Local DAR members attend marker dedication
Special to The Herald
On May 12, the Old Choctaw County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Eupora held a ceremony dedicating the historic marker at Greensboro, the first county seat of Old Choctaw County.
The Sons of the American Revolution presented the Colors preceded in by the bagpipes played by Forest Clark. Greetings were given by MSSDAR State Regent Janet Looney Whittington.
Elizabeth Cummings, Historic Preservation Chairman of Old Choctaw County, gave a short history of Greensboro. The dedication was led by Old Choctaw County Chapter Regent Sheila R. Fondren. The dedication ended with the playing of “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes.
This was followed by a reception.
One of the goals of the National DAR is historic preservation such as placing markers on places and events of the past. Some examples are marking the Natchez Trace, commemorating the sacrifices of the pioneer women who blazed trails across the West by marking 12 sites across the country with a series of “Madonna of the Trail” markers and contributing $500,000 toward the construction of the new World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC.