Mecklenburg SAR chapter member John Allen, below in photo, delivered his presentation on his Vietnam War experiences during the Alexandriana and Mecklenburg chapter’s DAR meeting at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
“Compatriot Allen has been speaking regularly at area DAR meetings about his Vietnam War tour and it has become quite popular,” said Mecklenburg SAR chapter vice president Ken Luckey. “John has a very interesting story about his service and he ties it in to his eight Revolutionary War ancestors and their service.”
The Mecklenburg chapter members were also on hand to answer questions about joining the SAR and researching potential member’s ancestry. In the photo below, left to right, Mecklenburg chapter members Jim Tatum, Ken Luckey, John Allen and Jay Joyce are on hand to answer questions during the genealogy workshop.
“These genealogy workshops are important to our chapter because we are able to reach out to community members that otherwise would not have contact with the Sons of the American Revolution,” added Luckey. “Working together with the DAR gives us more opportunities to meet more potential members and work in conjunction with our DAR sisters.”
If you live in the Mecklenburg area, and would like to join the SAR, please visit our chapter page for more information.