Regent Joyce Damon of the Samuel Doak Chapter of the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution was the guest speaker at the recenty Long Island Chapter NSDAR meeting in Kingsport.
Damon was also the speaker at the recent Samuel Doak Chapter Business Meeting at Tennessee Jack’s Restaurant in Morristown. Damon brought an assortment of the heart-shaped pillows that she had sewn in material that represented each branch of the service, and spoke about presenting these pillows to World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm veterans.
Damon is the Outstanding Tennessee State Daughter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for honoring Vietnam Veterans by volunteering a total of 117¾ hours for the 2016-2017 year. She has sewn and given to veterans 133 heart-shaped pillows in materials representing the different branches of service which took 99¾ hours to make at a cost of $532 which equals $4 per pillow. In addition, she has arranged events like the Vietnam Wall, designed flyers, and included Children of the American Revolution Members in honoring the Vietnam Veterans in Hamblen and Jefferson counties.
Damon was honored at the 50th Anniversary Commemorating the Vietnam War when the Department of Defense honored one National Society Daughter of the American Revolution Member from each state with a Certificate of Award. The award can only be received one time during a lifetime. The ceremony was at the National Officers Club (NOC) Assembly Room, on the 2nd Floor of Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2018.