Jacob Flournoy DAR members meet in March

Jacob Flournoy DAR members meet in March

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:02 pm

The Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Carr Street Community Center in Fulton for their March meeting.
Mary Miles, Trudy Holman and Margaret Perry served as co-hostesses. The refreshment table was covered with a white cloth and held arrangements of March flowers from the garden of Mrs. Perry. Lemon crunch cake, dip and chips, nuts and small pimento cheese sandwiches, coffee and tea were served to members and guests.
Regent Sallie Ferguson opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual. She also led the singing of the national anthem. Agnes Sublett led the DAR prayer.
Ramona Moon, serving as program leader, led the Pledge of Allegiance”and the American Creed. She then introduced guest speaker Donnie Braswell, who spoke on homeland security.
Braswell received his education at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During his 34 years in education, he taught in the Union City School System and in the Obion County School System, where he served as principal for both Ridgemont and South Fulton before retiring.
Braswell was also in the Army National Guard for 37 years. During this time, he was a helicopter pilot and served in Vietnam.
He spoke on homeland security, citing things members could do as individuals to be alert. He touched on 9-11 and cited the Mexico-U.S. border as being a place that needs more security. He also spoke on some of the grants given to cities for homeland security and how it is not all free.
During the business session, reports were given and an upcoming trip was discussed.
The next meeting will be at Carr Street Community Center on April 14 at 10 a.m. The program will be “show and tell.” Margaret Perry will be the program leader. Mary Harris and Phyllis Simmons will serve as co-hostesses.

Published in The Messenger 3.30.11

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