Women’s group gives thanks to area veterans _lowres

Photo provided by Beth Dawson -- The Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution visited residents of the War Veterans Home in Jackson on Nov. 11. Entertaining the veterans at the home was singer Smokey Smooth, left, with DAR’s Lauren Pourciau, center, and Anne Klein. The women presented Smooth with a dozen cookies.

On Veterans Day, the Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson.

After the meeting, members distributed 140 certificates of appreciation to the veterans living at the home, thanking them for their sacrifice and service.

The group also gave the veterans a dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies each, handwritten poems and bags of chocolate candy kisses.

On Nov. 7, five members of the chapter traveled to Vidalia to attend the Louisiana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s fall board retreat: Lauren Pourciau, regent; Nancy Bickham, state librarian; Anne Klein, state membership chairwoman; Samantha Perritt, chapter outstanding junior member; and Beth Dawson, service to veterans chairwoman.

Pourciau also is state chairwoman for junior members.

DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, history and a better education for children.