The following was submitted by Karen Collins of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Members of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde on Saturday, May 20. They were encouraged in the President General’s message, read by Karen Collins, to attend the annual gathering of members in Washington, D.C., June 28 through July 2, and to be more aware of the duties of the President General as she travels through the United States promoting DAR activities and goals.
President General Ann Dillon also reminded all that it is customary to fly the United States flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day.
The National Defense Report, read by Jakelynn Crawford, discussed the nationwide poppy distribution, and how the poppy not only has come to be a symbol of the sacrifices of our service members in World War I, but is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign War.
On Nov. 10, 2016, a Texas Historical marker was placed in Spohn Park in Corpus Christi at the Gold Star Court of Honor World War Memorial. This memorial honoring WWI deceased soldiers was the first in Texas. It was dedicated March 22, 1931. This dedication of the marker last November included Nueces County Judge and Commissioners, Texas legislators, DAR national and state officers, and the U.S. Navy Color Guard. A poppy wreath was presented by DAR officers.
Regent Lesley Jones reminded members of the District 8 meeting to be held in San Antonio on Saturday, July 22, and said more information would be emailed next month. The next meeting of the organization will be on Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
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