DAR Honors Founder's Day, 127 Years Later

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Pictured, left to right: Stacy Kehoe, regent of the Judge David Campbell; Pamela Randolph, regent of the Moccasin Bend Chapter; Barbara Fickley, chairman, Chattanooga Regents' Council and member of the Moccasin Bend Chapter DAR; Mary Helms, manager in the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Chattanooga Public Library; Teresa Rimer, Chief John Ross Chapter; and Joye Duke, regent of the Chickamauga Chapter, TSDAR.
Pictured, left to right: Stacy Kehoe, regent of the Judge David Campbell; Pamela Randolph, regent of the Moccasin Bend Chapter; Barbara Fickley, chairman, Chattanooga Regents' Council and member of the Moccasin Bend Chapter DAR; Mary Helms, manager in the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Chattanooga Public Library; Teresa Rimer, Chief John Ross Chapter; and Joye Duke, regent of the Chickamauga Chapter, TSDAR.

On Oct. 11, 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution were founded.  To honor this day on Oct. 11, 2017, the Chattanooga Regent’s Council presented a signed proclamation to Mary Helms, manager in the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Chattanooga Public Library. 

"We would like to thank Chattanooga Mayor Andy Burke and County Mayor Jim Coppinger for signing these proclamations for DAR Day of Service," officials said.

  
 






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