Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of DAR Presented Speaker James Harvey in May

   “The Mountain Rendezvous DAR Chapter was honored to have James H. Harvey, Tuskegee Airman, 332nd Fighter Group, WWII and Korean War veteran, come to speak to our group today. What a story! They were the best because they were held to a higher standard. They were treated poorly until finally being recognized by the U.S. government in 1995 and were collectively awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. James Harvey is almost 96 years old. I am glad I heard his story in person. It made it so much more real than reading about it. He was an excellent speaker and quite funny at times, “ said Nancy Noble DeGuire, member of the Chapter.
   What most people don’t realize is that, though the organization is based on lineage, the Daughters of the American Revolution take their responsibility to recognize and honor those who have served our nation from the beginning very seriously.
   The group also contributes so much to their community in the form of volunteerism. They try to keep the spirit of patriotism alive and they do a good job of it. Keeping up the maintenance at burial grounds, standing by new citizens at their signing in, promoting literacy, educating people about how to be good citizens and how to honor the flag and our constitution are some of the things they do. Our chapter also brings food to the Pine Ridge Reservation annually. They remove fishing lines at Evergreen Lake and generally support community events.
   The National theme this year is, “Moving Forward in Service to America,” the Colorado State theme is “Moving Forward with Open Hearts and Minds.” The Chapter Theme is “Bringing Commitment for Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism into Our Communities.”

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