America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The National Society has asked chapters to recognize this important date and inform the community of its importance.
Brunswick Town Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range Commemorated the the Centennial Date The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, and the commemoration was detained due to inclement weather by two days.
The two organizations planned a special gathering to remember this date in history. The chapter wreath was presented at the wall of the WWI Rifle Range; the special reading and a Time of Remembrance where members named their ancestor that served in WWI. Chapter member Norma Eckard, who is also President of the Friends of Fort Caswell gave the history and significance of the Fort Caswell Beach WWI Rifle Range Target Pit, and concluded with a tour.
|Cindy Sellers, Registrar, offered a "Special Reading" from a bible owned by her great grandparents.|
|Diane Kuebert, Brunswick Town Regent, provided information about World War I and the NSDAR.|
|This was a "Time of Remembrance" program from attendees and DAR members to "Name Ancestors that Served during WWI.|
|After the program people took the time to visit the Rifle Range Target Pit and the Storage Room.|