DAR Chapter celebrates heritage, history and patriotism

Staff report

CLARKTON — The Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter, NSDAR met Saturday, Nov. 12, in Clarkton at the home of Linda Rivenbark, chapter registrar.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Regent Linda Smith presented a program on the “Gathering of Nations” which she attended in Albuquerque, N.M. She shared how the Native American tribes use pow-wows and gatherings to share and preserve their culture including the language, music, history and foods.

Another focus for the meeting was providing for veterans. Members threw a shower for veterans, donating supplies and money to meet the needs of area veterans served by the facility in Fayetteville. Regent Smith will deliver the donations this week.

Following lunch, members shared reports of various activities from the past two months. Chapter members have been involved in a wide range of projects. These included Hurricane Matthew relief efforts individually and with members of the local Children of the American Revolution chapter and conducting a flag retirement ceremony with a local scout troop. They marked veterans’ graves with flags in honor of Veterans’ Day and began an ongoing clean-up for a neglected cemetery.

Members are working on several genealogical records preservation projects with the files of some experienced local genealogists.


Staff report

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