Ribbon Ceremony Held Sunday At Chief John Ross Home

Commemorated 175th Anniversary Of Trail Of Tears

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A ribbon ceremony was held Sunday at the Chief John Ross home in Rossville to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears.
A ribbon ceremony was held Sunday at the Chief John Ross home in Rossville to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears.

The Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR and the Chief John Ross House Association had a ribbon ceremony Sunday to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears and to honor the memory of Chief John Ross at his house in Rossville. 

CJR Chapter Regent Teresa Webb Rimer and CJRHA President Larry Rose made short presentations. LuAnne DeWitt, TNDAR state chair for the American Indian Committee and former CJR regent and Sharleen Robinson, CJR 2nd vice regent and chapter chair for the American Indian Committee helped coordinate the event. 

Honored guests included Rossville Mayor Teddy Harris, Rossville Counsel Members, Jackie Adkins, CJRHA Secretary, Alan Painter, Jo Bandy Hill, regent of the Nancy Ward DAR Chapter and assistant registrar general for the Daughters of the American Indian Wars.  

Creighton Flowers, a Rossville florist, provided the ribbons.

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