DAR Plans Memorial Service For World War II Women

Monday, May 20, 2013
The Women of World War II will be honored with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on June 24 at noon.  The Chief John Ross Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites all interested area residents to join them as they recognize the service of the women who served in the armed forces or supported the war effort through service in the Red Cross and war industries. 

The wreath ceremony will take place at the Women in World War II monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  Almost 20 years ago, Chief John Ross Historian Jessica Mines Dumitru, then a sixth-grader, initiated a project to collect the stories of women who had contributed to the Allied victory in World War II.  After interviewing scores of women, documenting their stories and creating both a documentary and a documented history, she brought the women together for a series of meetings.  Ms. Dumitru worked with then Congressman Zach Wamp and the Tennessee-Georgia Monument Company to have a monument erected and dedicated to these women’s patriotism and service.  For her efforts, Ms. Dumitru won the Freedom’s Foundation National Grand Prize. 

The Chief John Ross Chapter of the DAR continues to collect the stories of Women in World War II. To contribute a story to their collection, contact the chapter coordinator at jmdumitru@gmail.com




Save Water, Drink Wine Set For Feb. 7 At The Barn Nursery

The Student Environmental Alliance Kids 4 Clean Water is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Save Water, Drink Wine Fundraiser in the warm greenhouses of The Barn Nursery.  “The Websters are such gracious, fun hosts of this event,“ said Mary Beth Sutton, executive director, “We couldn’t do this without them. They are the best.” Wine and food stations are set up throughout the ... (click for more)

Second Annual Chattanooga Zine Fest - Call For Submissions Now Open

The Chattanooga Public Library and UTC’s Society of Ink and Paper will host the second annual Chattanooga Zine Fest, a festival of independently produced books and magazines, on May 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the Library’s downtown branch. The event is free and open to the public. The Chattanooga Zine Fest’s Call For Submissions is now open. Experienced and novice ... (click for more)

Investigators Found Trail Of Blood, Beer Bottles Near Site Of Slaying Of Riverman

An investigator said a trail of blood and beer bottles was near where the lifeless body of 46-year-old Donald Rogers was found in an aluminum fishing boat on April 24, 2012. Detective Robin Langford said when he arrived at the site by boat docks off Johnson Road the body was still in the boat. He said the victim's head and arms were over the side of the boat. Chance Loftis, ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Today we are going to play a “special request” for the Saturday funnies. Most people think the funnies come on Sunday but this is for everybody who ever spent the night with a classmate and then sat in front of a black-and-white TV 50 years ago for the cartoons. Believe it or not, it was the only time TV interested us back in the day. Please note – I didn’t write these jokes. This ... (click for more)