Members marched in the Independence Day Parade, donations were made to Food for Forces, headstones of veterans are being properly cleaned at local cemeteries, and new citizens were welcomed.
Fun at the 124th MSSDAR State Conference!
The Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR, was well represented at the 124th MSSDAR State Conference!
Sappington House Visit
Chapter members toured the historic Thomas Sappington House Museum in Crestwood. Thomas was the son of John Sappington, an American Revolutionary War veteran who served as General Washington’s bodyguard at Valley Forge. This home was built in 1808 and serves as a rare example of Federalist architecture in Missouri.
Veterans Day Breakfast
In honor of Veterans Day, 100 breakfasts were served by chapter members to veterans and first responders at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2866 St. Charles. The chapter also presented the VFW post with two flag display certificates. These certificates are awarded to homes and businesses that properly display the flag.
American Indian Heritage Month
Mayor Dan Borgmeyer presented a proclamation recognizing November as National American Indian Heritage Month in the City of St. Charles. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native peoples.
A Trip to Historic Sainte Genevieve
Members of the chapter took a day trip to Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, where they met with DAR sisters from the Sainte Genevieve Settlement Chapter, NSDAR. They took a tour of the city, visited the French Colonial America Museum, and enjoyed lunch together. Prospective members and members of the Cahokia Chapter, NSDAR, and the Cornelia Greene Chapter, NSDAR, attended.
American Revolutionary War in the West Exhibit Opens at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum
Members of the Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR, attended the opening of “The American Revolutionary War in the West,” a new exhibit at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum that features artifacts on display for the first time! The exhibit focuses on the Mississippi River Valley region during the American Revolutionary War, an area that has largely been ignored.
Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR, and the City of St. Peters Work to Restore Historic Cemetery
The Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR, Historic Preservation Committee has been working with the City of St. Peters to clean up and restore the historic Peter Ehrhart Cemetery for over two years. The Historic Preservation Committee continues to maintain the cemetery and locate additional burials.
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