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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hope you will all attend the Naturalization ceremony set for 4:00 p.m. July 3. This picture of Jackie Craft was in a special magazine insert of the Southport Pilot.


Diane Kuebert, Chapter Regent, Brunswick Town, DAR Attends the 124th Continental Congress


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Naturalization Ceremony Friday, July 3, 2015


Hello Ladies,

Yes, you are receiving another email regarding the Naturalization Ceremony Reception being held the afternoon of Friday July 3rd after the Naturalization Ceremony.  Connie and I find it hard to believe how quickly time has flown by and now we are almost ready to bring our planning to completion.

 First, let me thank you for your quick and generous responses to Connie Hendrix's request for HELP. We are looking forward to working with those of you who have volunteered to come on the 3rd and help out personally.
 We know that the 4th of July is a BIG event for our country and for our families near and far so we do understand that all of you will not be able to be there in person. We do however appreciate your contributions of additional food items or in some cases monetary donations.

 Therefore, instead of having ALL the reception foods and supplies provided by the membership we have already purchased a number of food items. However, we still need your contributions in order to complete the menu and have sufficient food for our guests. The items needed were listed in a previous email prepared by Connie and emailed to the membership by Jackie.

Connie and I will be picking up some of foods and the ice on our way into the Community Center on Friday morning. We both anticipate being at the Center no later than 10AM. Should you need to bring your donations earlier, Fran Carlson will be opening the Center around 8AM so you will be able to drop them off at your convenience. Please be sure to put any foods that need refrigeration in one of the refrigerators in the kitchen. Also, in order for us to keep track of who has delivered their designated items, please be sure your name is somewhere on or inside the containers.

 Here’s the Last Word for the day: Those of you who will be working on the 3rd must be wearing Red, White and Blue in some form. Also, if you are working in the kitchen, in order to meet the Food Service Requirements you must wear some kind of visor or cap that keeps your hair back from your face to prevent hairs from being dropped into the food.

 If you have any questions regarding this email please address them to me, Carol Bennett via email at sewingal42@gmail.com or by phone. Home: (910) 253-5722 or Cell: (910) 368-1295
Thanks,
Carole Bennett


Monday, June 15, 2015

Flag Day June 14th And 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

  
 I hope everyone flew their flag yesterday! I decided to do a two for one email for Flag Day and the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta!

When Wailes and I were on a Carolina trip to London for the Queen's Jubilee, our tour bus took us to Windsor Castle by way of Runnymede. It was impressive, even when viewed from a moving bus! This long green meadow is where King John met the demands of the barons and signed this famous document on June 15, 1215, promising the protection of church rights, illegal imprisonment, swift justice, and other limitations on the king's powers. Neither the King nor the Council of 25 Barons complied with the Magna Carta, which Pope Innocent III later annulled. It wasn't until 1297 that the Magna Carta became part of England's statue law and, of course, had a great impact on our own Bill of Rights.

At the top of the hill, you can see the Kennedy Memorial, which was opened by the Queen on the 14th May 1965 in the presence of the Prime Minster and many members of the Kennedy family. The inscription on the memorial was taken from a line in Kennedy's inaugural address: "Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty."

THE FLAG GOES BY

                                                            Henry Holcomb Bennett
                     
                   
                                      Hats off!
                            Along the street there comes
                            A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
                           A flash of color beneath the sky:
                                      Hats off!
                           The flag is passing by!
                  
                  
                           Blue and crimson and white it shines,
                           Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines.
                                      Hats off!
                           The colors before us fly;
                           But more than the flag is passing by.
                                                                                                           
                                                             
                           Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great,
                           Fought to make and to save the State:
                           Weary marches and sinking ships;
                           Cheers of victory on dying lips;
                                      
                                                     
                           Days of plenty and years of peace;
                           March of a strong land's swift increase;
                           Equal justice, right, and law,
                           Stately honor and reverend awe;
                                      
                                                     
                           Sign of a nation, great and strong
                           Toward her people from foreign wrong:
                           Pride and glory and honor,--all
                           Live in the colours to stand or fall.
                                                     
                                       Hats off!
                           Along the street there comes
                           A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums;
                           And loyal hearts are beating high:
                                      Hats off!

                           The Flag is passing by!   


Information provided by Jane Thomas  
Chapter Master Reporter Assistance State Chair                                 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

District VII Members of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome District VII Members
to Southport and Fort Johnston,
a Colonial, Revolutionary War, 1812, and Civil War Fort

We invite you to the
 District VII meeting to be held in Southport on
 Monday, August 10, 2015
Registration begins at 9:00 am
Meeting starts at 10:00 am
Southport Community Building
223 East Bay Street, Southport, NC

FT. JOHNSTON-SOUTHPORT MUSEUM & VISITORS' CENTER
203 E. Bay Street - directly behind the NC Maritime Museum
Monday - Saturday
 10:00 am  - 4:00 pm
Sunday
1:00 - 4:00 
On the grounds of this historic site is the Southport Community BuildingStroll along the riverfront across from the Visitors Center and Museum

As a special treat, we are pleased to announce that the NC Maritime Museum (also located on the grounds of Fort Johnston) will open its doors for a private tour just for DAR immediately following our meeting.  The Southport Museum/Garrison House may also be toured.

Parking Instructions
Parking for the District VII meeting is all “on street parking”. Parking is plentiful along Moore Street which runs in front of the Community Center Building with very flat walking conditions.  DO NOT PARK IN THE ALLEY WAY TO THE LEFT OF THE TENNIS COURTS LEADING TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER – YOU WILL BE TOWED. Parking is also available on Dry Street and on Bay Street. Bay Street parking is at the bottom of the hill on the backside of the Community Center and is closest to the Cape Fear River. There is an uphill climb to get to the building.  We will be providing golf carts to facilitate getting from the cars to the building.  Please just flag down a circulating golf cart for a ride! 

CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING HOTELS


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
3400 SOUTHPORT SUPPLY ROAD
BOLIVIA, NC
910-253-9100

 COMFORT SUITES
4963 SOUTHPORT SUPPLY ROAD
SOUTHPORT, NC
910-454-7444

HAMPTON INN
5181 SOUTHPORT SUPPLY ROAD
SOUTHPORT, NC
910-454-0016


Friday, June 12, 2015

Remember Flag Day on June 14th


June 14th is Flag Day. Be sure to hang your special flag on your house, or mailbox to demonstrate your love of  country. In 1949, Congress approved Flag Day as a permanent day set aside to honor our nation's Go to this website for additional information about Flag Day.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/modern/jb_modern_birth_1.html