By Fred Head, Special to HCT Now
Americans love their flag! Texans love their flag! The members of the Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution love their flag!
At their Feb. 20 George Washington Tea, held at the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, members and guests showed their love for Old Glory as they enjoyed a program concerning the American Flag by DAR member Marsha Head.
In her presentation, Head discussed the flag and explained the meaning of the folding of the American Flag at military funerals. She was assisted with a folding demonstration by two local veterans, each with many years of military service, Billy Burford, career Air Force retired and Perry Holcomb, career Navy retired, as they slowly proceeded through the 13 separate folds while Head explained each of these folds to the large crowd in attendance.
In closing her presentation, Head said, “In the future, you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why. Please share this with our children and all those you love as we strive to keep our country strong and free.”
Outstanding area students were honored for their essays and their good citizen behavior by DAR member Claire Grant as she presented certificates and monetary awards to each of the winners.