WESTFIELD - The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its April meeting at the McClurg Museum in Westfield with nine members present.
Regent Antoniette Sherman and Chaplain Ann Wood led the chapter in the opening ritual.
The Present General's message was read by Phyllis Noble, and Mercy Warren read an article by Jennifer S. Minus, Chairman of the National Defense Committee. The article, which appeared in "The National Defender," urges all citizens to honor the country everyday, not just on holidays. Studying and remembering history is needed in order to ensure a strong national defense. Over 700 members of the DAR are veterans.
There was a discussion of the condition of some headstones of patriots buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia. The chapter will identify and determine which may need to be replaced and explore funding for the project.
The chapter voted to donate to the restoration of the fountain which will be placed in front of the McClurg Museum.
Tote bags for veterans in the VA hospital in Buffalo to use upon discharge will be collected. Anyone interested in donating bags may leave them off at Pro Hardware in Westfield or contact Lisa Sedlmayer at 679-7936.
Corresponding Secretary Carol Abell was hostess this month.
The DAR welcomes new members. For information on establishing eligibility, contact Registrar Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218.