Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was represented at the General Henry Knox Museum, Saturday May 26, 2012, in Thomaston, Maine, by Mary Kay Felton, who gave the Gettysburg Address during the Museum’s opening ceremonies for “Boots on the Ground.” Maine State Senator, Chris Rector, gave the keynote address, “Community Matters.” The Museum organized the “Boots on the Ground” event to honor veterans, military personnel, and their families. Five Hundred local veterans were invited to the museum for free tours of Montpelier, home of Revolutionary War General and first U.S. Secretary of War, Henry Knox. The event was also open to the general public. Fish chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, strawberry shortcake, and lemonade were provided free to all in attendance. Music, family activities and face painting rounded out the day before closing ceremonies with a wreath laying. The DAR is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in this community event and appreciates the General Henry Knox Museum’s contribution to patriotism and historic preservation, two of the primary goals of today’s DAR.

Ms. Felton is a Member of Ohio’s Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR, an Associate Member of Maine’s Lady Knox Chapter DAR, a Correspondent Docent for National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a Docent for Montpelier at the General Henry Knox Museum.

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