Category Archives: Patriotism

Flag Day

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At the June 14, 2019 Flag Day ceremony at the local Holiday Island Elks Lodge, members of the Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR participated, in costume, as flag bearers. Pictured in front of the flag display, representing several historic American flags ranging from pre-Revolution to the current 50 star version, are those members attending the ceremony.

75th Anniversary of D-Day

DSCN0550The members of the Abendschone Chapter NSDAR met at the Equity Bank in Eureka Springs Thursday, May 9, 2019.

The featured speaker was retired Air Force Major Gary Norris. He gave the background information regarding the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, D-Day: Operation Overlord.

The success of this massive effort of the WWII Allies helped deliver the soon-to-be defeat of Nazi-Germany in Western Europe.

Pictured are Abendschone Chapter NSDAR Regent, Margaret Scobee and Major Gary Norris.

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR celebrates 67th year

67thanniversary2Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR celebrated the 67th birthday of their chapter on December 13, 2018. The featured program was given by chapter member Donna Wenger to commemorate the upcoming centennial of the women’s right to vote. She portrayed suffrage activist Alice Paul, who led the national effort to secure the vote for women.

Pictured are Chapter Regent Margaret Scobee, Donna Wenger (in costume), and Luci Lund (niece of recently deceased member Stella Bucknam).

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I

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A special exhibit at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum opened in April of 2017 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

Museum volunteer and Abendschone Chapter NSDAR member, Suzanne Williams, collected items from Carroll County, Arkansas residents for the exhibit. Several NSDAR members made contributions. The exhibit included a uniform, original sheet music, photos, maps of France, a letter from General Pershing, a feed bucket for horses and mules, and mess kits. Visitors were especially interested in the trench art, made from shell casings and spent bullets. The exhibit continued until the end of 2018 and was well received.

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