August 24, 2012
Audubon DAR supports flag event
Members of the John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the Passing of the Flag event sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge on July 7. Handmade American flag pins and small American flags were distributed, and donations were received for wounded veterans.
Special guest was Bill Sherer, of Milwaukee, who founded the Nation of Patriots in 2009 to raise awareness of veterans who may need physical or financial support. Sherer told the crowd that after his first nationwide trip in 2009, he began carrying an American flag with him to promote what has come to be known as the Patriot Tour. Harley riders carry the flag from state to state on a trip that starts out in Milwaukee on Memorial Day and makes it way through 48 states to finally arrive back in Milwaukee on Labor Day. This is the third year for the tour.
Paul Aubert, commander of the Nation of Patriots for Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, directed the ceremony held before the flag was passed on to the riders. The ceremony included an honor guard, the national anthem, the playing of taps and speeches from military figures. Guest speaker was retired Maj. Gen. Ron Richard, president and CEO of the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
John James Audubon chapter member Lee Porche made arrangements for the chapter’s participation in the event.
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‘Summer Musical’ group’s lunch theme
The Baton Rouge Christian Women’s Connection held a “Summer Musical” luncheon July 10 at Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center.
Local talent performing included Jonathan Simeral, Meghan Simeral, Carla Hebert, Michele Holland, Mackenzie Hollis and Addison Hollis. Inspirational speaker was author and journalist Marlaine Peachey.
Symil LeDoux, executive director of the American Cancer Society, will be the featured speaker for the “Pink — Out” luncheon at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Oak Lodge. Darlene Washington, of Lafayette, a 16-year Navy veteran, will be inspirational speaker. Cost is $22. For information and reservations, call (225) 362-3588 or email email@example.com.
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