Rochelle DAR presents first Youth Citizenship Awards

The following Rochelle Chapter members and award recipients are pictured as follows: (back row, left to right): Chapter Historian Holly Campion, Chapter Vice Regent Debby Katzman, Logan Crawford, Garrett Stecker, Arabelle Nambo, Taryn Pasek, Veda May and Hailey Newlun; and (front row, left to right): Tori Pollock, Caroline Montgomery, Jasmyn Mascote, Makaylynn Colby, Maya Esparza, Emmer Heller, Christian Mascote, State National Defense Chairman and Chapter Regent Laurie Perry, and Chapter Corresponding Secretary Bea Chaplin. Not pictured are: Jack Kettleson, Lex Kopec, Vivian Novak, Andrew Nuyen and Jaelyn Sanderson.

ROCHELLE — DAR Youth Citizenship Awards are an element of DAR’s National Defense Committee and are intended to recognize and honor youths in grades 5-12 that exemplify the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

Participating members of Builders Club, Creston Grade School, were presented with a Certificate of Award and DAR Youth Citizenship Medal for their patriotic service in respectfully retiring more than 300 Flags of the United States of America on May 11.

While the Rochelle Chapter has been active in the community since 1900, these awards represent the chapter’s first efforts within the National Defense Committee, which strives to preserve our American heritage of freedom, to protect the Constitution and to ensure our national sovereignty by advocating for actions that keep America strong; including our military forces and unwavering faithfulness to the ideals of the Founding Fathers as expressed in the Constitution.

The following were award recipients: Logan Crawford, Garrett Stecker, Arabelle Nambo, Taryn Pasek, Veda May, Hailey Newlun, Tori Pollock, Caroline Montgomery, Jasmyn Mascote, Makaylynn Colby, Maya Esparza, Emmer Heller, Christian Mascote, Jack Kettleson, Lex Kopec, Vivian Novak, Andrew Nuyen and Jaelyn Sanderson.

Regional schools and service organizations wishing to bring Rochelle Chapter’s attention to deserving youth in grades 5-12 exemplifying the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism, OR adult groups or should contact the chapter. Likewise, the National Defense Medals Program includes the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal for individuals aged 18 or older, or groups, who exemplify the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. Nominees may include military veterans, service members and first responders, or other citizens who have contributed to the defense, security, or freedom of the community, state or nation in an exceptional manner. Nominations or questions may be submitted to the State Chairman and Rochelle Chapter Regent Laurie Perry at [email protected], or cell: 573-774-9483.

 

 

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