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Historian Speaks To Prescott DAR Chapter

Pictured is Brenda Johnson and John Sipos during the June 3 meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Submitted photo

WESTFIELD — The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting June 3 at Ottaway Park in Westfield. There were 18 members present. Regent Brenda Johnson welcomed guests John and Susan Sipos.

It was decided that the dedication for the memorial garden for the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be held on Flag Day, Monday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at the Fredonia Legion in Fredonia.

Johnson said she sent members the link to register for the meetings at Continental Congress. The New York state luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 1, at noon. There will also be a virtual party to celebrate the President General’s birthday and the 125th birthday of the DAR Library.

Johnson stated that the New York State Conference will be held from Sept. 23 to 26 in Syracuse. It will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Syracuse. The information for the conference can be found on the New York state website.

Johnson then mentioned that the chapter needs to send delegates to vote at the New York State Conference. Brenda Johnson and Bonnie Larkin will be the two voters and Roxanne Wood will serve as an alternate.

Johnson suggested the chapter take a field trip to the Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural House in Buffalo. The House is open for tours and allows for fifty people at a time. The cost is $9 per person. The date for the field trip is Thursday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. More information will be forthcoming.

Following the meeting, the chapter had the pleasure of listening to John Sipos speak on the history of the American Flag. Sipos explained the various items on his display and told several stories about the history of the American Flag.

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