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Beg to Report:
CONSTITUTION DAY at Naches Elementary School, Tacoma, Tuesday Sept 18.

3rd Grade Teacher Peggy Borgatti of Mary Ball Chapter DAR ramrods this great event every year. A US Army veteran, Peggy has us hand out hand out American flags to EVERY student of the 450 at the school. Then a DAR Constitutional Program outside under the shelter for all the children.

(l. to r.) Peggy Borgatti, Ralph Liening (US Army Veteran), Sarah Neubert; SGT Nancy Thaut, DAR; Kathgy Scorcio; Regent Pam Gassman; Teresa Hosmer; Melonie Liening; Kate Hull; Susan Nelson; Bob O'Neal.
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Despatch from ye Field 15 September 2018
- Eastern Washington Parades:
Color Guard Vice Commander Stan Wills Reports:

Spokane #1 Chapter participated in two parades this weekend one in Spokane Valley and one in Rockford Wa.
We were honored two have the ladies Auxiliary accompany us. The May Hutton DAR chapter also marched with us for SpokaneValley Festival..

Spokane Valley Festival Friday night 14 Sept and
Saturday morning 15 Sept Spokane #1 marched in the Rockford Washington Festival parade

Major Stan Wills, Vice Commander SAR Color Guard
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STAR SPANGLED BANNER!
The War of 1812:
Two hundred and four years ago today patriot Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer on a prisoner exhange visit to a British ship, off from Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, looked landward to see that “OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE!”
He wrote the poem describing that awesome battle, which became our National Anthem!

That Flag, our “Star Spangled Banner” had 15 stars then, and 15 stripes! After the Revolution we added the over-mountain county of Virginia called “Kentucky” and settled the border dispute adding the ‘colony’ of “Vermont” to make 15 United States of America.
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HONOR FLIGHT WELCOME BACK!
Sept 17 - Monday 8pm, SeaTac Airport Arrivals Hall.
Come and help the SAR & DAR to welcome back all the WWII, Korea & Vietnam veterans from their Honor Flight to Washington D.C.!

Puget Sound Honor Flight’s confirmed dates for 2018 Fall travel will be September 15-17 and October 13-15, 2018.
Our Fall 2018 flights will be as follows:
Returning via Alaska Airlines #765 / BWI-SEA / 4:25p – 7:02p
http://pugetsoundhonorflight.org/honor-flight-trips/upcoming-flights/
Our Spring 2019 dates will be as follows:
April 13-15 and May 18-20, 2019
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Despatch from the Field - Mary Ball Chapter DAR - 7th instant. Holiday Inn Tacoma.
"I was privileged to attend the first regular DAR meeting of the season, with Regent Pam Gassman presiding. Great fun.
HIGHLIGHT of the meeting was a visit by His Excellency President Washington! He gave his thoughts on the difficulty of our new Thirteen States moving from a loose Confederation to a Constitutional Republic - all the disparate views, disagreements, the rancor, the regional & parochial prejudices that surround the deliberations.
We could not but think of such goings on without calling to mind the many disputes in our current Congress. (!)
If I may say, the General provoked much food for thought along with our luncheon.
[NOTE: Vern Frykholm of Sequim creates an outstanding persona of our First President. He is renowned for his portrayals and so was he today. He is an Honorary Member of our Washington SAR Color Guard as well.]

SOME EVENTS and activities were announced:
Sept 16 & 17 daily: Constitution Week at the State Fair - our joint DAR-SAR Booth opens. Volunteers needed.
Sept 17 (8pm) - Honor Flight Welcome Home, SeaTac Airport
Oct 13 (10am-2pm) - DAR Day Of Service cleaning CW Tombstones at the Old Tacoma Cemetery
Oct 21 (4-8pm) - Fundraiser at Joeseppi's for Wreaths Across America (DAR-SAR) at the Camp Lewis Cemetery Dec 15th.
And: GOLF BALLS! Registrar Ann Crawford is gathering and sending nearly 5,000 golf balls to the troops in Afghanistan where her son serves. They recreate (relieve stress) by driving the little white balls into the desert sand trap!
BLUE STAR & GOLD STAR Mothers were honored as well."
[The next DAR meeting is at Oakbrook Country Club]
- Your DAR Liaison Officer - Bob O'Neal
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