Tom Hawks and Duane White, both of Creston and military veterans, were special guests of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, DAR, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Summit House in Creston. White introduced Hawks, who talked about their Sept. 16 Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Veterans from Union County teamed up with the Brushy Creek Honor Flight out of Fort Dodge. They left early in the morning and arrived home late at night. Honor Flight veterans visited the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean, Vietnam, World War II and Air Force memorials and the Iwo Jima monument, and went on a bus tour of Arlington National Cemetery.
Hawks, who is in charge of raising funds for this area, said that the flights provide camaraderie and a sense of closure for the veterans.
Following the program, Tessa Hull of Creston was installed as a new member. Vice Regent Jan Morgan presided over the business meeting. Following reports, roll call was answered by members sharing military memorabilia.
For the December meeting, members are to bring items that will be taken to the Veterans’ Hospital in Des Moines. Lynne Schlaht will inquire as to what items are needed and let members know. The gifts will be delivered in time for Christmas.
Morgan volunteered to take over yearbook responsibilities, Pam Marvin will be in charge of the chapter newsletter and Hull will work closely with Marjorie Kinkade to learn more about the job of chapter registrar so she can eventually take over this position.
The next meeting will be a Dutch Treat luncheon 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Windrow Restaurant in Creston. Jane Briley will give the program, “A Colonial Christmas.” Roll call will be a Christmas memory.