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Daughters of the American Revolution 03/07/13

April 3, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the McClurg Museum in Westfield on Thursday, March 7.

Regent Antoniette Sherman and Chaplin Ann Wood led the opening ritual.

Lisa Sedlmayer read the message from Merry T. Wright, President General of the National Society DAR, which reported on the celebration of completion of special projects including educational grants, historic preservation projects and the near completion of the restoration of the DAR light at the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Vice Regent Mercy Warren reported on an article in the "National Defender" by Sharn Y. Buttner on the Princeton Illinois Chapter's recognition of women's military service. Female troops have been trained as culture support troops in Afghanistan. More than 400,000 female military personnel served in World War II. Members were encouraged to remember them on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.

The chapter received a thank you card from Echo Company of the U.S. Army in Afghanistan for the gifts sent to it for Christmas.

Sherman served as hostess after a discussion on upcoming projects.

The DAR mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. For information about how to establish eligibility to join the DAR, contact Registrar Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218.

The next meeting date has been changed to Thursday, April 11 and will be held at the McClurg Museum.



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