ROCKINGHAM — In an almost standing-room-only meeting this past week, the local General Henry William Harrington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted the District III National Society DAR of North Carolina’s 98th annual meeting.
The national theme “moving forward in service to America” and a movement that not only celebrates but promotes patriotism among its members and the general public was alive and well. Throughout the room were displays of historical material from Richmond County’s rich contribution to the Revolution and other conflicts. In attendance was a British solder in costume and in character who bragged of looting the generals home.
The meeting was called to order by Lois Marlow, District III Director followed by Carolyn Neault and Regent Alexandrian providing the invocation. Local DAR member Suzanne McInnis, Regent Gen. HW Harrington DAR, led the pledge of Allegiance and The American Creed along with the national anthem.
Music was presented by Mr. Chuck Wright, a local music teacher in Richmond County.
The Richmond Historical Society supplied an interesting display on the history of the county and the namesake of the local chapter. DAR member Linda Tuttle Price displayed personal items from her great-great aunt Ella Tuttle who was one of nine women from North Carolina allowed to serve the U S Army during the Spanish American War.
Membership in DAR is tied to one’s ability to directly trace their family back to a Patriot of the American Revolution. For more information, visit www.dar.org.