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Musgrove explains flag folding at Alexander McNair Chapter meet

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met for their monthly meeting on June 11 at Grant's Restaurant.

Bonnie Yetter, vice regent, welcomed everyone and led the group in the recitation of the DAR ritual. She also led in the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, Pledge to the State of Missouri and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. Chaplain pro-tem Hope Morris presented a devotion and prayer.

Donna Martin, United States flag chairman, introduced Dan Musgrove, speaker.

Musgrove served with the United States Air Force for four years and has been a member of the American Legion for 22 years. Bob Painter and Nick Sczenski, members of the American Legion, helped with the program on the flag folding ceremony. The men stated that it is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies.

Musgrove explained that the flag has 12 folds and each has a special meaning. He talked about the folds, and Painter and Sczenski demonstrated the proper folding. Musgrove explained what each fold represented.

The men distributed copies of the flag code and answered questions. The men said flags that are no longer fit to be flown can be placed in the mailbox at the American Legion Hall in Monett for proper disposal.

Yetter led the business meeting, and Joyce Cusick presented the National Defense Report, which was an article by Gina DiNicolo on the invasion of Iraq and the Lioness program. The program was developed to bring United States female military into the area who could engage with the local women. Women have continued to serve in the role in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Those attending the meeting were: Mary Cowherd, Joyce Cusick, Dorothea Cox, Jane Head, Kim Howerton, Carol Jereczek, Donna Martin, Betty Meier, Hope Morris, Judith Watson, Bonnie Yetter and guests Virginia Schmidt, Don Musgrove, Bob Painter and Nick Sczenski.

The next meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Monett. Those interested in membership in the DAR are invited to attend.

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