Preston Trail NSDAR Hosting Constitution Week Events

Members of the Preston Trail National Society Daughters of the American Revolution reached out to city councils in Grayson County, encouraging them to officially proclaim September 17-23 as Constitution Week in their city and encourage their citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution in 1787 by protecting the freedoms guaranteed us through this guardian of our liberties. Preston Trail NSDAR Regent McComack, and prospective Linda Miller, were proud to accept the Proclamation for Constitution Week, presented by Deputy Mayor, Ms. Pamela Howeth (a previous Texas DAR Teacher of the Year Award recipient) on behalf of the City of Sherman.   1st Vice Regent Bauman received a similar Proclamation from Pottsboro Mayor Mr. Frank Budra, at the Pottsboro City Council Meeting on September 10th.  Regent McComack will accept the Proclamation from the City of Denison on September 17th.

More than six members of the Preston Trail NSDAR chapter are participating in a program to read a book about the Constitution to Sherman ISD grade school children during Constitution Week, September 17 – 23.

‎Preston Trail NSDAR Regent McComack and Linda Miller put up two displays in the Denison Library to engage the public in Constitution Week.  The Pottsboro Public Library and multiple grade school libraries in Sherman ISD will be decorated by other members as well.

Preston Trail Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution cordially invites you to attend and to participate in its Constitution Day ceremony and public reading of the U.S. Constitution, Monday, September 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Grayson County Courthouse, 100 West Houston Street, Sherman, TX in the West Courtroom, located on the second floor.  The ceremony will honor the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. The ceremony will include participation by Preston Trail DAR Commemorative Events Committee Chair and 2nd Vice Regent Catherine Giles, Regent Vicki McComack, Vice Regent Natalie Bauman, Chaplain Gay Hilbert, Treasurer Lisa Lettie, members Michelle Alverson, Sherry Collins, Raye Nilius and Terisa Wilson, prospective Linda Miller and Regent Linda Moore of Rebecca Crockett NSDAR (Gainesville, Texas), Edmund Terrell SAR Chapter members, U.S. military veterans, VFW and Women’s Auxiliary, newly naturalized U.S. citizens, Women’s Crisis Center, Habitat for Humanity, Austin College and Grayson College.

The event will include diverse members of the public with a Color Guard, music, songs, poetry, and public reading of the U.S. Constitution.

At the conclusion there will be a bell-ringing event on the courthouse lawn at 3:00 to represent the Ringing of Bells Across America, a tradition new Americans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began 231 years ago in celebration of the U.S. Constitution. Bring a hand bell and join us!

Would you like to be part of our meetings and be able to listen to the interesting speakers we have each month?  You are welcome to come and see what the DAR is all about even if you are not a member.  Would you like to be involved in the good works that DAR participates in?  The chapter has people ready to research your ancestors to find your patriot for free.   Anyone interested in receiving help to prove their ancestry for qualification to become a Daughter of the American Revolution are welcome to contact our chapter at www.facebook.com/PrestonTrailNSDARPottsboroTX75076 on Facebook or www.DAR.org.

The speaker and topic for next month’s meeting will be Julie Avedikian teaching us “How to use the GRS (Genealogical Research System) & GRC (Genealogical Records Committee) for Genealogical Research.”  The Preston Trail NSDAR next meets Thursday, October 4th, and thereafter through May on the first Thursday of the month at 5pm for refreshments and social hour and at 6pm for programs and chapter business meetings, with the exception of December.  For the meeting location please contact the chapter at prestontrailnsdar@gmail.com.

 The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.  DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.  To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDARtwitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.

Constitution Week Declaration
Vicki McComack-Pamela Howeth-Linda Miller