Monday, September 5, 2016

Constitution Week: September 17th - 23rd

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is inviting all local churches and firehouses to participate in Bells Across America to commemorate Constitution Week by ringing their bells on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 4:00 PM for a duration of five minutes. 
On Sept 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed. At 4:00 when the delegates emerged from what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, all the bells rang AT 4:00 PM to celebrate the signing of the Constitution.  

 The 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.  Please join us in this national celebration of Constitution Week commemorating America’s most important document. 

How Sad To Say Good-bye to Miss Helen Taylor

Hello Ladies,

It is with sad news that I tell you that chapter member Helen Taylor passed away this morning between 11 AM – 12 noon at Dosher Hospital. Helen was 99 years old and lived a good long life. The cause of death, was congestive heart failure. Since Saturday, Helen received 24 round the clock care and stayed in bed, which was very unlikely for her to do. Her relatives gathered around her at the end.

Her funeral will be this coming Saturday, September 10 at 2:30 PM at the New Hope Presbyterian Church on Cherrytree Road in Winnabow. A visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall from 1-2:15 PM. Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington is handling the details. 
Diane Kuebert, Regent

Jerry Odom Will Be Missed

Our chapter is saddened to learn that one of our members, Jerry Odom had been in hospice care and passed away last Friday evening, September 2, 2016. I have included a link below for you to read her obituary and details of a funeral to be held in Fayetteville, NC on Wednesday, September 7 for those that may have known Jerry and her family. Visitation prior to the service is 12:45 - 1:45 PM in the Gathering Hall, service is a 2 PM. There is a place at the bottom of the link to sign the Guest Book and leave a comment.
We send our sympathy to Jerry’s daughters Rhonda Amato, Ella Maugans and Edna Perkins who are members of our DAR chapter, and to her granddaughter, Stephanie Rzonca.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Looking Back to 9/11/ 2001

Martha Koletar was working in New Jersey right over the George Washington Bridge from New York City on September 11, 2001. She could see the smoke rising from the towers. So many people were affected that awful day. The tragedy seared in memories. Jean P. Matricaria  wrote a book and asked for poems about the event. Martha's poem, entitled, "9/11" was selected for the book. It is shown below.

9/11 "15 Year Remembrance Ceremony" on Saturday, September 10, at Southport Fire Headquarters - 10 AM

There will be a 9/11 “15 Year Remembrance Ceremony” on Saturday, September 10, at Southport Fire Headquarters, 1011 North Howe Street. At 10:00 the fire department’s honor guard will open the ceremony at 10 AM.  An open house will follow with station tours and activities for all ages from 11 AM. to 5 PM. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This is being done in recognition of lives lost during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. The information for this article was taken from an article in The State Port Pilot, Southport, NC. Wednesday, August 2, 2016. American Legion Post 543 and the St James Fire Department will jointly host a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony will be held at the St James Community Center at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

The remembrance ceremony is a moving and appropriate way to remember the tragedy that struck our nation on September 11, 2001. After Post 543 Honor Guard presents the Colors, Brunswick County's own Coastal Harmonizers will sing the National Anthem. Jeremy Shrader will lend his voice in song. Members of the St James Fire Department will ring the ceremonial fire bell and Taps will be sounded in honor of the victims who perished. The Coastal Harmonizers will then offer another appropriate song.
Posted by John Muuss