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Westfield DAR Chapter Holds Meeting At Library

WESTFIELD — The regular monthly meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Patterson Library in Westfield on Thursday, March 5.

There were 10 members present. The meeting was called to order by Regent Brenda Johnson.

The opening ritual was conducted by Johnson, who also summarized the DAR President General’s Message. Johnson also noted that she had a copy of the DAR National Defense Article for anyone who wished to read it.

The article is also available on online.

Johnson spoke about the Western New York Heroes, a fundraising organization which helps veterans with financial assistance and other resources as needed. This group also supports the Pawsitive for Paws which raises funds for service dogs. It was suggested that perhaps a representative might be willing to speak to our chapter at a later date.

Johnson then mentioned the creation of a Veterans Park at the Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. There will be a Vietnam War Wall Memorial, along with monuments from other wars. The base of the Revolutionary War Monument will be engraved with the names of Revolutionary War patriots. The chapter agreed to pay the cost to have our patriot’s name, Benjamin Prescott, engraved on the monument.

The chapter designated Bonnie Larkin to be a voter at Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. this June.

The committee of Elizabeth Mourer, Barbara Pietro, and Deborah Langebartel will work on setting up field trips for the summer. Several ideas were suggested and Pietro said that she will bring information to the next meeting.

Regent Johnson stated that the June meeting will be held at the Fireside Restaurant on Route 5. The speaker for the evening will be John Sipos, who will talk about the American Flag.

The hostess for the meeting was Bonnie Larkin and helping to serve was Elizabeth Sedlmayer.

Those who had an ancestor who fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War and would like to join, call Barbara Pietro at 392-1166 or email jbpietro@gmail.com.

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