The Chattanooga Regents’ Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the John Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are hosting the Brainerd Mission Cemetery annual flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, June 13. This year’s guest speaker is Melissa Alley Woody.
Ms. Woody, for the past 18 years, has served as vice president for Tourism Development at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and other titles.
The Brainerd Mission Cemetery is in the Eastgate Mall area, across the parking lot from the shops. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn or folding chair. The ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m.
The Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution have honored the missionaries and early settlers, along with the indigenous people of the Tennessee Valley area. The one acre cemetery is all that remains of 25-acre mission established in 1817.
The five-area Tennessee DAR Chapters, Moccasin Bend, Chickamauga, Chief John Ross, Nancy Ward, and Judge David Campbell Chapters and the John Sevier Sons of the American jointly take pride and care of the Brainerd Missions Cemetery for over 40 years.