Local DAR chapters hold annual Georgia Day Celebration

Georgia State Regent O.B. McCorkle was the keynote speaker at the annual Georgia Day Luncheon at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Hosted by both the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society – Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) of Statesboro and the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of Swainsboro, 39 attendees enjoyed hearing the story again about the founding of Georgia on February 12, 1733 by General James Oglethorpe.

Following a brief, fun quiz on Georgia history, State Regent McCorkle spoke of two major, ongoing projects of the Georgia Society: Martha Berry College in Rome, which the DAR supports, and Meadow Garden in Augusta, home of George Walton, one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia. The Georgia DAR proudly owns and maintains Meadow Garden, which is open to the public for tours.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is open to all women who can trace their lineage to a supporter of the American Revolution. The DAR is not a club nor a sorority but rather a non-political, non-profit women’s service organization, dedicated to the service of the United States. Anyone interested in joining may call Regent Pat Long at 912-682-9702.

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