Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Michael Craft- DAR October's Guest Speaker

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Trinity United Methodist Church on E. Nash Street Southport, NC, The guest speaker Michael Craft spoke about the Iraq/Afghanistan War Efforts. Mike was the US State Department representative in the city of Samarra, Iraq from 2007 until 2010. He assisted the people of Samarra in building Democratic Institutions and restoring peace and stability to their historic 4000 year old city.
On February 22, 2006 the Golden Mosque in the center of the city was bombed by Al-Qaida bringing the nation to the brink of civil war. With United States assistance the city has rejected terrorism and begun the long reconstruction process. Samarra's Mayor, Mahmood Khalaf, has visited Brunswick County and held a series of meetings with county and Wilmington officials to gain insight into how civil administration works.

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