2nd Annual American Heritage Dinner

Feb 22nd the Lincoln Chapter hosted their 2nd annual Founder’s Dinner at the Havlock Social  Hall.  Guests were invited from a wide array of patriotic organizations, many of which were represented.  President James Hoke was emcee for the evening and presented certificates and awards to guests and SAR members.  Lincoln resident, Mary Bede entertained and educated with her impressive portrayal of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.  Several organizations had displays and there was a very nice display of Civil War era memorabilia and authentic guns.

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Table set in remberence of POW/MIA's

Table set in remembrance of POW/MIA’s

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NE Sec. of State, John Gale and wife, joined us.

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Member Merle Rudebusch gave a talk about the history of the US Flag

Member Merle Rudebusch gave a talk about the history of the US Flag

Mary Bede as Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

Mary Bede as Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton

Present Hoke and Clara Barton

Present Hoke and Clara Barton

Member Robert Chandler accepts an Meritorious Service Award from President Hoke

Member Robert Chandler accepts an Meritorious Service Award from President Hoke

President Hoke thanks Miss Chandler

President Hoke thanks Miss Chandler

Robert Chandler’s granddaughter, CAR member, led us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Greg Holloway spoke about legal issues in the State Legislature, and getting the Pledge of Allegiance into all public schools.

Greg Holloway spoke about veteran’s issues in the State Legislature, and getting the Pledge of Allegiance into all public schools.

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