On November 4, I returned to Beaumont, Texas, the town where I’d lived for most of Elementary and Junior High School, for a trip down memory lane. The Colonel George Moffett Chapter, Kate Spencer Jabbia, Regent, had planned a very special day for me, which began with a good visit with Dr. Jan Garrison, District V Director, on our way to Beaumont, located 90 miles east of Houston on the Neches River near the Louisiana border.
My father was a home builder and we moved there from Houston when I was in second grade to take advantage of the demand for new houses when the many oil refineries were being built in the Golden Triangle area. My brother, sister and I enjoyed riding our bikes to...Read More
The DAR Project Patriot Committee is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s servicemembers and their families. At the national level, DAR support is focused on two groups: women serving in the military and wounded military personnel. In addition, we provide support to deploying and returning servicemembers and their families.
Individual members and chapters are encouraged to support the men and women serving in uniform in any way appropriate. Activities could range from sending care packages to relatives of chapter members or supporting...Read More
While walking past a shelf in the DAR Library I spotted the spine of a book that looked interesting. It was vibrant and had not only fascinating font, but a fascinating title, Patriot Pirates. I pulled the book for further inspection. Patriot Pirates, by Robert H. Patton, grandson of WWII General George Patton, covers the role of privateers in the Revolutionary War. Privateers were merchant mariners who privately armed and outfitted their boats to take on the Royal British Navy by fighting on the open sea. This effectively disrupted the British supply line, helping win the war, and these brave men captured more British prisoners throughout the war than the American Military did. These...Read More