August 20, 2019

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...]

Heard Elementary student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, attended the Awards Program at Heard County Elementary School on Friday, May 24, 2019, to announce their 2018-19 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award. Kathryn Marie Gray was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are … [Read more...]

75th Anniversary of D-Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, would like to thank Heard County’s World War II veterans for their service to our country. During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle … [Read more...]

DJ Caouette receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Ephesus, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, attended the Awards Program at Ephesus Elementary School on Friday, May 24, 2019, to announce their 2018-19 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award. DJ Caouette was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are honor, … [Read more...]

May 30th Proclaimed as Thomas Darden Lipford Day in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, joined together with Lee Boone, Chairman, Heard County Board of Commissioners, to proclaim Thursday, May 30, 2019, as Thomas Darden Lipford Day in Heard County. The Proclamation was drafted by members of the local DAR chapter to recognize Mr. Lipford on his 100th birthday.   Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

Veterans Honored at Hardee’s for Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The staff at Hardee's on Franklin Parkway and the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, came together on Saturday, May 18th, to recognize and thank our active military and our veterans during National Military Appreciation Month. Chapter members spent their morning greeting veterans with breakfast, a smile, a “thank you” and a gift of appreciation … [Read more...]