DAR make stockings for overseas servicemembers

Published 9:28 am Monday, November 5, 2018

The Major Reading Blount Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 17, 2018, at the Brown Library in Washington. Regent Reid Solomon called the meeting to order and led the DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American’s Creed and My DAR Pledge. Chapter officers and committee chairmen presented reports.

Regent Solomon shared information from President General Ann Dillon. She praised the events of the 2018 Continental Congress with attention given to the DAR Pathway of the Patriot’s Project. Two hundred and fifty trees will be planted in groves along the Schuylkill River from Bartram’s Garden to Valley Forge.

For the flag moment, Anita Fletcher cited a quote from Christopher Columbus: “You will never cross the ocean until you lose sight of the shore.”

A Service of Remembrance was conducted by the Chaplin, JoAnn Walker, for three deceased members: Mrs. Linda Alligood, Mrs. Mildred Lee and Mrs. Isobel Litchfield. A cross symbolizing our faith and candles symbolizing the Light of Loving Remembrance were used for the service. Some family members attended.

A program, Thirteen Folds of the Flag, was presented by Betsey Lee Hodges. During a demonstration of the process of folding the American flag, an explanation of what each fold represents was given. When the flag is completely folded with stars uppermost, we are reminded of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

Vice Regent Connye Dillon introduced the Stuff the Stocking Project. Members participated in stuffing Christmas stockings for the men, women and canine soldiers who will be serving overseas during Christmas. More stockings will be filled by the Nov. 21 deadline.

The next DAR meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. A program on the restoration of Rose Haven will be presented by Robert Sands.