Photo by Zim Zim’s Note: The inspiration for this post came from my trip the grocery store this past weekend. At the entrance to the store sat a WWII veteran and his wife, both dressed completely in red, white & blue. They were selling crepe-paper poppies for donations on behalf of the local American Legion. After donating and receiving a poppy, we chatted with them for a moment and I wondered what the meaning was behind the poppy. After a little research, here is the poppy story. “In…
Daughters of the American Revolution honor ALA at George Washington’s tomb, Mt. Vernon. Dr. Kate Waller Barrett leads pilgrimage of two great women patriotic societies to national shrine. In photograph, L to R, 1. Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, D.A.R.; 2. Mrs. George Minor, retiring president-general; 3. Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, national president, ALA and state agent, D.A.R., Virginia; 4. Mrs. Lowell F. Hobart, past national president, American Legion Auxiliary and state regent, D.A.R., Ohio.
Identical twins carry the colors of Broad Ripple Unit No. 312, Indianapolis, Indiana. They are Helen and Helena Armantrout, daughters of Mrs. Lena Armantrout, also a member of the Unit. The only way to tell them apart says Mrs. Wilbert Smith, Unit President, is to call “Helen” and when she answers you know the other one is Helena, or vice versa. Helen and Helena were charter members of the Broad Ripple Juniors and held offices in the Junior group before advancing to senior membership.