The Cane River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its first Veterans Day celebration and recognition event to honor and recognize past and present American armed service members who served the nation honorably with great distinction during times of war and peace.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” and occurs on Nov. 11 every year. This day is in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that signaled the end of WWI in 1918. The name of the holiday was changed in 1954 to Veterans Day.
The Cane River Chapter was proud to hold the event and luncheon. Invited guests included Rev. Charles Ray and Pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church and keynote speaker Lt. General Russell L Honore, US Army (Ret) and wife Beverly.
Gen. Honoree thanked the Veterans for their service and urged them to be vocal about their needs and to continue to honor the constitution and the flag.
Cane River Chapter Historian Frances (Laney) Sylvia set up a “Missing Man Table” and presided over the solemn ceremony. This special table is reserved to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers and those missing or imprisoned.
The event ended with Gen. Honore and Fr. Charlie presenting each Veteran with a certificate of appreciation and thanked each one individually for their service.
The DAR is the largest patriotic women’s organization in the world, surpassing one million members over the past 131 years with more than 3,000 chapters across the country and several forge in countries. DAR promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships, education initiatives, citizenship programs, service to Veterans, community service and much more. For more information about becoming a member of DAR, contact the Cane River Chapter Regent Peggy Aycock at email@example.com.
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