Are you a descendant of a Revolutionary War patriot? Do you want to participate more fully in your community?
The Brigadier General James Brickett – Old Newbury Chapter of the DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization. We invite you to join us by serving in our community through promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education.
We met this month at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill to create holiday gift bags for 58 veterans. Thank you to all the chapter members who donated items. The gift bags included toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, candy, snacks, books, puzzles, and other small gift items,. Each veterans also received a gift card to Market Basket. In the past,
Chapter members met on Saturday, October 9 at the Pentucket Cemetery in Haverhill to clean the gravestones and cemetery. Members cleaned the gravestones of Brigadier General James Brickett and his family, and also planted daffodils around the plot. Many other veteran markers in the cemetery were cleaned, and we even raked a bag or two of the early leaves. Thanks
Chapter members met at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport on September 12 to honor Mary Plumer Barton with a DAR marker and flowers. A DAR member since 1928, Mary was an avid conservationist, living the DAR’s missions of Historic Preservation and Patriotism. Her generous contributions to our Chapter will forever be remembered.