DAR chapter hosts National Defense luncheon on Veteran’s Day
The November meeting of the Samuel Bacot Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on Nov. 11 at Central United Methodist Church in Spears Hall. The program was the National Defense Luncheon celebrating Veterans’ Day. Members and guests were welcomed by Anne Jenkins, Regent, and were entertained by the 5th graders from All Saints School who sang many patriotic songs. The colors were presented by the West Florence JROTC Cadets.
A Dutch luncheon followed. The speaker for the event was Major Noemi Tassios who is in the South Carolina National Guard, Officer at the 228th Signal Brigade. She spoke of her family military history and of her own experiences while on active duty in the Middle East. Prior to the DAR meeting, members participated in the Veterans Day ceremony at the Florence Veterans Park and paid their respect to the many brave men and women from the Florence area who have served so bravely and faithfully in service to their country.
The chapter’s October meeting was held at the Florence Country Club on Oct. 14. The program celebrated True Patriotic Women – the Four DAR Founders. This year marks the 125 anniversary of the Daughters of the American Revolution. These women worked diligently to form this organization on Oct. 11, 1890. They were Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth and Eugenia Washington. They wanted to ensure the opportunity for all women to remember and embrace the men who fought and died in the Revolutionary War.