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2/24/07-Tyler

Daughters of the American Revolution Celebrate Centennial

For 100 years, a group of East Texas women have come together to show their patriotism for our state and country.   They call themselves Daughters of the American Revolution. The members all have ancestors who were involved in the Revolutionary War.

This afternoon, the Mary Tyler Chapter, which started in February of 1907 celebrated their centennial.  "There are so many contributions that we make to the Veteran's home, to the two D.A.R. schools, to Veteran affairs," said Mary Tyler Chapter Vice Regent of Daughters of American Revolution Anna Lee. "The D.A.R. is just very active, not only in the community, but the state and nation as well."  

The organization started with 12 members and has since grown to more than 200.

Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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