Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Charles Brice Receives DAR Community Service Award

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Charles Brice with the prestigious DAR Community Service Award , which was presented by Community Service Chair, Nora Hickam, at the February DAR meeting at the Brunswick Senior Center in Southport.

Charles was awarded the Patriot National Roll of Honor for selfless service to America’s hospitalized GIs and veterans. He was named to the Patriot national Roll of Honor by the State of North Carolina.

In 2004, Charles Brice learned to crochet while attending the original senior citizen center in Southport. The director there taught him how to start an afghan by crocheting a granny square. Charles has been hooked ever since. He enjoyed it so much that he started crocheting blankets and when he had enough to fill a good sized box he donated them to our solders in Afghanistan.
In 2009 after Charles Brice lost his contact to send blankets to our soldiers, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR asked him to help with a project called National Salute to Veteran Patients. This week-long celebration occurs the week surrounding Valentine's Day. The purpose of project is to honor our Veterans; to encourage community support of our Veterans and to increase awareness of VA's role in providing comprehensive health care to the Veterans at the VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Knitting and crocheting groups throughout the community and from out-of-state worked all year on this special project to ensure that there were enough red, white and blue afghans to place in the gift bags. The Daughters of the American Revolution Brunswick Town Chapter was one of the participants in this special project. Norma Fraser, Chief, Voluntary Service stated "I want to thank the members of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR for their generosity and continued support of our Veterans."

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