By Nancy Covert
What’s the proper way to display the U.S. Flag? How many national holidays are there?
The answers to those questions and lots more can be found in the colorful, patriotic display now on view at Lakewood Public Library. The display is courtesy of the Mary Ball Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)
Flag chairman Margaret “Peggy” Walther assembled the display in time for Flag Day, June 14. She’ll follow that up with the Fourth of July. Details about the 170th anniversary of the first American Fourth of July celebrated in this area, takes place on July 5, she added.
The D.A.R.’s mission, Mrs. Walther explained, is “history preservation, education and patriotism. The local chapter has 193 members. For more information about the D.A.R. visit www.DAR.org
To commemorate the 170th anniversary of Capt. Charles Wilkes’ celebration of the First American Fourth of July in this area (he boldly hosted the celebration in 1841 at Ft. Nisqually, a British outpost at that time) the DAR is hosting a re-dedication of the Capt. Wilkes monument at North Ft. Lewis on Tuesday, July 5. The Wilkes monument was placed there in 1906.
The event is open to the public, she says, stressing that those who plan to attend must complete necessary paperwork by June 20 to gain access to Ft. Lewis. Phone her at 253-588-5334 for additional details.