UNION — The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR met on Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m.at Grace United Methodist Church. Regent Margaret McCarley called the meeting to order. For the devotional, “The Lord’s Prayer” was used. The group recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States, the American’s Creed and the Salute to the flag of South Carolina.
This was a special meeting when the DAR Good Citizens were recognized. This year’s winners were Miss Lori Hart, daughter of Frank and Amelia Hart, from the Christian Day School, and Miss Mariana Glenn-Toland, daughter of Donna Glenn and Tyrone Toland, from Union County High School. The qualifications for this award are dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Each participant is required to write an essay. The subject is “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” The question each was asked to answer was “How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?”
Mrs. Martha Whitener gave the president general’s report. She stated that DAR has long shown respect to elected officials at the local and national levels, but such respect does not constitute an endorsement of their political policies. DAR is not a political entity, and controversial opinions should be avoided.
DAR is an organization that demonstrates civility and the courtesy to respect one another’s opinions.
Our next meeting will be held on April 4.
This story courtesy of the Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR.