Monday, November 16, 2015

Veterans Honored at November 11th DAR Meeting

L to R: Diane Kuebert, Regent; Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair; Bob Racine, Veteran and Co-Founder of The Warrior Ride; Fran Carlsen, Veteran, Wreaths Across America Chair, National Defense JROTC Chair and DAR Schools Chair, Raymond Ryan, Vietnam War Veteran, Carol Jutte, Vice-Regent and seated Kay Kye, Veteran and DAR member.The above mentioned Veterans were honored on Veterans' Day, November 11th at the November Brunswick Town DAR meeting, which was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Southport, NC. 

Carol Jutte presented Vietnam Commemorative Certificates to Robert Racine, Raymond Ryan, guests, members Kay Kye and Fran Carlsen. Dianna Conaty, Commemorative Events Chair explained the significance of the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.  She then presented a pin and an envelope with additional Vietnam Veteran items to each of the above four mentioned veterans. 

  Diane Kuebert told the DAR members about the DAR and Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Partner Program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice. To find out about the Commemorative Partner Program go to:

 The lapel pin from The Vietnam War National Commemorative Committee has much symbolism. The Eagle represents courage, honor and service. Blue circle blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice. The circle shape is the official seal of the commemoration.  The laurel wreath is the symbol of victory, integrity and strength. The stripes behind the eagle represent the American flag. The six stars represent the six allies; Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and The US. Message on the back  " A grateful nation thanks and honors you. "

Caroline Scott, Activity Coordinator for The Warrior Ride – contact her at

 At the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter’s November 11th meeting,  Diane Kuebert  presented Bob Racine with a chapter check for a donation to The Warrior Ride. Guest speaker, Bob Racine  spoke about The Warrior Ride an organization that was founded by Bob and his wife Debra from Oak Island, NC. They believe that with recreational therapy and camaraderie of being with others with similar experiences that this can help the nation's heroes to recuperate. The Cycling events that are sponsored by The Warrior Ride are Bob and Debra's way of giving back to our nation's heroes. Quote, "This is our life work, our personal ministry, and one of the greatest joys of our life." To find out more about The Warrior Ride go to .

Several Brunswick Town DAR members attended a Veterans' Day Program at Dosher Nursing Home in Southport, NC on November 11, 2015. Diane Kuebert, Regent read a patriotic poem to the residents, while Rhonda Amato, DAR member performed a dance routine. Everyone had a great afternoon.
L to R: Norma Eckard,former Historian received a check from the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter Treasurer Nancy Mazzei from donations that were given in memory of Harriet Barlowe, Historical Preservation Chair to be used for a special restoration project. 

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