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Fremont chapter of DAR meets in Minden

Janice Frost

John C. Fremont chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Carson City held its monthly meeting last week with 22 members in attendance. The group gathered at the home of Brooke McKeen in Minden.

After a formal meeting conducted by Regent Janet Hawkins, Jan Lockhart, member of Nevada Sagebrush chapter in Reno, presented the program on insignia and protocal. One of the brochures Mrs. Lockhart displayed showed pictures of the DAR pins which are worn on the members’ insignia ribbons. The most significant pin is one shaped in the form of a muzzle-loaded long-gun used during the Revolutionary War. On each pin is etched the name of the member’s ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War.

Regent Hawkins asked Luella Dyerberg to read a report from the President General of the National Society of DAR. It covered the progress of the building of the memorial to American Women in the Military in Arlington Cemetery, which was finally complete and dedicated this month. The NSDAR made a large contribution to the memorial in the way of history and research.

The John C. Fremont chapter float will participate in the Nevada Day parade on Friday, Oct. 31, in Carson City. Member Lisa Bagwell chairs the project and announced all is going well except that a few Nevada flags are needed to place on the float along with the American flags.

The meeting closed with refreshments served by hostesses Brooke McKee and Rose Hausler.

Regent Hawkins reminded all of the Nov. 8 card party at Lynda Morrison’s home in Carson City. It will be a fund-raiser for the benefit of the DAR schools that they support. Cost is $10 per table. For more details, call Hawkins at 265-1917.