Saturday, September 22, 2012

The September 12th Meeting "Medical Care During the Revolution"

Dr. & Mrs. David Baker celebrate
50 years of marriage this year.
The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Southport, NC. Guest speaker David, Baker, M.D. is a retired doctor and lives in Ocean Ridge, NC. His slide show presentation was on medical care during the revolution with an emphasis on the smallpox epidemic and its influence on the outcome of the war.

DAR member Rhonda Amato suprised all of the Brunswick Town members at our
 first meeting by giving all who attended  a copy of her new book, Barefootin' Through Sandspurs."
Congratulations Rhonda!


Sunday, September 16, 2012


Speakers: Dick Powell and Judge Marion Warren with Joe Kronski founder of  "We The People " 

"We The People" meeting held on September 18, 2012
at St. James Community Center on Rt. 211 in Southport, NC

We The People of Brunswick County held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pm at the St. James Community Center on Rt. 211 in Southport, NC. The meeting had special guest speakers to celebrate the 225th birthday of the U. S. Constitution. One of the speakers was  St. James resident, Dick Powell. Dick's talk was titled: "Miracle in Philadelphia: The Making and Meaning of the Constitution". He gave a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of our Constitution during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, the principles embodied in our founding documents, and why they are still relevant today. Judge Marion Warren spoke about the NC Constitution. Free copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were available at the meeting.

Submitted by Richard Powell


Constitution Week September 17-23rd

DAR National Headquarters
 1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
September 10, 2012 Bren Landon
(202) 572-0563

America Celebrates U.S. Constitution:
DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness
WASHINGTON, DC –September 17, 2012, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.

"We must remember and teach that those who wrote the Constitution believed that no government can create freedom, but that government must guard freedom rather than encroach upon the freedoms of its people," stated Merry Ann T. Wright, President General of the DAR. "The Constitution by itself cannot guarantee liberty. A nation’s people can remain free only by being responsible citizens who are willing to learn about the rights of each arm of government and require that each is accountable for its own function. Therefore, Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties. We encourage all citizens across the country to take time this week to guard that which is committed to us by our forefathers... our freedom."

DAR has served America for 122 years as its foremost cheerleader. In 1928, the Daughters began work on a building as a memorial to the Constitution. John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial, was commissioned to design the performing arts center, known as DAR Constitution Hall. Today, DAR Constitution Hall is the only structure erected in tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America.

Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has 170,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and its programs visit or call (202) 628-1776.