I.S.C.A.R. members had the honor of placing a wreath at the “Wall that Heals”. The wall that heals is a traveling mini version of the Vietnam Memorial intended to allow people who cannot afford the travel to D.C. a way to see the memorial. I.S.C.A.R. State president Jacob Shadinger was included in the ceremony and all of the members in attendance had a wonderful time honoring our Vietnam veterans by placing flags at the base of the wall. I hope everyone takes the time to see when the wall will be in your area, and I urge you to attend the beautiful ceremony.
Connecticut State President Braden Wallace and his brother, Callen, recently visited the Brevard Veterans Memorial & Museum on Merritt Island, FL. They were happy to find a memorial placed by the SAR and DAR Societies. The memorial reads:
American Revolutionary War
Dedicated to all our patriot ancestors
who sacrificed their lives, families and
fortunes to secure our
Sponsored by Brevard County Chapters
of the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution
The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center (VMC) is a non-profit organization with one goal in mind…TO SERVE OUR VETERANS!
handed out to all residents.
A card was included with each hand-made Valentine which expressed the Society's hope the Valentine brought joy to
the recipient and thanked them for their service.
Senior Society President
At the Andrew Jackson State Park annual event, “Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tours”, the Martha Bratton Society volunteered as tour guides and portrayed historical characters from the early settlement of the Waxhaws in the Carolinas and described events which influenced the Waxhaws before and during the American Revolution. As living history actors, the society’s members portrayed Andrew Jackson’s cousins as their family traveled along the Great Wagon Road, acted in a scene in which an uncle recovered from a wound in the American Revolution, and acted in a scene in which Andrew Jackson and his brother, Robert, are captured by the British and imprisoned in Camden, SC. The tour guide provided historical context and background information for each scene as tour groups traveled back in time to the 18th century.
By Gabe and Gray Bobo
Martha Bratton Society (SC)
I would like to share a few of my thoughts on Patriotism. I am a proud member of the C.A.R. as well as the DAR and obviously one of our big messages is Patriotism. But what is that, what does it mean, and what does it look like?
The NY State project aligns very nicely with the National project in that both focus on giving back, especially to our veterans. Our war veterans have literally put their lives on the line for our country since our country's foundation. Vets deserve our respect and they deserve our care once they come home. They should be taken care of and always have a place to live, medical care, and food. Fighting for our country and our freedoms is probably the highest form of Patriotism.
However, there are many people who can not fight for our country. So, how can they show that they are Patriotic? How can they show a love for this Nation? By giving back. We can all give back, not only to our veterans but to our communities. By giving aid to our own people in our own communities, we can show our love for our own people and our Nation. When we take care of our own, we show that we value our country and the people in it. Not everyone can enlist in the military, or run for political office, or work for our government. But we can all give back to our community in which we live. There are people in need all over and there are facilities to help them that are always looking for donations and volunteers. Make it a priority to find out where you can help and how you can help your own community members who are in need.
When we take care of our own, we strengthen our country, and that is Patriotism. I am proud to be a Patriot. I am proud to be a C.A.R. member. And I am proud to be an American.
In true Patriotism and love of country,
New York State President