Regent Linda Foster led the DAR ritual with Harriett Caldwell reciting the Chaplain’s Response. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the Tennessee Flag, the American’s Creed, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Daughters’ Pledge to the Flag and the singing of the National Anthem.
Rinehart Lackey gave the National Defense Report on psychiatric services provided by the Veterans Administration. Joy Harden brought examples of Cherokee pottery as her presentation on American Indians.
Mildred Maupin read the minutes from the April meeting and Ellen McReynolds presented the treasurer’s report. Foster read the President General’s message.
Riden updated the members on the status of applications for new prospects.
Mariann Dietrich introduced the guest speaker, Chris Weir. He described his personal experiences of serving in 101st Airborne Division Air Assault. He also recalled the events surrounding the death of his brother David in Iraq.
After lunch, Jane Lucchesi updated the members on research completed for her Revolutionary War ancestor and War of 1812 ancestor.
Foster thanked Leigh Ann Boyd for serving as hostess of the May meeting. The next meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge on une 1.
The Ocoee Chapter met also at on April 6. Jo Ann Finnell and Rhinehart Lackey were hostesses for the morning meeting.
Regent Linda Foster presided and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American and Tennessee flags and the Daughters’ Pledge to the Flag. Harriet Caldwell gave the prayer.
Katie Tippens gave the National Defense report telling the story of the soldier who saw a child under a vehicle and rescued the child, but was killed during the rescue.
Joy Harden gave the Indian Affairs report on the Navajo Indians code.
Ellen McReynolds gave the treasurer’s report and Mildred Maupin read the minutes of the March meeting.
Caldwell reported on the TSDAR convention held in Franklin. Maggie Evans told a very interesting and heartwarming story about the trip she and her husband made to Maggie’s Mill. The Ocoee Chapter had erected a plaque for the song “When You and I Were Young, Maggie.” Riden reported on the progress of the efforts to get a veterans home for Bradley County.
Riden made a motionto provide bookmarks for fourth-graders in Bradley County, Cleveland, Polk County and Copperhill during Constitution Week.
Robin Ramsey presented a program on the history of fans.