BY MELANIE WADE –
The James K. Polk Chapter of Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted the district meeting for the Caddo District Daughters at the Ouachita Center on Wednesday, June 14.
Eleven chapters from the district attended the all-day meeting. The local chapter was chartered in 2009 and this is the first time they have hosted the district meeting in some time. The James K. Polk Chapter was named after the 11th President of the United States, Janes K. Polk, who served from 1844-1848. A chapter of DAR with the same name existed in Mena from 1939-1974. Daughter of the Regent of the original chapter, Sarah Mosley Fricks, attending the district meeting along with dozens of others. Fricks also serves in the Texarkana chapter of DAR.
Arkansas Daughters are committed to serve their communities through activities following the National Society objectives promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. The Caddo District meeting attendees were honored with the presence of Jerrie J. Townsend, State Regent of the Arkansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. When asked why she has dedicated much her life to DAR, Townsend said simply, “For a love of country.”
Kathy Haglar, Vice Regent for the James K. Polk Chapter, said they were very honored to have hosted the meeting and look forward to serving their community and country through keeping history alive and at the forefront of minds.