Thursday, September 26, 2013

American Women and Their Role in the Revolutionary War presented by John Braswell at the September 11th DAR Meeting

John Braswell, our guest speaker

The September meeting of the Brunswick Town Chapter of DAR was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Trinity Methodist Church, 209 E Nash Street, Southport, NC, at 10 AM. 

Our speaker was Mr. John Braswell, a graduate of Wake Forest University, who worked for 38 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  He is an active member of the Nathaniel Greene Chapter of SAR of Greensboro and has a passion for history.  Mr. Braswell has a high degree of respect for the work the Daughters of the American Revolution have done, in preserving American History.  He gave an informative presentation on Colonial American women and their role in the Revolutionary War, specifically during the critical time of late 1780 to early 1781, in North Carolina.  He talked about how their actions were pivotal in the success of the soldiers at Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina.

Brunswick Town Chapter's Golden Girls
Row: 1 Helen Taylor and Patsy Wood,
Row two: Myrtle Watson  and Margaret Allison 

Seated Row  1: Suzanne Winterhalter, Faye Cashwell, Connie Hendrix, Lynn Deen, and Sherrill Sykes (all applicants)
Standing left to right:  Cindy Sellers, Chapter Registrar; Myrtle Watson, sponsor of Faye Cashwell;  Betsy Hamer, sponsor of Connie Hendrix; Carol Hart, applicant;  Morethas Stankard, applicant; Gwen Causey, NC DAR Registrar

Regent, Jackie Craft and Americanism Chair, Nora Hickam presented a report at the September meeting.
Nora needs to have DAR members mail her a copy of a patriotic photograph with an American flag in it by December, 2013.

No comments:

Post a Comment