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The DAR insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter engages in a number of projects and programs that celebrate the three areas that the NSDAR stands for.....historic preservation, education and patriotism.

History

Outstanding Teacher of American History

Each year the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter recognizes a local teacher
of American history for excellence as an educator.

Indianaís Bicentennial-The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter Teams up with ARCH

The chapter and ARCH will host the DAR & ARCH Historic Trolley Tour in downtown Fort Wayne for the citizens of the city. There will be a special ceremony

on the banks of the Maumee River at the Harmar's Defeat Marker. Trolley

Trolley participants will have the opportunity to be a part of Indiana's 

history for the bicentennial by signing a document that will be placed in a

time capsule and stored at the History Center for Indiana's tri-centennial.

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Recording History


Members of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter have researched their 
patriots and have written historical accounts of their ancestors.  The
combined stories of the chapter members are captured in a published 
book called "Patriot Moments: Stories of Our Ancestors".

Education

DAR Schools

The Mary Penrose Wayne chapter supports the six DAR Schools dedicated to
special needs students or underserved areas of the United States.  Monetary      
donations and requested  items are sent to the schools from the chapter.

DAR Good Citizens Recognition

Each area high school is invited to nominate a student who demonstrates
leadership, dependability, service and patriotism.  The students are
recognized at a chapter ceremony, with the top student receiving a
monetary award.  The Mary Penrose Wayne award recipient represents
the chapter at the state level where he or she has an opportunity for
further recognition and the potential to earn an additional scholarship.

  B Book Hut-Book Sharing Library

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter celebrated the donation of 10 Book Huts throughout Allen county by holding Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies at each

location. The Chapter also supplied the Organizations with books. In Allen County, the Chapterís Book Hut Project was a county-wide project with four Book Huts

located near each of our county lines, and the remaining six were spread 

throughout the great Fort Wayne area. The Book Hut project accomplished providing a Book Hut to a town that does not have a library and a couple of neighborhoods 

in adding convenience to their residents. One assisted living facility was a recipient

as well as a number of schools and churches. Three locations requested books about role models of people of color. Another location requested books for children of military families in helping them understand military deployment and military families reuniting. We donated books that stayed true to our mission of preserving American history, patriotism, while educating. We are proud to carry out DARís mission to celebrate our American way of life.

Patriotism

Women in the Military

Members of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter pool their resources and  
provide care packages for women serving in the military.

Naturalization Ceremonies

Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter members attend Naturalization Ceremonies      

to welcome new US citizens and present them with an American flag and Flag Code booklet. 

USO

The Mary Penrose Wayne chapter works with the USO Center of Fort

Wayne to provide support to veterans' Honor Flights.  It is an honor to

serve these heroes!

Veteranís Day Parade

The MPW Chapter members marched In this yearís parade. It was awesome to see so many residents standing along the parade route, thanking and cheering our veterans, and proudly waving American flags.

Veteranís Day Ceremony

The Mary Penrose Wayne Regent, speaking at Veterans Day ceremony at the Coliseum to veterans and their families following the Veteran's Day parade.

 Volunteerís at the VA Hospital

The Daughters of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter volunteer to bring cheer to the veterans at the local VA Hospital by greeting them and giving them cards and 

treats on special holidays. 

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Commemoration 50th Anniversary Vietnam War

Members of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter hosted the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event was held at the National Veterans Memorial Shrine at the Vietnam Memorial. Distinguished guests attending the ceremony included NSDAR Treasurer General Martha Barnhart, Indiana State DAR Vice Regent Charlotte Blair, City Councilman Geoff Paddock who presented the Presidential Proclamation, Major Tibor Bierbaum, Vietnam War Veteran, two-time recipient of the Purple Heart, and Keynote Speaker, and the Indiana-Purdue University ROTC Color Guard posted the colors. Regent Karen Gerni welcomed the Vietnam War Veterans, their families and the families of those who lost loved ones during the war. A special tribute was paid to those from Allen County, Indiana who perished during the war, by Treasurer General Barnhart and Regent Gerni laying a wreath in remembrance of the 71 service members who died, and the names were read by Chapter Officers, Eleanor Doell, Cathy Simonds and Linda Stafford. Major Bierbaum saluted the veterans and presented the Vietnam War Veterans Lapel Pin to veterans in attendance, while assisted by Chapter Officesrs, Valerie Reynolds and Kim Zylla.



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