West Feliciana High School’s Navy Junior ROTC members Bryce Thompson, Adam Broussard and Alison Page performed a candlelight ceremony Nov. 12 under the direction of retired Lt. Cmdr. David McMillan honoring soldiers missing in action and prisoners of war.

The ceremony was at Grace Episcopal Church’s Jackson Hall in St. Francisville during a meeting for the Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“It was a moving ceremony,” Anne Klein, DAR member, said.

DAR Regent Lauren Pourciau asked fellow members to report on Veterans Day programs at cemeteries in Clinton, New Roads, Norwood, Redwood, Slaughter and St. Francisville.

According to Klein, more than 100 veterans attended the New Roads program.

A recent genealogy workshop presented by DAR at the West Feliciana Parish Library included members working on applications and obtaining documentation for proof of lineage for those wishing to join the DAR chapter.

Klein said DAR members across the nation have logged more than 1,250,000 hours in volunteer work promoting historical preservation, education and patriotism for the “Celebrate America” campaign.

Lunch was prepared by Nancy Bickham, Carolyn Douglas and Pourciau. Tables were decorated in a patriotic theme.

DAR’s next meeting is 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Port Hudson National Cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Road, in the pavilion.

Wreaths Across America follows the DAR meeting at 11 a.m.