members. The meeting adjourned and members enjoyed refreshments and a period of fellowship. Hostesses for the meeting were Mrs. Keightley and Ms. Coleman. Four prospective members attended the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at 4 at the museum. William Dahnke, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will provide the program to commemorate Constitution Week. Published in The Messenger 7.14.08

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