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Lisenby speaks to Wiregrass members


The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society – Sons of the American Revolution held its latest meeting two weeks ago on August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at New China Restaurant. Seventeen people attended, including six guests. Vice President Steve Burke presided.

The highlight of the meeting was a presentation by Mike Lisenby, who spoke in anticipation of Constitutional Law Day on September 17, the date of the signing of the United States Constitution.

The Swainsboro resident provided a description of the Founding Fathers’ conscious efforts to protect the people’s God-given rights of liberty and freedom by their inclusion of specific and express safeguards in the Constitution and in the Bill of Rights, the First Ten Amendments of the Constitution. In providing his remarks, Lisenby emphasized the reasons for honoring and cherishing the Founding Fathers and their wisdom in framing the Founding Documents.

Wiregrass Registrar Dess Smith III introduced him.

Following Lisenby’s presentation, Vice President Burke then called on Chaplain Emory Fennell to say a prayer and lead the assembled in the SAR Recessional.

Fennell also led the pledge to the U.S. flag and the SAR Pledge early on in the meeting. He also delivered the opening prayer, and Vice President Burke invited meeting attendees to select their meals from the buffet.

To become a member of the Wiregrass Chapter, contact Registrar Dess Smith at 478-299-1039 or e-mail him at saussure@bellsouth.net.

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