The first edition of the Little Rock – Centennial Chapter’s Patriot Post is now live! This is a commemorative publication to honor our WWII Veteran ancestors. You can view the three page publication below (you can click each image to enlarge it), or click the following link for a PDF version of the Patriot Post: WWII Commemorative Newspaper.
Happy 4th of July, 2020 from Little Rock-Centennial Chapter! As we celebrate the 244th Birthday of our Country, several of our chapter members are sharing their patriotic spirit.
Little Rock-Centennial Chapter members participated in the Summer Cereal Drive for the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas. Today chapter members Angie Dennis, Regent; Kathy Balkman, Registrar; and Ellen Cook, Treasurer; dropped off fifty-four boxes of cereal our chapter members collected. It was wonderful to have Daniel, Arkansas Food Bank Staff, greet us today and take a picture with us.
Several members of Little Rock-Centennial Chapter had a fantastic time watching the Historic Opening Night Virtual 129th DAR Continental Congress online, as well as the Saturday evening presentation. Part of the program Saturday night included Kathy Balkman, chapter registrar, accept the National 2020 DAR Service for Veterans Outstanding DAR Service Award. It was such an honor to have Arkansas State Regent Junelle Mongno attend both of these events with us.
It was wonderful to see the amazing award winning speakers on opening night: DAR Media and Entertainment Award Winner Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who has the PBS program “Finding Your Roots” (he is also a member of SAR, Sons of The American Revolution), DAR History Award Medal Winner Lonnie G. Bunch, NSDAR Excellence in American History Book Award winner, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson. It was wonderful to hear the NSDAR President General speak and introduce everyone. We are looking forward to more events during this historic 129th Virtual Continental Congress as we Rise and Shine for America in Today’s DAR!