Brainerd Mission Flag Cemetery Draws Crowd

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Carol Berz
Carol Berz
- photo by Teresa Rimer

Some 100 people attended the annual Brainerd Mission flag ceremony on Wednesday.  

The East Ridge High School ROTC and Sea Cadets were on hand to perform the exchange of flags.

Chattanooga District Six Councilwoman Carol Berz spoke on "History and Revitalization of Brainerd/Midtown."

Greetings were given by the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Susan Thomas and  the Tennessee Society Son of the American Revolution President Claude T. Hardison.

The Brainerd Cemetery was founded as a Christian mission to the Cherokee Indians in 1817 and was an active mission and school to area Indians and slaves of that time. It ended with the Cherokee removal in 1838.

The cemetery is currently owned by the five local chapters of the DAR: Chickamauga Chapter, Chief John Ross Chapter, Judge David Campbell Chapter, Moccasin Bend Chapter,  and Nancy Ward Chapter, and the local John Sevier SAR Chapter.

For information on joining the DAR please go to dar.org, or the SAR at sar.org.
At ceremony
At ceremony

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