Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wreaths Across America

Brunswick Town Chapter DAR members Susan Hadenchuk, Ella Maugans, Linda Price, Rhonda Amato, and Jackie Craft participated in the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 10, 2011 in Wilmington, NC.
This picture shows a stone dedicated to 25 of the nearly 500 unknown United States Black Troops, who died fighting during the battle at Ft. Fisher and the capture of Wilmington in January and February, 1865. 

The Wreaths Across America ceremony took place nationwide. Veterans and guests gathered at the Wilmington National Cemetery at noon for the event. Wreaths were placed on grave sites Saturday in remembrance of our fallen soldiers.  Approximately 340 wreaths were placed against the tombstones. Every branch of military service was  honored. The keynote speaker for the Wreaths Across America program was Colonel Joe Calisto, Commander of Sunny Point.   

The keynote speaker for the Wreaths Across America program was Colonel Joe Calisto, Commander of Sunny Point.   The gentleman from CAP sitting on  reviewing stand is LtCol John Kay, Vice-Commander of the NC Wing of the CAP. 

The cadet color bearers are from the Cape Fear Composite Squadron.  Colonel Jerry West, (USAF Ret) is at the Speaker stand.

In the white suits on the left of this photograph are two Gold Star Mothers.
Photographs and information were provided by DAR member Susan Hadenchuk and CAP- Dennis Faver Lt. Colonel.

Under Blog Archive click on August and view the newly added list of books in our DAR Library posted by librarian, Susan Hadenchuk.

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DAR Christmas Meeting/Tea

The annual DAR Luncheon/Tea was a huge success. As you can see there was a variety of salads and desserts for everyone to share. The business part of the luncheon was finished early, so the fun could begin. After all the chairman of the committees and officers gave their reports everyone sat down with their platters to an intriguing game of Revolutionary Bingo. DAR member, Betsy Pessetto asked a historical question and everyone had to think of the answer. Then find it on the bingo board and mark it with a penny. This was more challenging than you might think.

All DAR members are encouraged to view "Today's DAR" video at this web site: