Crittenden Chapter of DAR marks 125th anniversary

Members gather to place wreath at courthouse

By Leigh Ann Kennedy Special to the Evening Times

Members of the Robert Crittenden Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently observed the organizations’s 125th anniversary. On Friday Oct. 10, on the eve of Founding Day, members of the local chapter marked the anniversary by placing a wreath at the County Veterans’ Memorial at the Crittenden County Courthouse. Along with the local group, DAR chapters around the world honored veterans or performing community service via a series of commemoration events, dubbed the National DAR Day of Service. The DAR was founded on Oct. 11, 1890. Led by Mary Desha, Mary S. Lockwood, Ellen Walworth and Eugenia Washington, the DAR organized to allow women to demonstrate patriotism within their communities and encourage the study of our country’s founding among its citizens. The First Lady of the nation, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, served as the first President General. Area women who are interested in researching their background for an American Revolutionary patriot and becoming part of the DAR are welcome to leave a message at (870) 514-5881 or mak10s@aol.com.

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