Mrs. James recognized by state DAR
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:01 pm
Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution member and Service for Veterans officer Lora James recently received the outstanding state DAR Volunteer for Veterans Award for 2010-11.
Her name has been submitted to the national level by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. James was recognized at a state luncheon in the grand ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington, Ky. She was presented a certificate and a lead crystal commemorative bowl embossed with her name, the date and her award as outstanding DAR volunteer and DAR service for veterans. The bowl is one of a kind and was designed especially for the occasion. Mrs. James was also congratulated by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution president general Mary Ann Wright and Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution president general Jessliane H. Wells.
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter nominated Mrs. James, citing volunteer services she planned for veterans and the local nursing home veterans.
It was noted that Mrs. James had made more than 40 lap robes for veterans at local nursing homes and the V.A. hospital in Lexington. She also took part in the sheet donations for veterans from Iraq, the cookie and candy project, making crafts to be sold at the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution workshop to raise money for DAR veterans’ project, adopted a veteran program, donated more than 20 street-size American flags to honor former veterans and first responders of the Twin Cities of Fulton and South Fulton, as well as Prisoner of War flag to Fulton. She also took part in the vegetables for veterans families and made monetary donations to other projects.
Mrs. James also planned numerous projects in the Twin Cities to honor past and present veterans, with assistance from Jacob Flournoy chapter regent Sallie Ferguson, vice regent Trudy Holman and other members of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter.
During the state luncheon, Mrs. James was also presented the Americanism certificate on behalf of the Jacob Flournoy Chapter. Among material cited were three “kids pages” projects she submitted, along with several articles about local projects. These have been sent to national for further judging.
In thanking Ms. Wright and Ms. Wells, Mrs. James also expressed her appreciation for the local women who nominated her. “Lastly, I want to thank my family for their support and especially Jacob Flournoy Chapter regent Sallie Ferguson. She was the one who got all of my work documented and sent. This took hours and hours of work. Without her, this would never have happened. No matter how much work I did, it took the regent’s hard work to get it recognized.”
Mrs. Ferguson was in the opening processional that included the president general, state regents and state officers, district directors, national appointees and pages who served as flag-bearers. She also took part in other projects.
Published in The Messenger 4.27.11