October 21, 2019

James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, welcomes new member

(Franklin, GA) -- Amy Marie Riss Caouette became a member of the James Stewart chapter and was inducted at their October meeting Saturday, October 12th. A resident of Ephesus, Amy transferred her membership to our chapter on October 10th.  Amy came to discover the chapter in the spring when her daughter DJ was awarded the Youth Citizenship Medal from … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, welcomes new member

(Franklin, GA) -- Tracey Gay Hunt became the newest member to join your local DAR chapter and was inducted at their September meeting. A native of Heard County, Tracey is in her 6th year of teaching History at Centralhatchee Elementary School. She holds a Master’s Degree from Mercer University and a Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education from the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Constitution Week

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (Franklin, GA) -- These … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the Heard County Fire Department, the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, and Heard County citizens Raymond Brown and Thomas Miller gathered on Wednesday, September 11th for a moment of reflection. White remembrance roses and a little toy fire truck sat quietly at the base of the large 9/11 memorial. A moment of silence was observed … [Read more...]

Braves Patrol at CES completes training on Flag Etiquette

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Did you know that there are six American flags on the moon? This was one of many facts that the new Braves Patrol at Centralhatchee Elementary learned on Friday, August 23rd. Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, were invited to the school to instruct and demonstrate flag etiquette, the different parts of the flag, and proper … [Read more...]

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census (August 23-24)

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR, and other around Heard County will be participating in The Great Georgia Pollinator Census. This project is an historic initiative where all Georgians can record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during the late summer. This census was designed so that everyone in Heard County … [Read more...]

James Stewart members attend DAR National Conference

(Washington, D.C.) -- NSDAR members from around the world were in attendance at the recent National Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held in Washington, D.C. The 128th Continental Congress is an annual event and this year hosted over 4,000 members. This week-long convention consists of business sessions, committee meetings and … [Read more...]

James Stewart Members Visit Mt. Vernon – Home to our First President

(Washington, D.C.) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, traveled to Washington, DC, recently to attend the 128th Continental Congress at their headquarters. While learning more about their organization, James Stewart members, Pamela Lyle and Julia Saint, and Associate member, Chelsea Goode from the Suwanee Creek Chapter, took a side trip to Mt. … [Read more...]

Independence Day: The Birth of Our Nation

When the first battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, very few colonists wanted complete independence from England, and those who did were considered radical. By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come around to the idea of independence. On June 7th,  Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in … [Read more...]

Southern Saying Has Roots in American History

Did your parents or grandparents ever say, “God willing and the Creek don’t rise”? Growing up in the south, this was something we heard on a regular basis but always believed that it was based on the small creeks, streams, and rivers that were prone to flooding at different times of the year. Creek Indians once lived all over what is now Heard County. The … [Read more...]