Samuel Doak NSDAR observes Flag Day

Danelle Wood is sworn in as the newest member of the Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR by former chapter Chaplain Carol Long during the chapter’s Flag Day observance. Flag Day falls on June 14 each year, after a 1949 proclamation made by President Harry S Truman.

Flag Day was celebrated by 12 Samuel Doak Chapter members and 16 guests at the chapter’s picnic held at the Panther Springs United Methodist Church Pavilion on June 14.

Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, resulted in the proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. For years following Wilson’s proclamation, Flag Day was celebrated in many communities, but it was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. A flag folding program, describing the meaning of each fold, was led by Joyce Damon, Barbara Baker, and Danelle Wood.

Wood, Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR’s newest member, was sworn in by former Chaplain Carol Long. Danelle is a student at Walters State Community College, and is the daughter of Alan and chapter First Vice Regent Tracy Wood, and the granddaughter of Ray and chapter Regent Joyce Damon.

Terry Murphy Shipley is also a new member but was unable to attend. She is the daughter of chapter Chaplain Sarah Murphy and the late Larry Murphy.