BELLVILLE — The Jared Mansfield chapter or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their first meeting of the new year at the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Regent Joyce Vanatter led the opening ritual. Pat Jennings, chaplain gave the opening prayer. Regent Joyce Vanatter led the Pledge of Allegiance and The American Creed. The Regent provided a recap of the many activities the chapter accomplished in 2018.
Chaplain Pat Jennings gave out a certificate to Krista Lauener Crall for 10-year of membership in the chapter.
Pat James-Hasser, DAR Service for Veterans Chair stated they are planning on holding six cookouts during the summer at the Mansfield VA Outpatient Clinic. Several members will be helping at these events and more are welcome.
Regent Vanatter presented our guest speaker, Lynn Feldman from the ‘Blue Star Mothers of America.” Lynn is second vice president of Blue Star Mothers of Ohio and a member of the Military Buckeye Moms Worthington Chapter. Her son served in the military. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization.
The organization consists of mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. Lynn explained the difference of the stars on the three types of flags. Blue Star represents a family member who is or was in the military. The Silver Star represents a veteran who was injured while serving. The Gold Star represents a veteran who was killed during their military service.
They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. Their organization focuses on their mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes. There are 13 chapters in Ohio.
The hostess committee was recognized and thanked. Announcements were made and the meeting was adjourned.
The next DAR meeting is Friday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Genealogical Society. Our guest speaker will be Terry Carter from ‘First Call 211” information and referral information.