Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM

on May 22, 2017

The speaker is Ray Cox, of the Piney Woods SAR Chapter. His presentation will discuss a day in the life of the Revolutionary War Soldier and how the fife/drum signals regulated the soldier’s day. He will include stories about daily life and playing of drum and fife calls in the Revolutionary War. An email to members will advise of menu choices. Be sure to let Lovell know the members and guests who will attend, and each attendees menu choice. Call Lovell Aldrich 281-491-1542 to make reservations and choose a menu item. The reservation and cancellation deadline is noon Friday, May 26th. Members not able to cancel by the deadline should pay Treasurer Bob Riley for their missed meal by the next meeting.

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017

on May 8, 2017

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, was borne out of the Civil War and desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in the defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.