Lynnhaven Parish Chapter celebrates
Daughters of the American Revolution's 125th
anniversary by planting pink dogwood tree,
in memory of former mayor Meyera Oberndorf,
at Kempsville Conservative Synagogue
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its
125 anniversary recently by performing acts of service throughout the world.
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Some local chapters cleaned cemeteries and historic signs, while others
volunteered their services on that day.
DAR's Lynnhaven Parish Chapter in Virginia Beach celebrated by planting a
pink dogwood tree provided by Sheila Brady, who also dug the hole and buried the
roots, in memory of former Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf. It was
planted at the Kempsville Conservative Synagogue, 952 Indian Lakes Boulevard in
Virginia Beach.
Chapter Regent Vicki Kendall said a few words about Meyera Oberndorf at
the Sunday, Oct. 11 event and Chaplain Jackie Murray lead the group in prayers.
Other members in attendance included District One Director and Lynnhaven
Parish Chapter Treasurer Nancy Miller, Historian Kristina Deluise, Nancy Bagley
and Peggy Bryan.
LOOKING BACK: In 1691, Lynnhaven Parish was carved out of Norfolk
County, Va., and called Princess Anne County, named for Queen Ann and then
Princess Anne. The first Settlers landed at Cape Henry April 26, 1607. Some of the
villages were, Kempsville, London Bridge, Newtown, Princess Anne
Courthouse, Pungo, Nimmo and the beach resort Virginia Beach. Princess Anne
County merged with the city of Virginia Beach on January 1, 1963.
Information and photos courtesy of Lynnhaven Parish Chapter Historian
Kristina Deluise. Among those attending the Daughters of the American
Revolution's Lynnhaven Parish Chapter's anniversary celebration, left to right:
Nancy Bagley, Peggy Bryan, Jackie Murray, Kristina Deluise, Vicki Kendall,
Nancy Miller and Sheila Brady.
Lynnhaven Parish Chapter DAR celebrates Battle of Kemps
Landing's 240th birthday;District 1 Director Nancy Miller
reminds the community that DAR is a lineage society
District 1 Virginia DAR Director Nancy Miller was one of the guest
speakers at the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Kemps Landing ceremony, held
recently 14 at the Emanuel Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Miller informed the large gathering of people that the Daughters of the
American Revolution is a lineage society, whose purpose is to perpetuate the
memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American
Independence.
Miller, along with Maury Weeks, president, Norfolk Chapter SAR; Kane
Cowan, Albemarle Chapter, North Carolina SAR; Al Cowan, Albemarle Chapter,
North Carolina SAR; Emily Holmes, regent, Great Bridge Chapter DAR; Dorothy
Sykes, Adam Thoroughgood Chapter DAR; Elaine Hutto, Chesapeake Chapter
DAR; Vicki Kendall, regent, Lynnhaven Parish Chapter DAR; and Wanda Russo,
regent, Fort Nelson Chapter DAR, honored the memories of five patriots.
James Carver is working on identifying these individuals, who gave their
lives in the first battle with the British in Virginia during the American Revolution
and the others that fought by their side, by laying wreaths.
Other Lynnhaven Parish Chapter members in attendance at the Saturday,
November 14 event were Shelia Brady, first vice regent; Peggy Bryan; Darlene
Nelson; Kristina Deluise, historian; and Sharon Nadlicki.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its