Saturday, July 05, 2014

Society Saturday - World War II Music and Betsy Ross

I wasn't able to attend much of the Illinois DAR State Conference this year, but was there for about 24 hours. 

The State Officers Club meets the evening before.  This is usually an entertaining evening.  The theme was Music from World War II.  The centerpieces resembled old time radio microphones.  

Our program consisted of 2 sisters, both members of DAR, who sang and played the piano.  They were in 1940's style army uniforms and sang songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy".

The next morning, there was a joint breakfast of Illinois Chapters of Women Descendants of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., Daughters of Colonial Wars and Daughters of Founders and Patriots.  Our special guest for breakfast was Betsy Ross who told about her life and how she came to make a flag for General Washington. She even taught all of us how to make five pointed stars with a single snip.

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