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We Show Our Patriotism

Annette Adeleman as Mary Ball Washington

Abigail Adams (Jane Osborn) and Betsy Ross
(Carlene Gribble) display the Continental Flag
designed by Betsy Ross.
Constitution Week: Founding Mothers

In honor of Constitution Week, members of the Fort Graham Chapter donned Revolutionary War era costumes and regaled local students with tales from the Founding Mothers, the wives and mothers of America's patriots. This troupe performed for Whitney elementary, Intermediate, and high schools as well as the classes in Hillsboro elementary and junior high schools. The troupe continues to receive requests for performances and several more are scheduled.

Dolley Madison (Susan Eubank) tells about saving White House treasures during the War of 1812 while Betsy Ross (Carlene Gribble) works on her flag.

Ann Oppenheimer as Lousia Adams,
wife of President John Quincy Adams
A Special Chapter Program
Recently the Fort Graham chapter was honored to host a presentation by Ann Oppenheimer, State Organizing Secretary. Mrs. Oppenheimer appeared as Louisa Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams and spoke about Stephen Decatur, Son of the American Revolution, a famous American naval officer.

Celebrating George Washington's Birthday

Members of the chapter joined celebrations for George Washington's birthday. One of these was a luncheon hosted by Mary Isham Keith Chapter in Fort Worth, Texas. Pictured below L to R are Recording Secretary General Lynn Forney Young, Honorary Regent Fort Graham Chapter Gail King, and Past Recording Secretary General Joyce "Joy" Harrell Cardinal.

We traveled to Temple, where we were honored to meet George Washington himself (aka Mark Collins of Yorktown, Texas, who portrayed George Washington in The History Channel's miniseries The Revolution). The Betty Martin Chapter hosted the luncheon.

Cards for Vets
Service to Veterans: Honoring Those Who Have Served 

Fort Graham Chapter participates in many projects through the Veterans Hospitals. Volunteer activities include helping set in their spring garden, wrapping their Christmas gifts, delivering Christmas cards to them that are handmade by our elementary school children, and knitting and crocheting or quilting lap blankets, bed jackets, and wheelchair caddies.

Gwyn Holden chairs the Service to Veterans Committee for the Fort Graham Chapter.

Project Patriot: Support for our Troops

Periodic large mailings are sent to active troops, including personal grooming products, books, stamps, telephone cards, crocheted helmet liners, underwear and socks, and thank-you cards for their service. Monetary donations from the chapter also help support the state efforts to Project Patriot.

Gail King is the state vice-chairman of Project Patriot and chairs the Project Patriot Committee for the Fort Graham Chapter.
Rescue Flags: Giving Old Flags New Life

A new project of our Flag Committee is to rescue flags that have flown over Veteran's Hospitals, mend them, and make them available to businesses and residents in the area who can fly a 5' X 8' sized flag. Chapter member Carlene Gribble and her husband, Jerry, who is a veteran, have undertaken this project that is quickly catching on in the Whitney community.

Carlene Gribble and Mildred Jackson are on the Flag Committee for Fort Graham Chapter.