December 5, 2020

James Stewart Chapter Welcomes New Members and Honors Veterans

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(Franklin) — The James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed four new members at their March meeting.

Pam Langley Wright, her daughter Hannah Wright, Tara Langley Neighbors and her daughter Nicole Neighbors have had their lineage verified by the National Society to Samuel Gladney, a documented South Carolina patriot of the American Revolution.

They were inducted as members of the James Stewart Chapter on Saturday, March 14th with friends and family in attendance.

The James Stewart Chapter has partnered with the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commission to honor our Vietnam Veterans.

New member Pam Wright presented the program for the meeting, honoring a veteran very special to her and Tara, their father Durell Langley, a decorated Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Army.

Pam gave a moving tribute to him describing his accomplishments and medals, which includes the Purple Heart. She then accepted a Certificate of Appreciation for his service, a Veteran’s Cap, and a 50th Anniversary Medal from the James Stewart Chapter on behalf of her father, who was unable to attend the ceremony. She will present the certificate to her father after the meeting.

The James Stewart Chapter also wished to honor Durell’s son, veteran Brandon Langley with a Recognition of Service Certificate for his 20 years of service in the United States Army, which included three years in Iraq.

Brandon’s son Dylan Langley proudly accepted the award for his father, who was also unable to attend the ceremony.

Carla Brown, Sharon Frost, and Pam Wright presented Certificates of Appreciation for Service to Vietnam Veterans Larry Denney, Charlie Frost, and Joel Rogers and thanked them for their service to our country. All served in the United States Army.

Veteran Nancy Hill was recognized for her service in the United States Navy and veteran David Neighbors was recognized for his service in the United States Army.

Members of the chapter and guests enjoyed refreshments and fellowship following the meeting as chapter members warmly thanked these veterans for their service and made sure they knew their service was deeply appreciated.

The James Stewart Chapter is pleased to have been able to show our appreciation to the veterans and looks forward to being able to show our appreciation to more veterans in the coming months.

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