The District VII Chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held their annual meeting on Saturday, July 22 in the Vinton War Memorial. Virginia State Regent Laurie Parker Nesbitt and several of the state officers joined the local chapters for this meeting. Annual awards were presented to all of the chapters for their service this past year in their communities to foster Patriotism, Education and Historic Preservation.
The Botetourt County Chapter was honored to receive 28 awards in the various categories. In addition to the many chapter awards, several members received individual awards. These awards went to Emily Talbott-Guillote, Beth Pappas, Ann Layman, Cathy Cronise, Susan Martin, Lawton Kasey, and Betty Holt.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political organization founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. Anyone interested or has questions about joining this organization may contact Membership Chair Emily Talbot-Guillote via email at email@example.com or Registrar JoElla Hall John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at https://bocodar.wixsite.com/bocodar.
~ Botetourt DAR