Monday, December 5, 2016

The 75 Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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The 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Written by Mary Ellen Smith, National Vice Chair, 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 5th 2016
In Honolulu, final preparations are being made for the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor on Wednesday. This event is significant in American History because the surprise early morning aerial attack on December 7, 1941 killed or wounded 3400+ American service personnel, sunk or damaged 8 battleships, and destroyed hundreds of planes at nearby bases. After “this Day of Infamy” as President Franklin Roosevelt called it, the then neutral US Congress declared war on Japan with only one dissenting vote, and several days later, on its Axis partners Germany and Italy.
The 75th Anniversary of this event is especially poignant as it is likely to be the last commemoration to be attended by actual survivors of the event. The few remaining men are now in their mid-nineties. One who attended last year was age 102. The community will host numerous public and private events for survivors and their families, WWII veterans and the public.
Visit the Commemorative Events Committee page in the Members’ Section of the DAR website for information about the various events that will be held. These include band performances, tributes, commemorations, sunset memorials, movies on the beach, harbor tours, block parties and the interment of 2 recently deceased survivors at the USS Arizona site.
While most may be able to catch glimpses of some of these events on national news broadcasts, there will be live stream of the actual 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration. You may view the live stream on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:45 AM (Hawaii Standard Time) NOTE: This would be 9:45 AM PST and 12:45 PM EST:
This live feed of the 75th Annual Ceremony will have narration and TV hosts and will be on air 2 hours prior to the actual Remembrance Ceremony and will include historical footage of the attack and its aftermath: Links icon
The live feed of the 75th Annual Ceremony without hosts can be found on the official Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary site here: Links icon
Special Events, Commemorative Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December 14th Meeting at The Reserve

The Brunswick Town Chapter December 14th meeting will be held at The Reserve Golf Club at St. James Plantation on 211 in Southport, NC. The meeting begins at 10 AM followed by a salad buffet lunch.

The chapter is in for a special treat of hearing the musical bell ringing group Seaside Belles from Seaside UMC play Christmas music. We will also hear about The Flag, Habitat for Humanity by guest speaker Hope Shirley. For more information, contact Regent, Diane Kuebert at (910-253-8853) or Registrar, Cindy Sellers at (910-540-0301). 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

GivingTuesday is Almost Here
Written Ann Dillon, President General
Five years ago tomorrow #GivingTuesday was established as a global day of generosity,
 intended to encourage philanthropy at the beginning of the Holiday season. You may
remember that last year many of you helped us fully restore the beautiful decorative
plasterwork in Constitution Hall with your gifts to NSDAR on #GivingTuesday 2015.
We share a deep affection for the DAR and our beautiful home at 1776 D Street. Today
 I would like to share another way to celebrate this special philanthropic day and benefit
 our Headquarters.
Situated on the grounds of our city block of buildings is the Memorial Garden. Dedicated
 on April 18, 1962, the Memorial Garden was part of a three year landscaping program
 during the White Administration, Doris Pike White, President General, 1959–1962. The
garden was established to honor all DAR members.
At that time, the Mississippi Fountain was a gift to the Society in honor of Margery Clark
 Johnson by her four children. This fountain is the centerpiece of the Garden and serves as
 a lasting tribute to the service, sacrifice and accomplishments of dedicated Daughters,
past and present.
50 years later, the Mississippi Fountain is in urgent need of repair and we believe tomorrow
will be a perfect time to raise the $25,000 needed to make these repairs which include fixing
 the plumbing and replacing the tile work. Funds raised over that amount will be used to
landscape the garden, repair iron work at the entrance at 1776 D Street and provide for other
 structural repairs.
To kick off this effort, I just learned of a $2,000 leadership gift made by one of our Daughters.
What an inspiring way to begin this holiday season!
Today the Memorial Garden is also home to “The Daughters Tribute,” a lovely granite
monument which heralds the sacrifice and dedication of nearly 1 million women who
have sustained our Society. As part of the National Society, this timeless memorial was
 dedicated last year as part of our Quasquicentennial celebration. It is only fitting that this
 Garden receives the restoration that it needs at this time.
Over the last half century, many have visited the Memorial Garden. It is a quiet haven
 nestled in the middle of our nation’s capital. The solitude of this setting provides a place
to contemplate the courage and dedication of the women who have walked before us, our
 mothers, grandmothers, aunts and others whose vision and determination laid the foundation
for our Society.
Your help on Giving Tuesday will keep the Memorial Garden a welcoming and inspiring
setting for the future. Please consider getting a head start on #GivingTuesday and click HERE
to give now.
Thank you for all you do each and every day!
database, accessed via the National Society’s Digital Donor Wall, honors the special DAR
members in our lives.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Volunteers Needed to Unpack Wreaths on Dec. 17th for Wreaths Across America

The Wreaths Across America program will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Wilmington National Cemetery on 2011 Market Street in Wilmington, NC. The Time is 12 Noon E.S.T. Contact Fran Carlsen, Brunswick Town Chairman for Wreaths Across America at  if you would like to help unpack wreaths. You will need to come earlier to help with this.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wreaths Across America - Deadline to Order is November 25, 2016

Wreaths Across America

"This year, when you place a Wreath on a Veterans Grave, you will know it is not just a wreath. It's your personal gift to an American hero, and you will swell with pride, and have a tear in your eye knowing you've done something special for our Veterans and their families. God bless out Veterans and God bless America."
Fran Carlsen, Chair Wreaths Across America

You can order a wreath on line at Wreaths Across America or mail a check if you have a form. Be sure to make out the check to Wreaths Across America. The deadline to order all wreaths is November 25th. We don’t have much time, but if you are a last minute person the on line ordering is your fastest way to do it. Hope we can order 5,000 wreaths this year.
      Go to this website for Wreaths Across America  You will see the information below at the top of the page in red.

Welcome to the new WAA website. Sign in or watch videos about how to use our site. Don't forget to order your volunteer shirts before Sunday, Nov 27th. Click on -  Choose from your favorite location or group page. This is where you type in the number NC0009Pfavorite location or group page.

1. Click the red button “DONATE.” Click Sponsor a wreath with a local fundraiser

2.  Click the amount $15.00 - For every $15.00 wreath purchased the chapter will get back $5.00.

3. Fill in your information and the name of the person. Then your credit card information. If you do not get a thank you e-mail after donating or you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, then the transaction did not go through.

4. Any questions call Marcy Beardsley at 877-385-9504 Ext. 304 or e-mail her at

Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR (NC0009P)

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR’s Wreaths Across America Page. Please help our group raise funds by clicking one of the red "Donate" button to sponsor wreaths to be placed at one of the locations listed below. . . It is easy!
If you’d prefer to donate via a specific member of Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR, find the member’s name below and click the “Donate” button next to their name.
If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “View” button next to the cemetery name below. Thank you so much for supporting Brunswick Town Chapter NSDAR and Wreaths Across America!
Information taken from the Wreaths Across America site.
Fran Carlsen, Brunswick Town DAR Chapter’s Wreaths Across America chair urges everyone to order your wreaths before the cutoff date of November 25, 2016. If you need to contact Fran you can e-mail her at .

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Using the Ancestor Tab of the GRS

Brunswick Town DAR Members Gave a Veterans Day Program to Residents of Dosher Nursing Home.

In the background are Brunswick Town DAR members Dale Spencer and Kitsy Lackey. In the foreground is Diane Kuebert, Brunswick Town DAR Regent.

On Veterans Day, members of the Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, gave a special Veterans Day Program to residents of Dosher Nursing Home. Chapter Vice Regent Carol Jutte, members Dale Spencer and Kitsy Lackey joined Regent Diane Kuebert in presenting residents with American Flags and pinning red, white and blue ribbons on each Veteran present. Each Vietnam Veteran also was given a special Vietnam War commemorative pin. Patriotic songs were sung and ended with a Veterans Day Prayer. The group then visited a 91-year-old WWII Veteran in his room and gave him a program, flag, commemorative pin, and ribbon.

 Brunswick Town Chapter DAR go to different nursing homes in Brunswick County each year to honor and thank our veterans.