Emassee Robert Grierson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution graciously invited me to speak at the October meeting at the Dothan Country Club.
I first met the ladies of the DAR at Farm Days at Dothan's Legacy Park both last week and last spring. I was honored when they invited me to speak at their October meeting. This is an incredible organization of women dedicated to preserving and celebrating American history, as well as public service.
I enjoyed talking to Cathy, Jessica, Denise and all the DAR ladies about their heritage and the great work DAR is doing in the community. For example, during the meeting, Cheri Bowman from Operation Christmas Child also spoke. Operation Christmas Child is a Christian-based organization which brings much needed Christmas gifts to children in need around the world. The ladies also spoke to me about their participation in Alabama's "Vote in Honor of a Veteran" program. I'm thankful there are organizations like the DAR working to make our communities better places to live.
Most of all, I enjoyed sharing these women's passion for history. I could have spent all day asking each and every one of them about their family connection to the American Revolution. I greatly appreciated their warm response for local history and Abandoned Wiregrass.
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