JUNE 25, 2014

DAR Flag Day commemoration

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Grand Canyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) attended a Flag Day Luncheon June 14, hosted by the Cactus Wren Chapter and held at Iron Oaks Country Club, Sun Lakes.  Guest speaker was Colonel Joe Abodeely, (Ret), director of the Arizona Military Museum. Special guest was Jennifer Smestad, Miss Arizona. 

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an act of Congress designating the 14th day of June every year as National Flag Day.

DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization founded in 1890 and dedicated to promoting patriotism, historic preservation and education. It  is open to any woman 18 years or older regardless of race, religion or ethnicity who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.  The next meeting of the Grand Canyon Chapter will be held in Scottsdale September 6.  Guests are invited.  For reservations call 602.820.5427.  


From left: Jean Howell, Honorary Chapter Regent; Keith Hugus and Matt Scott, National Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard; and Betty Heenan, Chapter member.


From left: Kandy Wagenbach, Honorary Chapter Regent; Kathy Shields, Chapter Regent-Elect; Stephanie Troth, Honorary Arizona State DAR Regent and Honorary Chapter Regent; Jennifer Smestad, Miss Arizona; and Terri Mott, Arizona State DAR Vice Regent-Elect and Honorary Chapter Regent.