DAR reaches out to veterans in nursing homes

Members of the Sarah Maples Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution called on our veterans in nursing homes around the Cedar Creek Lake area to give them gifts for Christmas. We visit seven nursing homes in four cities: Malakoff, Mabank, Kemp and Kaufman. We had 39 veterans this year and six were women, one was a “Rosie The Riveter.” These men and women are so nice and pleasant to talk to. Many of their stories are so sad but they need to talk about these things. One of Arlene’s gifts was a shawl knitted by the women of the Presbyterian Church. All of the six women received a beautiful shawl. Other gifts were lotion, games, pj’s, house shoes, lip balm, socks, soap, and much much more. Pictured are, from left, Susan Cothran, Arlene Wright, and Suzanne Fife. (Courtesy photo)

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