February’s Presidents' Day Honors History

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Christy Torok, Americanism chairman, with the February Presidents display
Christy Torok, Americanism chairman, with the February Presidents display

Presidents' Day in February is usually associated with George Washington born Feb. 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln born Feb. 12, 1809. However, there were two other United States Presidents who celebrated birthdays in February. President Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911, and President William Henry Harrison whose birth date was Feb. 9, 1773.  

At a recent meeting, the Nancy Ward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored these Presidents with a factual display and mini cherry pies for each member.

The DAR “Daughters” are members of the largest service organization in the world for women with
over a million members nationwide and overseas.  Honoring Veterans and their events and holidays; promoting education by participating in events in schools and providing Scholarships;  preserving history with books (lineage records and history) for libraries and educating the public; adding historical markers and caring for existing markers; welcoming new citizens with Naturalization ceremonies; and providing grants for community needs are only a few of the endeavors of the Society.

For inquiries regarding community service in the areas of education, historic preservation or patriotism, contact Nancywardchapter@gmail.com



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