The ladies of the Jauflione Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their 14th annual “Thank You Veterans” reception on November 3rd at the Residential Care Facility. Regent June Kice opened the reception, welcoming the 20 veterans who attended. There were also people there who were representing family members who were veterans as well. The ladies of the Jauflione Chapter served delicious cookies, coffee, and punch. On display were facts about the U.S. Constitution and other military memorabilia. The room was beautifully decorated in red, white, and blue.
Doctor Harlo Donelson gave a patriotic rendition of the war poem “In Flanders Fields” written during World War 1 by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. Lieutenant-Colonel McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scared fields. The poem is widely known in the United Stated, where it is associated with Memorial Day.
Connie Bratton donated a memorial lap quilt that she made. The lucky winner of the quilt was Mitch Jayne.
Regent Kice then asked each veteran to share a story or two about their service. The veterans shared their real-life stories; not the things we hear in the class room or read in the history books. The veterans all agreed that they would not forget how wonderful it makes them feel to be appreciated and to be able to talk about and share some of their experiences while serving their country.