Welcome to the Rebecca Dewey NSDAR Wreaths Across America
Three Oaks, MI – November 17, 2021
REMEMBER the Fallen…HONOR those who Serve…TEACH our children the value of freedom.
On December 18th, 2021, at 12:00 pm, Rebecca Dewey NSDAR will be helping Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan, to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting the Rebecca Dewey NSDAR and Wreaths Across America?Link: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/M10171P
About Wreaths Across America: Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 2,500 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas. Volunteer Location Contact: Sandy Wilhoit, 269/462-3982 firstname.lastname@example.org
About the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Dewey Chapter:
Chapter History – The Rebecca Dewey Chapter, NSDAR, Three Oaks, Michigan, was organized July 9, 1909, with a membership of seventeen. It was chartered December 21, 1909, with fourteen members. Since Three Oaks had secured the Dewey Cannon at the close of the Spanish-American War, it was decided to name the Chapter after Admiral Dewey’s great grandmother. Rebecca Dewey Chapter NSDAR currently has 30 Members.
Dewey Cannon – This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. “Three Oaks Against the World,” a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War’s “Florence Nightingale.” Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.