Port Angeles-Sequim, Washington: The local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is announcing five areas of National categories to Port Angeles & Sequim community awards at the Annual George Washington Recognition Tea Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The categories support the three missions of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution: Education, Historic Preservation, and Patriotism.
Together with General George Washington in attendance and the Michael Trebert Daughters awardees will be recognized in the following areas:
1). Education: American History: Very Important Patriot: eight-year-old Ivan Cortani contributed to the community in an outstanding manner through participating in community activities, particularly two ceremonies, Sequim Veterans Day and Sequim Wreaths Across America. Ivan demonstrated learning about American History & the fundamental principles upon which our nation was founded; Ivan also respected the Pledge of Allegiance and the Flag of the United States of America, and lastly, eight-year-old Ivan showed courtesy and respect for others.
2). Patriotism: National Defense: Meagan McCann is the 2020 recipient of the Bronze ROTC Medal. The medal is awarded to either a junior or senior student in the Port Angeles High School JROTC program, as qualified by Capt. Picker.
3). Education, Historic Preservation: Newspaper Publishing: The Sequim Gazette is recognized as a newspaper for outstanding work that repeatedly promotes education, historic preservation, and patriotism. Michael Daishell, Editor will be accepting the award.
4). Education, Historic Preservation: Radio Broadcasting: KSQM 91.5 FM is recognized as a broadcasting radio for repeatedly announcing and promoting local education opportunities, historic preservation, and continued patriotism. Announcer, Susan Sorenson is accepting the award.
5). Education & Patriotism: The Flag of the United States of America: Mt. Pleasant I.G.S Store in Port Angeles is recognized as a local business that shows correct usage for their respectful flying of the Flag of the United States. The US Flag has stood, lighted at I.G.S. Store in Port Angeles since 1959. I.G.S. is owned by Glenn & Kathy Johnson and they will be accepting the award.
Michael Trebert Recognition Tea Committee Chair, Carol Weiler, states that “due to the pandemic our annual Tea has a different look this year, however the recognition will continue. We will be spreading out the times of the awards at the Northwest Veterans Resource Center Memorial Hall. Masks and social distancing will of course be adhered to. Our Annual event is privileged to again have his Excellency, General George Washington, facilitating the recognition award”.
The event continues as an annual formal event for Michael Trebert Chapter Daughters, members attending will be adorned in hats and white gloves in show of esteem community gratitude. Pictures will be available on Michael Trebert – DAR Facebook Page.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and diverse, with over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. DAR members annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world. DAR chapters participate in projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Over one million members have joined the organization since its founding in 1890.
If you are interested in learning more about DAR membership, contact Ginny Wagner, Registar at [email protected]