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The Arkansas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists recently held its 91st General Assembly in Searcy.

Attended by members and guests from across the state, the Assembly was also attended by the leaders of the Colonial Dames 17th Century, Jamestowne Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812, Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims and the National Society of New England Women.

Guest of Honor was Linda Overstreet Harvey, Ph.D., national vice president, Southern Section. Harvey traveled from Georgia and gave a presentation of the history of DAC to the assembly.

"DAC members are a friendly lineage society working to preserve our heritage and record our history for future generations while serving our communities through patriotic education, scholarships for American Indian students, marking historical sites, serving our veterans and more," a news release said.

"The object of DAC is patriotic, historical and educational; to make research as to the history and deeds of the American colonist and to record and publish the same; to commemorate deeds of colonial interest; to inculcate and foster love of America and its institutions by all its residents and to obey its laws and venerate its flag -- the emblem of its power and civic righteousness. DAC strives to educate others about colonial history in the United States," the release said.

"Lt. Samuel Cherry Chapter was recognized for its support of our veterans. The chapter has been serving Arkansas since its organization in 1932 and welcomes prospective members," it said.

Eligibility for membership in DAC is lineal descent from an ancestor who gave service prior to July 4, 1776. For information about the activities or membership in the chapter, call Lisa Winkleman at 214-636-3491.

Society on 03/17/2019

Print Headline: Lt. Samuel Cherry Chapter DAC attends assembly

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