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Copiah Chapter DAR honors veterans


SHARI CARTY, left, Women’s Issues Chairman of Copiah Chapter DAR, announced National Diabetes Awareness Month and National AIDS Awareness Month in November at the chapter’s Nov. 2 meeting at J. T. Biggs, Jr. Memorial Library. She is pictured with Kash Greer, second from left, a guest at the meeting, Kash’s grandmother Angie Greer, third from left, Copiah Chapter member, and Suzann Starkey, right, a new member of Copiah Chapter.

VETERAN MICHAEL YAKSTIS was recognized and thanked for his military service at the Nov. 2 meeting of Copiah Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. He looked on as his wife Johnnie Lou Yakstis, center, presented a tray inscribed “The Saturday Evening Post” scene “Gone Fishing” to Regent Tricia Nelson, right, in appreciation for her service to the chapter. The fishing scene is dated July 19, 1930. “The Saturday Evening Post” was founded in 1728 by Benjamin Franklin. It is one of the oldest publications still in existence. By 1960 the publication boasted over six million subscribers. The magazine fostered “America’s Golden Age of Illustration.”

Copiah Chapter DAR Regent Tricia Nelson said veterans markers will be installed in their honor in November in the park-like area at the corner of Highway 51 and West Georgetown Street. The cross marker will include the name of the veteran, branch of service and an American flag. Wreaths Across America program in memory of veterans in December is being co-sponsored in Copiah County by Copiah County Master Gardeners and Copiah Chapter DAR. The dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in Crystal Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs. Copiah County Master Gardeners is sponsoring wreaths placed in Crystal Springs Cemetery. Copiah Chapter will be responsible for wreaths placed in area cemeteries. The fresh balsam wreaths are tied with red velvet ribbon. The Regent presented a program from the DAR National Defender magazine on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va., dated Nov. 11, 1920.  

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