Chapter Regent Linda Foster led the DAR Ritual with Harriett Caldwell reciting the chaplain’s response. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the pledge to 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.
Mariann Dietrich, vice regent, introduced the program. Ashleigh Cook and Allison Cook presented a narrative sketch from the perspective of children living in America during the time of the Revolution.
Dressed in period gowns, Ashleigh described the life of a loyalist child and Allison described the life of a patriot child. Both are members of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution Col. Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter.
Their mother, Lori Cook, a member of the Nancy Ward Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke about the activities of the DAR chapter and encouraged the members to invite prospects to join the society.
The Ocoee Chapter observed Constitution Week on Sept. 23. It was recognized by an official proclamation from Mayor Tom Rowland and presented to Mary Margaret Stamper.
Foster thanked Katy Tippens and Mariann Dietrich for serving as hostesses for the October meeting.
The next meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 4.