Saturday, March 1, 2014

Update on Special Needs at the Veteran's Hospital in Fayetteville, NC

L to R: Ella Maugans discussing the needs of the patients at the Veteran's Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. with Norma Fraser.
When we hear the word “veteran” we usually unconsciously think “male.”  But the picture is changing.   More and more females are joining the military and serving wherever United States troops are placed.  And like the males, some come home wounded, physically, emotionally or mentally.   Many of these women are patients in the mental health section at the Veterans’ Hospital in Fayetteville.  They are not permitted to wear anything with metal in it.  Even standard design bras are “out.”  They need pullover sports bras size Large and Extra Large.  We have been asked to add these to the patients’ needs list.
An ongoing need is gift cards to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s that the hospital staff can use for arts and crafts supplies for patients activities.
Just added to the needs’ list are magazine subscriptions so each section of the hospital will have fresh magazines with no personal identification on the address label.  The subscriptions were a special request from Norma Frazier, Head of Voluntary Services at the hospital in Fayetteville, to Ella Mangums when Ella delivered quilts and other items to the hospital in February.   Ella will give more information on subscriptions – any restrictions, any preferences on magazines, what address to use – at a future chapter meeting.  In the meantime, save any inserts in the magazines you receive that offer a discount that interested members could take advantage of.

Posted by Ella Maugans
DAR Service to Veteran' s Chair

Thursday, February 27, 2014

NC State Regent, Peggy Troxell Will Visit the Brunswick Town Chapter DAR Meeting on March 12th

The next Brunswick Town Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Reserve Golf Club at St. James Plantation in Southport, NC.  Our NC State Regent, Mrs. Peggy Troxell, will be our guest.  The meeting will start at 10:00 am in the Sun Room.  There will be a luncheon following the meeting. Our speaker is Eric Kozen, Curator of Oakdale Cemetery, who will speak on the history of Oakdale Cemetery.  If you have any questions contact regent, Jackie Craft at ( or registrar, Cindy Sellers at ( )

Directions: St. James Plantation is located on Rt. 211 in Southport, NC. The entrance is across the street from the St. James Plantation Real Estate Office and the Community Center.

· You will be on St. James Drive when you come in gate. Stay on St. James Drive until you see Ridge Crest Drive. You will make a rt. turn there. The speed limit is 30 mph, you will be on this road for about 5 minutes.

· Make a left turn onto Wyndmere Drive. The speed limit is 25 mph. Stay on this road until you see the parking lot and large building on the left. That is the club house. Park your car anywhere you want near the club house. Go up the stairs to the porch and walk in to the greeting area.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Following the defeat of the British Royal Troops at Moore’s Creek Bridge February 27, 1776 the calls for Independence became louder and stronger in North Carolina.  In April 1776 the Fourth Provincial Congress met in Halifax and a committee chaired by Cornelius Harnett debated “the usurpations and violences attempted and committed by the King and Parliament”.  On April 12 the delegates adopted the committee’s report, which became known as the “Halifax Resolves” and North Carolina became one of the first states to formally call for independence.

"The Select Committee taking into Consideration the usurpations and violences attempted and committed by the King and Parliament of Britain against America, and the further Measures to be taken for frustrating the same, and for the better defence of this province reported as follows, to wit,

It appears to your Committee that pursuant to the Plan concerted by the British Ministry for subjugating America, the King and Parliament of Great Britain have usurped a Power over the Persons and Properties of the People unlimited and uncontrouled and disregarding their humble Petitions for Peace, Liberty and safety, have made divers Legislative Acts, denouncing War Famine and every Species of Calamity daily employed in destroying the People and committing the most horrid devastations on the Country. That Governors in different Colonies have declared Protection to Slaves who should imbrue their Hands in the Blood of their Masters. That the Ships belonging to America are declared prizes of War and many of them have been violently seized and confiscated in consequence of which multitudes of the people have been destroyed or from easy Circumstances reduced to the most Lamentable distress.

And whereas the moderation hitherto manifested by the United Colonies and their sincere desire to be reconciled to the mother Country on Constitutional Principles, have procured no mitigation of the aforesaid Wrongs and usurpations and no hopes remain of obtaining redress by those Means alone which have been hitherto tried, Your Committee are of Opinion that the house should enter into the following Resolve, to wit

Resolved that the delegates for this Colony in the Continental Congress be impowered to concur with the other delegates of the other Colonies in declaring Independency, and forming foreign Alliances, resolving to this Colony the Sole, and Exclusive right of forming a Constitution and Laws for this Colony, and of appointing delegates from time to time (under the direction of a general Representation thereof to meet the delegates of the other Colonies for such purposes as shall be hereafter pointed out. "

Joseph Hewes
William Hooper     




William Hooper, Joseph Hewes and John Penn, North Carolina delegates and signers of the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina.
With the passing of the Halifax Resolves, North Carolina became the first colony to directly make recommendations to all the delegates at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Three months later on July 4th the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

Posted by Diane B. Price

source: "A Chronicle of North Carolina during the American Revolution 1768-1789" by Jeffrey J. Crow , copyright 1975  the NC Division of Archives and History