Mary Bowles, Regent, gave the President General’s message. It was noted that Veterans Day began on Nov. 11, 1918, as Armistice Day, a celebration of the end of World War I. In 1954, it was renamed Veterans Day, to honor all veterans of military service to the United States. The National Defense message included a tribute to veterans: A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “the United States of America” for an amount of “up to and including my life”.
Dr. Jim Chavis, retired vice president of Richmond Community College, was the guest speaker and gave a talk on the history of religion of Native Americans.
As he made references to their religious practices, it was discovered that their religion was not much different than others. The DAR Good Citizen has been chosen from Richmond Senior High. The DAR wreath was laid by Susanne McInnis and Lewellyn Gibson at the Veterans Day Ceremony.