PRINCETON — Members of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR met on May 2 at the Prouty Building. The program was presented by member Patricia Polson, who demonstrated how to make tissue paper May baskets and decorated the room with a dozen colorful May baskets. Members reminisced about their school days’ hanging of May baskets filled with flowers or candy.
Children of the American Revolution Chairman Judy Schwiderski reported selling War Dog pins and raising funds for the War Dogs project. Dogs will be trained and be paired with veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic-brain Injury to assist with their recovery and re-entry into society.
Vietnam War Commemoration Chairman Beverly Larson displayed the Commemoration flag, Department of Defense certificate, Proclamation from President Obama, and a form for collecting and honoring names of those who served during the Vietnam War era.
Nancy Gillfillan, Lincoln Funeral Coalition Chairman, reported distributing brochures in the past month and encouraging DAR chapters to join the LFC. The Princeton-Illinois Chapter is the first DAR chapter in Illinois to become an LFC partner, recognizing the 150th commemoration of Lincoln’s assassination and arrival of the replica train in Springfield May 1-3, 2015. Members attending the DAR State Conference in Bloomington April 25-27 gave reports on the many activities, workshops and awards won by the chapter.
The chapter will again participate in Memorial Day wreath-laying at local cemeteries and at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton on May 26.