The Olathe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its 90th Anniversary and honored Veterans with a potluck luncheon on Nov. 5.
The chapter was organized on Nov. 11, 1921, Armistice Day.
State Regent Mary Frisch, Kansas Northeast District President Carol Cochran and State Treasurer and member Marilyn Rockel were honored guests along with Chapter members’ Veterans.
Each Veteran was introduced and told of their military experience.  Frisch and Cochran gave brief remarks to the members. Rockel presented Frisch a $100 chapter check for her State Regent’s Scholarship Project.
Guest Speaker William Harms shared information on the “Greatest Battle – The Battle of Cowpens,” which was a decisive first step by American forces in reclaiming South Carolina from the British and ultimately turning the tide of the Revolutionary War.  The victory at the Battle of Cowpens convinced many doubtful Americans that the war could actually be won.
Member Janet Ahlstrom, dressed in a 1920s nurse’s uniform, shared information on the chapter’s founding members and past regents.  Chaplain Mary Ann Burns, lit memorial candles in remembrance to past members and Veterans.
Member Carolyn Romondo, dressed in 1920s afternoon tea attire, recited an essay on “The Trouble with American Women.”
Kimberly Patrick, Vice Regent, presented Janis Miller a $90 chapter check for the newly organized Olathe Lone Elm Campground Children of the American Revolution (CAR) Chapter.
For more information on the Olathe Chaper DAR, contact Honorary Chapter Regent Marilyn Rockel, at (913) 856-7856 or email her at [email protected]