Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on the Battleship NC

On a lovely sunny day, Patriot Guard Riders stood erect with flags to welcome guests aboard the Battleship North Carolina for a special immigration ceremony! After the NJROTC Color Guard and Sword Detail from Ashley High School marched in to display the colors of branches of our Armed Forces and the National Anthem was beautifully sung by Dolly Witt, Ret. US Air Force, Otway Burns Chapter, NSDAR, the soon to be US Citizens, along with family and friends were welcomed! Welcoming remarks were given by Lisa Wohlrab, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer. Ron Ortiz, Immigration Services Officer then did the Call of Nations and immigrants from a dozen or so countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U. S. Citizens. 

U. S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank was the keynote speaker. Music was provided by the Symphonic Band of the Bands of Ashley High School. Next the new American Citizens stood with their families and friends to recite with pride the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. 

Along with our chapter, other chapters who helped to make this a wonderful event were: The Joseph Montfort Chapter, the Battle of Rockfish Chapter, the Otway Burns Chapter, the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk Chapter and the Richard Clinton Chapter of the NSDAR. This was a very special day! 

 Annetta Clark, Diane Kuebert, Carol Jutte and Martha Koletar all baked cookies for the event.

Celebrate America

Celebrate America
Continue to Celebrate America by sending in your community service hours earned over the summer to Martha Koletar. She records the accumulative hours for the chapter and each member. Individuals volunteering in schools, hospitals, churches (education, governance, shut-ins, etc.), leading Scout troops and other youth groups, serving in animal shelters, working with disabled children and adults, registering voters and serving as a poll worker,  just to name a few, and visiting National Parks. Just be sure you tell Martha which Park you visited.
The whole idea is to show the community, DAR is a service organization. You may go online at the National Society website and read a more in-depth description:
Keep up with those hours! We want to surpass last year!

National Day of Service and Birthday of NSDAR
The North Carolina Daughters of the
Battle of Rockfish Chapter and Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Chapter will
Co-host a Celebration Recognizing National Day of Service and the Birthday of the NSDAR at Moores Creek National Battlefield Park, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie, NC 28435 Sunday, October 11, 2015 Beginning at 1 PM, Program at 2 PM, Ending at 4PM. If interested in attending, contact
Margaret Williams, BMCB Chapter Regent