“As I went out to the fields today, I saw our neighbor Mr. He was a healthy man in his early 30s when he left for the war with my father. Shortly thereafter, “William” joins the Revolution and writes, “I now lie sick with dysentery at Valley Forge.
I may die and never see my family again, and I risked my life and underwent the hardships of war.
Patriotic efforts of our chapter include: work on the home front during both World Wars, donations of U. flags to local schools, primary organizers of a Red Cross chapter in Durham in the early 20th century, honoring our military through ROTC programs, Veterans Administration (VA) hospital work, and recently providing personal items for our troops overseas. Before historical societies were formed in our community, our chapter erected local historical markers, participated in honoring the founder of Durham, and assembled many collections of genealogical value.
Over the past few years it has also been an honor for us to participate in our local Naturalization Ceremonies. Today we continue to focus on the value of history through some of our monthly programs.
However, these qualities can only be preserved if we continue to share our cultures with others to make this a nation of open-minded and knowledgeable citizens.” Jennie took home a $200 prize and second-place winner Caroline Fukawa of Presentation High School received $100.
Leigh High School’s Caitlin Grimm, Branham High’s Kaeleigh Robitaille and Zoe Nilson from Prospect High were also recognized for their participation.
It was fitting that the Durham chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chose to honor his name when their chapter was formed in 1911. We have encouraged local students to compete in essay contests, have provided rewards in the past for young female students who were learning homemaking skills, and have honored outstanding local students with DAR Good Citizen awards.
Since its beginning, the chapter has tried to follow in his footsteps by devoting time and talents to patriotism, education, and historical work. Beyond our local area, we give our financial support to DAR approved schools such as Crossnore and Tamassee.
22, 1732, and the Washington’s Birthday holiday was established in 1885. For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit losgatos.
In 1971, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February and renamed Presidents Day as a way to celebrate all presidents.